Advanced template library

Templates are a simple way to change your site's appearance easily, but they come with some more advanced features as well.


Template data files can be downloaded by clicking on the download icon while mousing over a template screenshot.  This will download a file such as example-template.json to your computer.  You can share this template with another Icompendium user, for example.


Template data files downloaded, as described above, can be imported via the admin section > Site settings > Template > Template library > Import template section.

Formatting for page types

A newly loaded template will not change the appearance of existing pages (such as image galleries and blog pages) but templates can contain information to affect the appearance of newly created gallery pages and blog pages, for example.

Saving page type formatting as part of the template you create
If you wish to create a new template that contains specific image gallery or blog settings, for example, this is possible like so:
  • Go to the admin section > Site settings > Template > Template builder > Pages > Set the layout for new pages
  • Here, you can set the layout for pages, such as gallery or blog pages. 

Once you have done the above steps, these page type settings will be a part of any new templates created in the Template library > New template section.  So, once that new template is loaded, a newly created gallery page, for example, will use settings from the template.

Another way to set page type settings within a template you create
Most pages within your admin section, such as gallery pages and blog pages, have a setting in the Layout section such as: Apply above settings to all galleries.  If this option is checked, and the page is saved, then those settings will be used for any new pages, and will also become part of any template you create.