You can create a new place template based on a currently configured place. A template saves the type, order, and layout of tiles for a place.
This article provides the procedure for creating a new template for a place.
If you want to create a new place template, you can base one on the tiles included in an existing place you have configured and saved. For example, if you create a group by using the General Collaboration template, but add and delete some tiles to include different information in that group, you can save the layout of the tiles as a Place Template. Then you can apply that template to other places you create.
If you have Community Manager rights, you can save place templates as community templates so that other people in the community can use them. Alternatively, only you can see your saved templates in Your Templates.
A template saves the type, order, and layout of tiles for a place. It does not save the configuration of those tiles. If you've created lists of links using the Helpful Links tile, for example, and saved a template based on that place, places with that template applied will have the Helpful Links tile in the same position. But they will not include the link list you created. This is true even if you later reapply that template to the same group.
To create a template based on an existing place:
- Navigate to a place.
- Click the Gear Icon > Edit activity page to open the Activity page for editing.
Alternatively, you can click the Gear Icon > Settings, or click the Info Icon > Edit to open the Edit Group page, and then click OK to edit the Activity page.
- Change the tiles until the layout looks the way you want.
- Click Save to save them to the current template.
Please note that the custom pages you add are not saved within the template.
- Click Manage > Save as new template and specify a name and description for the new template.
This option becomes available only if you have customized the current template.
- Provide a name and tags for the new template.
Tags are used to populate the Similar PLaces title.
- Click Save.