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Choose Layout

CommonSpot provides two methods of rendering Custom Element content - Display Templates, for WYSIWYG formatting, and Render Handlers, small ColdFusion modules for defining output. (See Element Display Templates and Defining Render Handlers in the Administrator's Reference, and Custom Render Handlers in the Contributor's Reference.)

Elements supporting these layout controls present a Choose Layout option in the Elements menu. Select this option to view all available layouts for the current Element and to view, select, change, or add a layout. Note that you cannot edit CommonSpot "factory" renderings

This feature make it easy to preview and pick the best format for your content, or to quickly modify or create one that fits your needs. Each option displays with an explanatory description and a set of action options. The current default displays in bold.

Click to sort by Name or Description.

Name: This column displays the CommonSpot name for the display template or render handler. Layouts with example images include a preview icon . Mouseover to see how Element data will display.

Description: Optional. Add a description to make selection easier.

Actions: Click the edit icon to modify a selected render handler or display template, or click Add Render Handler or Add Display Template to create a new layout for Element data. See the Administrator's Reference for details. Click the deleteicon to remove a layout record for this Element. Note that this removes the display template or render handler from this list, but does not delete the file. You cannot delete CommonSpot "factory" render handlers or display templates.

Click Save to apply the highlighted selection to the current Element or Cancel to exit without saving.


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