Getting the setup hookup

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Getting the setup hookup

  1. 1. Get the Setup Hookup: Using Setup Blocks to Create a Site Template by Nadira Yasmeen (Services) #cascadeserver @hannon_hill
  2. 2. What is a Site Template? #cascadeserver @hannon_hill ● Barebones site structure ● Defines basic look & feel ● Configurable to your heart’s content
  3. 3. Why a Site Template? Saves Time ● Users can just do the following: ○ Copy Site ○ Customize Site URL information ○ Update Groups with appropriate Permissions ○ Update Setup Configuration information ● Saves Tedium
  4. 4. Site Template Ingredients ● Appropriate Asset Factories ● Publishing Destination (disabled) ○ Disabled - will prompt users to update Destination information ● Setup Block ○ Site Banner ○ Ancestors for prepending to Breadcrumb trail ○ Contact Information ● Site Landing Page
  5. 5. Setting up your Site Template ● Create the Site Example as a starting point ● Create the Landing Page, if not already created ● Determine configurable areas ● Setup Block ○ Create the Data Definition ○ Write the format(s)
  6. 6. Round 2 ● Create the Common site ○ Move all shared assets including blocks, formats, base assets and administrative components ● Create the Site Template ● Test the Site Template
  7. 7. Call Me… maybe? nadira.yasmeen@hannonhill.com Twitter: nadirayasmeen

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