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Item templates (not recommended)

ShopBuilder has replaced the item templates

It’s technically possible to use item templates with the Ceres webshop. However, we don’t recommend doing so for two reasons:

  • Item templates overwrite your “normal” product pages and are therefore not particularly useful in real life situations.

  • This procedure is more complicated than designing product pages with ShopBuilder (see German video starting from minute 12:17).

You can use item templates to design your webshop’s product pages. You’ll proceed as follows:

  1. Create a new category of the type “Content” and insert HTML code into the “Template” tab.

  2. Link the desired items to this category.

  3. Finally, deploy the Ceres plugin.

1. Creating a category for the item template

  1. Go to Item » Category.

  2. Click on New category.
    → The Create new category window opens.

  3. Enter a name for the category.

  4. Click on Create.
    → The category is created and displayed in the directory tree on the left.

  5. Click on this category’s Settings tab.

  6. Select the type Content.

  7. Save () the settings.

  8. Click on the tab Template and insert HTML code. This is the template.

  9. Save () the settings.

2. Linking items with the template category

Once you’ve created the item template, you’ll link this template with the desired items. You can either link the template with one single item or with several items at once.

2.1. Linking the template with one item

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Search for and open the item.

  3. Click on the Texts tab in the upper row.

  4. Scroll down to the option Item template.

  5. Click on Assign category ().
    → The Select item template window opens.

  6. Click on the category of the type “Content”.

  7. Click on Select.
    → The template will be linked to the item.

  8. Save () the settings.

2.2. Linking the template with multiple items

  1. Go to Item » Edit item.

  2. Set the filter Table type to Item.

  3. Choose additional filters on the left if needed and click on Search ().

  4. Select () the items to be edited from the overview on the right.

  5. Click on Item group function.
    → The Item group function window opens.

  6. Link the item template. To do so:

    1. Search for the Item template option in the Global area.

    2. Click on the check box () to the left of this option.

    3. Click on Assign category () to the right of this option.
      → The Select item template window opens.

    4. Click on the category of the type “Content”.

    5. Click on Select.

    6. Click on Execute.
      → The template will be linked to all of the selected items.

3. Deploying the plugin

Deploy the Ceres plugin and check what the template looks like in your webshop. Keep in mind that item templates overwrite your “normal” product pages and are therefore not particularly useful in real life situations.

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