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Site Templates

In versions of VSys prior to 3.1, there was a single template available for VSys Live sites, and it wasn't very flexible. The new mechanism supports:

Of course you can continue to use your existing site, but migrating to the new site templates brings a lot of benefits!

VSys comes with one or more built-in site templates (as of this writing there are five, but only Apex is fully supported.) Site templates define the regions available on VSys Live pages, as well as options for CSS and page layout. Each site template defines:

Okay, so what does this mean? Flexibility. In addition to your site's being able to have multiple page layouts, and have each page be very configurable, it also means that we can build you new or modified site templates and not have to reprogram VSys to do so!

Editing the built-in site templates or creating your own isn't supported. Doing so is very complicated, fraught with opportunities for obvious and subtle errors, and also not documented. Oh, and whenever we update your site, it'll get the latest site template, overwriting your changes. There are good, supported places to change the CSS: use them!

See Also

VSys Live

Introduction to VSys Live

How Does VSys Live Work?

The Big Book of VSys Live Implementations

Creating a New VSys Live Site

Site Content

Site Setup

Global Options

Copy/Paste Is Your Friend

Unique Web User IDs

User Password Resets

VSys Live Examples

Installing VSys Live

Exporting VSys Live Settings

Importing VSys Live Settings

Returning Volunteers

VSys Live Application Diagnostics

VSys Live Implementations - For Staff