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Architect pages are a key mechanism by which designers control the look & feel of a site. The pages individually manage the contents of key components of the site. 

Architect pages are a key mechanism which control the look and feel of a site. They are essentially the structure-controlling templates of your site, defining where content lives on the page and how it's configured.

Architect pages individually manage the contents of key components of the site. As an example, the menu architect page controls what menu items (and sub-items, if appropriate) are seen on the site's menus and how those options are accessed. To change a menu, you would edit this architect page.

These pages help create a consistent look and feel across the site. These pages reside in the Theme Press Default Space. Architect pages include the following types:

Type

Used to...

Banner

display system messages above the Confluence header

Header

display content in the canvas header

Menu

provide site/space navigation in the canvas header

Layout

define page structure; displays content common to all pages in a space

Footer

display content in the canvas footer

An important part of the role of an Administrator is to determine who will access the architect pages. In general, an information architect or designer is the one who will actively manage the architect pages.

Downloading and Uploading Architect Pages

Administrators and Information Architects will occasionally have to download and upload architect pages.

This might be done to download these page as a backup. Or, this might be done to upload them, in order to move them to another system/environment (such as from a test server to a production server).

To change the site default, complete the following procedures.

  1. Open the Architect tab:
  2. Expand the appropriate accordion:
    • Banners
    • Headers
    • Menus
    • Layouts
    • Footers
  3. Select the radio button that corresponds to the appropriate architect page.
  4. The Change Source window opens.
  5. Click the OK button to confirm.
  6. Wait for the page to refresh.

 

Complete the following procedures to download your architect pages.

  1. From any page in the Theme Press Default Space
  2. Open the Architect tab.
  3. At the bottom of the accordion list, expand Download / Upload.
  4. Select the page(s) you want to download.
  5. Click the download icon ().
  6. Theme Press downloads a .zip file to your local drive.

Complete the following procedures to upload your architect pages.

  1. From any page in the Theme Press Default Space
  2. Open the Architect tab.
  3. At the bottom of the accordion list, expand Download / Upload.
  4. Click the upload icon ().
  5. The Upload Architect Pages window opens.
  6. Click the Choose File button.
  7. A navigation window opens.
  8. Navigate to and open the theme-press-architect-pages.zip file.
  9. The Import Pages window opens.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Wait for the upload to complete.

Controlling Access and Visibility of Architect Pages

The administrator controls access to the architect page by managing access to the Architect Tab in the Designer. On the access accordion, an administrator can assign access to an individual team member or a group.

In general, it's always better to assign access to a group, rather than an individual. This way, if your team membership changes, permissions won't necessarily need to be adjusted.

If you restrict viewing access to any of the Architect Pages, it will impact on a user's experience on any page where the Architect Page is implemented.


Example
: If you place a graphic on the brikit.layout.header page and click the "render in context" box, and then restrict viewing access to the brikit.layout.header page, the graphic will NOT be visible to users who do not have the viewing permission.


While you can limit EDITING for the layout pages, for best results, you should not limit VIEWING of the pages.

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