Working with a Default Template

DGL
7 Posts
DGL posted this 20 October 2014

Hello,

I seem to be confused on how to work with and develop a Default template. My goal is to develop an overall look and feel of a default template then tweak the look and feel for the Home page or Blog page or whatever page needs to be tweaked. What I am finding is that the Default template looks to be disabled and I am having to select each template individually (Home - Page - Blog - Post - 404 Text - Default) when making any changes. The Default template or view looks to be disabled which is confusing (attached image).

I must be doing something wrong but what view or template do I need to be viewing so that I can develop and make changes to an overall default template?

Thanks,
Brian

Hello, I seem to be confused on how to work with and develop a Default template. My goal is to develop an overall look and feel of a default template then tweak the look and feel for the Home page or Blog page or whatever page needs to be tweaked. What I am finding is that the Default template looks to be disabled and I am having to select each template individually (Home - Page - Blog - Post - 404 Text - Default) when making any changes. The Default template or view looks to be disabled which is confusing (attached image). I must be doing something wrong but what view or template do I need to be viewing so that I can develop and make changes to an overall default template? Thanks, Brian
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Support Team
Support Team posted this 21 October 2014

Hello

The Default template is disabled because there is nothing to show on this template (no content to show). Please follow the instruction provided in the message on the template page:

To turn on the Default template, simply create a Menu item....

Note: In fact, "Default" means "template of all other pages". This template works in the same way as all other templates (Post, Page, Home). You will need to config all templates separately except controls which was copied as links to other templates (right click on control >> "Copy" and then "Paste as link" on other template).

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hello The Default template is disabled because there is nothing to show on this template (no content to show). Please follow the instruction provided in the message on the template page: > To turn on the Default template, simply create a Menu item.... Note: In fact, "Default" means "template of all other pages". This template works in the same way as all other templates (Post, Page, Home). You will need to config all templates separately except controls which was copied as links to other templates (right click on control >> "Copy" and then "Paste as link" on other template). Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you, Olivia
dinospla
7 Posts
dinospla posted this 13 March 2015

i cant doing !
you can explain better ?
thanks

i cant doing ! you can explain better ? thanks
dinospla
7 Posts
dinospla posted this 13 March 2015

you can fix it this to my tamplate?

you can fix it this to my tamplate?
Support Team
Support Team posted this 13 March 2015

Hello Brian,
please follow the description from the article
http://answers.billiondigital.com/articles/5043/default-template-1

If you cannot manage with it please provide the access to Joomla admin back end and we'll create a page fir Default template on your site.
I moved the topic to private so you may post the access credentials here.

Regards,
Aileen

Hello Brian, please follow the description from the article http://answers.billiondigital.com/articles/5043/default-template-1 If you cannot manage with it please provide the access to Joomla admin back end and we'll create a page fir Default template on your site. I moved the topic to private so you may post the access credentials here. Regards, Aileen
DGL
7 Posts
DGL posted this 14 March 2015

Hello Support,

Just an FYI... I do not know who the poster "dinospla" is and have not posted anything recently to this post. You may need to contact "dinospla" to see if he needs help.

Thanks,
Brian

Hello Support, Just an FYI... I do not know who the poster "dinospla" is and have not posted anything recently to this post. You may need to contact "dinospla" to see if he needs help. Thanks, Brian
Support Team
Support Team posted this 14 March 2015

Hello Brian,
I'm very sorry for the inconvenience.
If you managed with the default template we may move the topic to Public. Should we do it or not?

Regards,
Aileen

Hello Brian, I'm very sorry for the inconvenience. If you managed with the default template we may move the topic to Public. Should we do it or not? Regards, Aileen
DGL
7 Posts
DGL posted this 15 March 2015

Yes go ahead and move it to Public.

Thanks,
Brian

Yes go ahead and move it to Public. Thanks, Brian
DaveOzric
926 Posts
DaveOzric posted this 13 August 2015

No idea how to get this turned on. All the instructions I am reading do not seem to work.

I have a "Catagory List" menu item on the site but my desktop themler just keeps telling me Default Template is disabled.

Any suggestions?

No idea how to get this turned on. All the instructions I am reading do not seem to work. I have a "Catagory List" menu item on the site but my desktop themler just keeps telling me Default Template is disabled. Any suggestions?
Support Team
Support Team posted this 14 August 2015

Hi,

I do not have issues with the desktop version. I have added the Login page for example.
Please make sure that you have the latest update of the desktop version.

Sincerely,
Hella
BillionDigital Team

Hi, I do not have issues with the desktop version. I have added the Login page for example. Please make sure that you have the latest update of the desktop version. Sincerely, Hella BillionDigital Team
rmacias
25 Posts
rmacias posted this 16 January 2016

I totally agree its about one of the worst explanations. What the heck does it mean to create a menu item of the chosen type that has no appropriate page template. And how exactly do you do that. Don't say turn on a menu item. How do you turn on the menu item exactly step by step if you are unfamiliar with the product giving vague directions doesn't help.

I totally agree its about one of the worst explanations. What the heck does it mean to create a menu item of the chosen type that has no appropriate page template. And how exactly do you do that. Don't say turn on a menu item. How do you turn on the menu item exactly step by step if you are unfamiliar with the product giving vague directions doesn't help.
rmacias
25 Posts
rmacias posted this 16 January 2016

Ok so I figured out what you mean by create a menu item. You mean in the CMS wordpress, joomla etc create the menu item that doesn't exist.

Ok so I figured out what you mean by create a menu item. You mean in the CMS wordpress, joomla etc create the menu item that doesn't exist.
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