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, and pages are not saved with the new template.
You need to have rights to a
place to save it as a template.
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 Your 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 Activity page for your place and click the gear icon > Configure activity page.
Note: You can also click the gear icon > Settings or click the info icon > Edit. The Edit page will appear. You can
make changes to this information now if you want, but it's not
required. Click OK.