Editable regions are a useful way to give editors the means to change text or images within sections of a page layout without affecting the layout's design. This article assumes you're familiar with using your own HTML and CSS to make page layouts in SiteBuilder.
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Set up your layout and a data list page beneath it
- Create a new page with the Blank web page template.
- Add your HTML layout to the new page.
- You need to create a data list page template immediately beneath the page containing the HTML layout. This holds the editable regions. Go to Edit > Create new page.
On the Create new page screen, append
&sb_dataEntry=trueto the URL and select Enter. For example, if your page layout is located at
/fac/arts/music/layoutthe URL is:
- In the Change page template section, select Data list.
- Choose Generic list (advanced) from the List of drop-down list.
- Expand the Add page properties section and fill in the standard page properties.
- Publish the page.
- On the data list page you created, select Add a new entry.
- In the Title field, enter a title – for example,
hp-01-block. We recommend using titles resulting in a logical order that match the content flow in the layout from left to right and top to bottom.
- Leave the Link, Content, Metadata and Tags boxes empty, then select Save changes.
- Repeat steps 9-11 for as many editable regions as you require.
[content] tags to your layout
- Go to the page containing your HTML layout.
To retrieve the content from an entry in the data list page, add the following to your HTML layout:
[content page="regions" term="hp-01-block"]hp-01-block[/content]
pageis the slug of your data list and
termis the title of your editable region.
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