A template defines the default content of a new page. Complex websites may use several templates for creating the different types of pages in the site. Further, the set of templates may become a blueprint used to rollout changes to a cluster of servers.
In this exercise, all pages are based on one simple template.
In the Create Template dialog, type the following values and then click Next:
- Label : playpage
- Title : An SCF Sandbox Play Template
- Description : An SCF Sandbox template for play pages
- Resource Type : an-scf-sandbox/components/playpage
- Ranking : <leave as default>
The Label is used for the node name.
The Resource Type appears on the playpage's jcr:content node as the property sling:resourceType. It identifies the component (resource) that renders the content when requested by a browser.
In this case, all pages created using the playpage template are rendered by the an-scf-sandbox/components/playpage component. By convention, the path to the component is relative, allowing Sling to search for the resource first in the /apps folder and, if not found, in the /libs folder.
"Allowed Paths" refers to the paths of pages which use this template, such that the template is listed for the New Page dialog.
To add a path, click the plus button '+' and type /content(/.*)? in the text box that appears. If using copy/paste, ensure there are no leading or trailing spaces.
Note : the value of the allowed path property is a regular expression. Content pages that have a path that matches the expression can use the template. In this case, the regular expression matches the path of the /content folder and all its subpages.
When an author creates a page below /content, the playpage template titled "An SCF Sandbox Page Template" appears in a list of available templates to use.
After the root page is created from the template, access to the template could be restricted to this website by modifying the property to include the root path in the regular expression, i.e..
Create the component that defines the content and renders any pages created based on the playpage template.
By setting the node's name (Label) to playpage, the path to the component is
which corresponds to the Resource Type of the playpage template (optionally minus the initial /apps/ part of the path).
In the Create Component dialog, type the following property values :
- Label : playpage
- Title : An SCF Sandbox Play Component
- Description : This is the component which renders content for An SCF Sandbox page.
- Super Type : <leave blank>
- Group :