Page types and templates

Tom Troughton asked on March 25, 2015 12:46

Is it possible to associate a page type with a default template? It seems to me that you'd typically design a specific template to work with a specific page type, but as far as I can tell when adding a new structured page Kentico inherits the parent template by default. It seems to be that this is over-complicating things for a typical user who I wouldn't expect to need to differentiate between all the available templates.

I understand the point that with repeaters a single template can be used for listing and detailing a structured type. But from my perspective it's likely that a listing and detail page will actually contain very different content in reality so really would most likely use different templates.

Your thoughts appreciated.

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Brenden Kehren answered on March 25, 2015 13:23

What your describing will work well if you have a one to one relationship with an actual viewable page and an actual page type. But if you use multiple page types to display content on a single viewable page, then this approach won't work. There are multiple ways of designing a site and these are just two of them, which is why Kentico is so flexible.

To answer your question, yes you can assign a default template to a page type, you can find this setting on the General tab of the page type's definition.

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Tom Troughton answered on March 25, 2015 15:11

Thank you Guru Brenden ;)

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