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  1. James@Nw
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    08 Jun 2010
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    Hi Guys,

    Is it not possible to, rather than create multiple master pages, create one master page which has my header, body and footer. Then all I need to do is create templates for the body section such as a three column, two column or one column layout?

    Maintenance becomes a nightmare if you have you contently work across so many master pages.

    Many thanks
    James
  2. Radoslav Georgiev
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    08 Jun 2010
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    Hello James,

    Thank you for using our services.

    Under the current architecture this is not quite possible as you want it to be. You can always use one master page and out of it create many templates, by using duplicate template. However all content place holders have to be defined on your master page. This leaves you the possibility to just define the layout of those cotnent place holders though different themes. I gues you can put display: none style rule to content placeholders you do not wish to show in different themes.

    The new layout editor of Sitefinity 4.0 will allow you to do exactly what you are looking for. Even add new layout holders through the UI, as opposed to only being able to define them in master pages as in Sitefinty 3.x versions.

    Kind regards,
    Radoslav Georgiev
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  3. James@Nw
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    Thanks Radoslav,

    That's a pity but I guess that is the way it is right now.

    Cheers,
    James
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