Templates Overview

Templates Overview


Templates provide blue prints or a starting place for building pages. Templates are populated with placeholder images and text that you will need to replace with actual content. They are easy to use.

IMPORTANT: Templates provide a clone of the page. Be sure not to edit or delete the page or you will overwrite the template.

Each template is populated with all the possible body sections recommended for the type of page being cloned. Sections you don't wish to use should be deleted. The sections can also be reordered and duplicated.

Templates contain a page header area. Each template has a number of possible headers to choose from. Every page must include a header.

Each template contains a body area with a number of recommended sections for each type of page. Every page must include at least one body section.

Each template includes one header section. For every template there are a number of possible headers. The template includes one or the possibilities for the template. If you don't want to use the placeholder header you can remove it and select a different option.

Templates List

Available Sections By Template

Available Header Sections By Template

How To Use a Template

  1. Go to Content/Add from Template in the admin menu
  2. Select the template you wish to clone
  3. Select the View tab to see the placeholder view of the template
  4. Determine if you want to remove, duplicate or reorder any of the sections
  • NOTE: Each page can only use one header section
  1. Select the Clone link to return to cloning the page IMPORTANT: Make sure you are not on the edit view or you will overwrite the template
  2. Replace the Title of the clone
  3. In the Page Header section and in the Body select Edit if you wish use the default content
  4. The section will expand to reveal the contents
  • TIP: To edit all the sections at once select the Edit all button
  1. Replace the placeholder text and placeholder images with the actual content
  2. To reorder sections, select the icon to the left of the section and drag to reorder
  3. To duplicate a section, select the vertical ellipsis to the right of the Edit button and select Duplicate to create a copy
  4. If would like to remove a section select the vertical ellipsis to the right of the Edit button and select Remove
  5. If you removed the header select the Add Header Section button
  6. Select another available header and select Add
  7. To add an additional body section, select the Add Body Section button
  8. Choose from the available body sections and select Add
  9. Select either Save as Draft or Published with the drop-down menu
  10. Select Save at the bottom left of the form

NOTE: Instructions for specific sections are found in the documentation in Sections or select the section names above.


All content on KU CMS sites must meet accessibility standards. See Accessibility for information, including guidelines and best practices.

Guidelines and Best Practices

  • Pages can only use one header section
  • IMPORTANT: Be sure to follow the instructions to clone your selected template. Do not attempt to edit the cloneable template itself from the content page, since that will overwrite the template.