Page models

 Presentation

A fundamental principle of CMS is the separation between content and presentation.  In other words the graphics and the information contained in the site are totally independent from one another.

The page models thus serve to define a common thread for your site's pages most commonly grouped together:  the banner, the navigation menu, the footer and the background of your site.

In most cases your site will be constituted of two or three page models:

  • A model for the homepage,
  • A model for the internal pages,
  • And sometimes a model for the form pages.

When you create each page of your site you must select the page model that it should use.  You can at any time and in a few clicks select another model for the page in question.

This principle assures a homogeneous presentation of all the pages of the site.

As each page is not identical in its content, the page models will contain information concerning the modifiable zones of the site, also called client spaces.

It is thanks to these client spaces that you can insert, in a simple and intuitive manner, the content of each page with the help of content rows.

Creating a model:

A page model is made up of properties which make it possible to classify it in relation to Automne's other page models and to define its use in Automne.

It also has an XML definition that contains the XML code necessary for the pages that use the model to function correctly.

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