With the editable templates, creating and maintaining templates is no longer a developer-only task. A type of power-user, who is called a template author, can now create templates. Developers are still required to setup the environment, create client libraries, and create the components to be used, but once these basics are in place the template author has the flexibility to create and configure templates without a development project.
All pages in We.Retail are based on editable templates, allowing non-developers to adapt and customize the templates.
Back in the template editor, you can edit the policy of the text component within the layout container.
This allows you to:
- Select an existing policy or create a new policy for the container
- Define the features available to the page author when using this component such as
- Allowed paste sources
- Formatting options
- Allowed paragraph styles
- Allowed special characters
Many components based on the core components allow the configuration of options at the component level through the editable templates, removing the need for customization by developers.
You may also wish to investigate core components. See the authoring document Core Components for an overview of the capabilities of the core components and the developer document Developing Core Components for a technical overview.