Asset layouts screen

The layouts screen lets you apply custom edit layouts to root nodes and override any custom edit layouts applied to the layout manager. Find this screen in Settings  Layouts within the asset menu.

This ability means, for example, that you can have different layouts for different sites. Read the Custom edit layouts documentation for more information on creating custom edit layouts, and using the layout manager.

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Add layout

This section lets you select to which asset types you want to apply a custom edit layout.

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Figure 1. The add layout section of the layouts screen

Select the asset types from the list provided and click Save. For example, if you have created a layout for the standard page, select Standard page from the list and click Save. Additional fields for that asset type will appear in the Edit Layouts section below. To select multiple asset types at once, click the More…​ button. An additional list will appear on the screen.

Edit layouts

This section lets you select which custom edit layouts to use for a particular asset type. By default, no information will appear. Once you have selected an asset type in the Add a layout section, the fields shown in the figure below will appear.

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Figure 2. The edit layouts section of the layouts screen

Each asset type that is selected will appear in a blue heading. For example, in the previous figure, the standard page asset type has been selected; hence Page standard appears in a blue heading.

In the Add a layout for screen list, select the screen you want to apply a layout to and click Save. For example, if you have created an custom edit layout for the metadata screen, select Metadata from the list, and click Save. If you have only created one custom edit layout for the asset type, select Details from the list and click Save. Additional fields will appear on the screen, as shown:

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Figure 3. Additional fields in the edit layouts section

Select the custom edit layout in the Layout section and click Save. The custom edit interface will now use in the layout for the selected asset type.

An custom edit layout will only be visible if the asset has a design applied. Read Designs for more information on how to apply a design.

Once you have applied an custom edit layout, you do not need to reapply if you make a change to the layout. The custom edit interface will automatically update with the changes.

To remove a screen for an asset type, click the Remove field and click Save. To remove an asset type, select the Remove customisations option under the blue heading and click Save.

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