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Creating Templates: (Explained)
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This article will serve as your introduction to our Collection and Template system, and hopefully help you understand how this will impact your product creation flow and Storefront.
At the top level of our product structure is Collections. Collections represent groupings of Templates, but work slightly differently for classes than it does for shows. The reason for this, is that the Collections directly impact the layout of the classlist on your Storefront, while the showslist does not change based on template. See the image below:
"Classes" is a Collection, "Level 1A" is a Template, and the card below is a Product. Having a title on your products is optional - it will only be displayed if the title is different from the title of the Template. This is explored further in our Class article. This is however important to remember when you create a Collection for Classes, because the name of the Collection impacts the Storefront.
Templates allow you to create multiple similar Products very quickly, by having a lot of the information pre-added. This is useful when creating multiple versions of the same class, e.g. "Level 1A", but you have different Teachers, or they have different starting times. Have the same show every Friday night, but with a rotating cast? Use the Template to quickly create slightly different versions of your Friday night show for the entire year.
Templates can have 9 different preset sections at the time of writing.
1. Template Title
6. Email Campaign
For a closer look at what each element covers, take a look at our "Product Creation" page.
Products under a Template cannot be altered from the Template page after creating an instance. This means that once created, a Product exists separately from the Template. It is important however, not to delete Templates that have active products tied to it, as this may mess up the structure.