30 Nov 2005
15 Jan 2008
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Yes I understand that we can add controls to the templates we create in sitefinity, however these controls are then shared (common) to all pages that use the template, and are also not directly editable by the user. What I was referring to in my previous post was that we'd like the ability to define what default controls are on the page when someone creates it.
For example, We could create a page template which has 2 cells generally used for text (generic content control), and 1 cell generally used for images (image control). In this case I'd like the ability to define in the template, the controls that are default. That way, when the user creates a page and selects the template, it would automatically have 2 empty Generic Content controls and 1 empty Image control on the page, which are ready to edit.
It's almost like guidance for the users. They create a page and select a template and they immediately know why type of information should be on the page, based on the default controls. They can always add more controls or even remove the default ones.
In our case, we have several pages with many content place holders so users have to drag and drop alot of controls. The type of controls they drag on the page are always the same (Generic Content and 1 custom control), so it would save them time to have them automatically on the page for the given template.
I hope this clarifies my suggestion.