Templates for blog posts / wiki posts
When I create a specific kind of blog or wiki post with different layouts, widgets etc. I cannot copy it to use it again. Therefore I need the possibility to save posts as a template.
Sarah Dönges commented
Sounds great! We definitely need some kind of template function for blog articles since we create weekly updates. The content is created by different departments which are supposed to use a standardized structure. A template would help a lot.
Tobias Knebel commented
Copy and paste would definitely help and would be enough to keep it simple (before enabling templates). It should be possible for different types of apps such as content app, wikis, blogs. And it should be possible to copy from one workspace or page to another one. With this functionality one could create a private workspace as collection of frequently needed and ready designed apps.
Sebastian Schuler commented
Good Idea. But when copying articles it must also be possible to copy the subarticles as well.
Article structure to copy:
Templates could be quite complicated and hard to understand / maintain for users. Maybe we start with adding an option to move / copy articles first and see whether this is sufficient for your use cases?!
Or this could be done by allowing "draft" article and COPY/PASTE of article. One article could be a template and copied (with widgets) when a new article needs to be done). Like in this idea: https://community.coyoapp.com/forums/306010-coyo/suggestions/18737251-copy-individual-wiki-articles-including-added-wid
Yeeesss!!!! Pleasseee!!! That would make creating cohesive content a breeze! Please please please!
We also really need this feature!
Katja Lange commented
templates for regular posts would also increase the usability of the global search. As of now the same posts are not found if only a small detail in title or text differs i.e. "Neue Mitarbeiter" vs. "Neue Mitarbeiterin" vs. "Neuer Mitarbeiter" in the title. With the rich text editor being very problematic to use, we now write every blog post in word anyways. Editing would definitely reduce as well with a template.
As a user, I want to save a template for wiki/blog articles. When creating a new article, I can choose to use this template (consisting of the row layout, widgets and content).
This helps e.g. to create weekly/monthly reports, which should look homogenous.
Moreover it´s easier to keep the layout for a series of blog articles, if I can save the structure as a template.
wiki articles should have templates too. local admin of page or group can easily set up a template. unused users can just fill out that template at ease
Thomas Weiss commented
Besides the Workspaces and page templates where it is possible to define standard apps for a new page or workplace, it should be possible to define which widgets are used inside the apps.
This could significantly accelerate the process of writing new blog articles or content pages, because layout and widget position are already in place with a template. For example a department page with a content app has always a profile widget for the contact person and a link widget for important links.