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Create a meeting template

This article goes through the process of creating a template that can be used by your editors to create web pages and listings about meetings. The template will consist of a sub template, a template with some additional properties, and a web control.

Nested template approach:
Using sub templates allows changes to be easily made, which in turn will affect each meeting page that has been created from it.

Create a sub template

  1. Create a new sub template.
  2. Give your sub template a name (e.g. sub-meetings).
  3. Add the meetings web control by right clicking within the sub template to bring up the Insert Web control menu, select Councillors & Committees and then select Committee Meeting Record.
  4. The Committee Meeting Record web control properties window will appear. Set the properties that you need and click Save.
  5. Save the sub template and then Submit and Approve it.

Create a template to house the sub template

  1. Create a new Structured Content Template.
  2. Give your template a name (e.g. meetings-record).
  3. Select Properties from the Editor tab bar.
  4. Scroll down to Template Type and select Structured Content Template from the Type dropdown and CommitteeMeeting from the Association dropdown menu. This tells Contensis that any page created using this template will be based on the committee meeting structured content definition.
  5. Return to the Editor tab bar and add the sub template you created in the previous section by clicking and dragging the sub template icon into your template placeholder. The sub template and web control will be displayed within your template.
  6. Save the template and then Submit and Approve it.
  7. You'll need to assign your template to the folder where you want editors to add meetings to your site.

Note: You will need give your Committee Meeting publishers admin permissions on the folder to allow them to batch authorise meeting documents.