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Changing page templates in Guide

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Jess Bezos

In a Guide theme, there is one page template each for article, section, and category by default. On Guide Enterprise, Guide managers can create additional templates for article, sections, and categories. If your live theme has multiple templates for these template types, you can change the template for an article, section, or category at any time.

Agents can change the template on any article they have permission to edit. You must be a Guide Manager to change the template for a section or category.

Changing the template for an article

If you have multiple article templates in your live theme, you apply a template when you create a new article. You can change the template on an existing article at any time.

Agents can change the template on any article they have permission to edit.

To change the template for an article

  1. In Help Center, navigate to the article you want to edit, then click Edit article in the top menu bar.

    Edit article

    Alternatively, in Guide, click the Manage articles (Mange articles) icon in the sidebar, then select an article from an article list to open it in edit mode.

  2. In the sidebar, click Article settings.

  3. Click the Template menu, then select a template.

    You might have to scroll down to see this option.

    Select template

  4. Click Save.

    The live article is updated with the new template. You cannot preview this change in the article editor.

Changing the template for a category or section

If you have multiple category or section templates in your live theme, you apply a template when you create a new category or section. You can change the template on an existing category or section at any time.

You must be a Guide Manager to change the template for a section or category.

To change the template for a category or section

  1. In Help Center, navigate to the category or section you want to edit, then click Edit category or Edit section in the top menu bar.

    Edit section

    Alternatively, in Guide Admin, click the Arrange content (Arrange content) icon in the sidebar, then click the title of the category or section to open it in edit mode.

  2. In the sidebar, click the Template menu, then select a template.

    Select tempalte

  3. Click Update.

    The live category or section is updated with the new template.

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