A Yahoo! Store How To Start Editing Templates!

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A Yahoo! Store How To Start Editing Templates!

Every Yahoo! Store is built using templates. Templates are programs written in Yahoo! Store’s proprietary programming language, RTML. While it is not possible to modify the built-in templates, you can make copies of those built-in templates, and then change them as needed. The following describes how to go about copying the built-in templates and begin using the copies instead of the originals. To begin, log into the Store Manager and edit your store in Advanced Mode. Once in Advanced Mode, click the Templates button. You will see a table with two columns listing all the built-in templates. If your store is using Editor V3.0 (you can tell, if you click on Templates. If you are using Editor V3.0, the Templates page will say so at the top.) Locate and click on the template name storetemplate., click the Copy Template button, and when prompted for the name of the template, name it storetemplate (with no period at the end.) If you are using Editor V3.0, you can skip the rest of this checklist and scroll down to the next section. Locate and click on the template named home. Click the Copy Template button. When prompted for the name of the copy, enter the Yahoo! ID of your store followed by a hyphen and then the word home. “Example: yhst-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx-home” (do not include the period at the end.) Click “copy”. The template will be copied along with a number of other templates that are referenced by the home. template. Now locate and click on the template named index. and make a copy of that too, except name this copy the ID of your store hyphen index. “Example: yhst-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx-index” Repeat these steps for (make copies of) these templates: info., order-page., page., and privacy policy. Now that you have copies of the built-in templates, you need to tell the store software to use them. There are many ways to do this:

Specifying Templates Manually

In Advanced Mode, click Contents. You should see a list of all the pages in your store. Click the first link (page) that has item. page. (or storetemplate.) written next to it. Click the Edit button. Under Template, erase page. (or storetemplate. if you are on editor V3.0) and replace it with the name you gave your copy of the page. template. If you followed the instructions above, this name would be your store’s ID hyphen page. (or in editor V3.0, whatever you named the copy of storetemplate.) Click update. Repeat these steps for all the pages that have item. page. (or storetemplate.) written next to them. You can replace the template in any of the other pages (such as the home page or the index page, etc.) by clicking their name and changing their template to the appropriate copy. The appropriate copy would be, again, your store’s ID hyphen and the name of the built-in template less the period at the end. For example, for your home page, you would put “yhst-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx-home for Template.
 

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