redSHOP:Working with redSHOP Templates

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Overview of Template Section

  1. List of template sections + related templates
  2. Where is each template is used
  3. List of tags (+setting dependencies)
  4. Correct usage of loop tags
  5. Custom fields + text library tags (link to section)


Templates Listing screen

RedSHOP - Templates Listing.png

Fields:
Template Name - the name given that identifies and describes this specific display template
Section - the type of page or form template that can be displayed on the front-end of redSHOP (product catalog, customer areas, cart and checkout, order and quotation management, etc); you can create multiple variations of look and layout for each page, and assign them either as defaults or refer to them specifically through tags in the appropriate templates
Published – sets whether the template is available for assignment and use


Filters:
by Template name - updates the templates being listed to display those that have a specific name; type in all or part of the name for the template and press Enter on the keyboard
by Template section – updates the templates being listed to display those that are designed for specific pages the customer can visit on the front end


Actions:
New - takes you to the add template screen where you can add a new variation of a template for a specific page the customer can visit on the front end
Edit - takes you to the edit template screen where you can modify an existing template's details. The screen can be reached either by clicking on the template name or clicking on the checkbox next to their name followed by the edit button
Copy - lets you duplicate a template record, simply check the checkboxes next to the names of the templates that should be duplicated and click on copy
Delete - removes the template from the database, this is a permanent delete
Publish - lets you set templates to be available for assignment and use in batch, with either single or multiple template records selected for publishing
Unpublish - lets you set templates to be disabled and hidden from assignment in batch, with either single or multiple template records selected for unpublishing


Template Details screen

RedSHOP - Template Details.png

Fields:
Template Name - the name given that identifies and describes this specific display template
Template Section – select the type of page or form template that can be displayed on the front-end of redSHOP (product catalog, customer areas, cart and checkout, order and quotation management, etc); you can create multiple variations of look and layout for each page, and assign them either as defaults or refer to them specifically through tags in the appropriate templates
Publish – sets whether the template will be available to select from when choosing a layout for the page it applies to; unpublish to disable it and hide it from template-related dropdown lists
Available options: Yes, No
Description – the space where the content of the template is stored; this space accepts text, images, HTML and calls to Joomla! modules and plugins; you can use a variety of template-specific tags in the body of the template, each set of tags is listed at the bottom of this screen

Actions:
Save - saves any changes made and redirects to the listing screen
Cancel - returns to the listing screen without saving any changes

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