You can create a new place template based on a currently configured place using the
settings under Manage > Save as new template. Only edited templates have the option of being
saved as new ones.
If you want to create a new Place Template, you can base one on the tiles included in
an existing place you've configured and saved. For example, if you create a group
using the General Collaboration template, but add and delete some tiles to include
different information in that group, you can use Save as new
template to save the layout of the tiles as a Place Template. Then
you can assign that template to other places you create.
Note: If you
have Community Manager rights, you can save Place Templates as Community
templates so that other people in the community can use them. If you're not,
only you will see your saved templates in My Templates.
A template saves the type, order, and layout of tiles for a place. It does not save
the configuration of those tiles. If you've created lists of links using the Helpful
Links tile, for example, and saved a template based on that place, places with that
template assigned will have the Helpful Links tile in the same position. But they
will not include the link list you created. This is true even if you later reassign
that template to the same group.
To create a template based on an existing place:
Go to the place you want to base the template on. You need to have rights to a
place to save it as a template.
Modify the current place's Activity page by selecting Manage > Settings. Make sure the tiles and layouts are customized the way you want
them before you create a template.
If you've made revisions to the current place's template, click
Save to save them to the current template.
In the Manage menu, click Save as new template and
specify a name and description for the new template. You'll only see this option
if you have customized the current template.
Provide a name and some tags for the new template. Tags will be used to populate the Similar Places
If you want to apply the new template to a place, click Manage > Settings, and then select the new template from
Browse Templates > My Templates to select and apply it.