With Content Templater you can create predefined reusable content templates.
Not only can you make complete standard page layouts, you can also use Content Templater for text snippets. So any piece of text you want to use more than once, just make a content template of it! You can also set just about all the content options there are.
Under the editor you will get a list of available templates. If you select a template, your predefined content will be pasted in your article or other content item. And all the options you have set in the template will automatically be set (like title, alias, publishing settings, show icons settings, etc.)
More information: http://www.nonumber.nl/contenttemplater
NoNumber extensions require php 5.3+
See for more requirements: http://www.nonumber.nl/contenttemplater#requirements
For support use the forum: http://www.nonumber.nl/forum
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As I already know nonumber extensions, I gave this Content Templater a chance... and loved it from the first second!
How simple it a can be to create article-templates .. ;-)
This makes my life (and clients too) much easier as I can now create well designed articles and the client just need to adjust details within when creating new articles...
The way of handling additional options is great and very usefull.
Till now I didn't have an issue with this extension - but I already know that the support given by Peter is excellent!
It is not a cck at all but you can do lots of stuff way more easier than with a cck.
Consistency in editing.
Saving time repeating templates.
Using plugins and classes
And imagine using that in conjunction with snippets, replacement, scripts, articles and modules placement: check other extensions from Peter...
My Joomla love is greater thanks to NoNumber extensions.
I work with other people and this extension makes it extremely easy to create templates that anyone can use. It works not only on articles, but also on categories, modules, or wherever you can add content.
If you find yourself using the same pieces of code once and again, then this extension is a must. It boosts productivity and makes it very easy for less experienced people to get started.
Support is also great, even if you are using a free version of the extension, or any NoNumber extension for that matter.
Thanks to Peter for developing such great extensions!
Peter's support is excellent too - I emailed him on a Sunday, expecting a reply sometime Monday. 15 mins later I had a solution (the problem was my fault incidentally). For a free extension that is just exceptional.
Look at his website for his other extensions.
Thank you Peter.
On our site we have lists of completed projects that are filled out by miners in the field.
With Content Templater, all they have to do is select our Project Template and all the settings and article layout is done for them.
This has saved me countless hours of work, not to mention drastically reducing the amount of training documentation!
Thanks Peter for putting so much time and effort into not just this extension, but all your extensions.
It not only helps productivity but also helps to maintain consistent style. And it is so easy to get started and use it.
Given that it's free [well I know he would like a donation]there is no risk - install it and see how much it will make your life easier.
Not only the component is very well designed and well thought but as soon as I pointed out a tiny bug to the developer, he kindly send me back a corrected version (in like one hour !). Chapeau!
If only Content Templater could also prevent users from posting in the wrong category...!! Then, it would be definitely the best online magazine's editor's friend !!!
Like all NoNumber extensions, Content Templater is simple but does so much. It lets you craft your own article layouts, then call up those layouts any time you're creating content.
Using Content Templater you can add straight HTML, code, module references, and whatever else you need to be repeatable.
All you have to do is create a Joomla article, as you are used to doing in Joomla. Add your material, then save the article. Content Templater lets you choose that article as a template for other articles.
An administrative panel lets you view or edit all your available templates. In your WYSIWYG editor, a handy button calls up your list of templates so you can choose which one you want to use.
I've used Content Templater for many sites. Most recently, I used it for an e-commerce site to lay out product pages. I created standard product information, a product gallery, related items listing, and a shopping cart element.
This extension simply makes creating and managing content types natural and easy.
Finally, support is amazing. The developer is friendly, knowledgeable, and very available for help.
I first used Content Templater some two or three years ago, when i needed to simplify the article entry process for our magazine's non tech savvy authors. I needed an easy way to explain to them how to format the intro text, where to place the image etc.
Content Templater did the job extremely well.
Later i realized that beside helping other authors, i can also use it myself when i have some repetitive tasks to do, so i'm now using it almost on a daily basis.
Today i needed to find a way to simplify the process of adding entries to a specific K2 category, without having to choose the category from the dropdown list, and on my surprise i've found out that the new version of CT now supports K2 too.
After trying it out, i had some issues (nothing was wrong with Content Templater, Joomla template i was using was creating problems with JS compression) so i posted a question on NoNumber's forum, and i got a response in a matter of MINUTES!
Not only this extension is great, but the support is better than what you get from commercial extensions, well, at least from ones i've used until now!
Thank you Peter! :)
I turned to Content Templater. I found that this suited my needs perfectly, forcing content into categories without needing to explain to users how Joomla works. Perfect.
I came across an issue whereby an override I set, wasn't actually overriding the field as expected. Peter actually logged into my live site and investigated and fixed the bug. Then released a new version 5 minutes later for everyone to make use of the fix.
Here is a guy who provides this plugin for FREE. and then goes out of his way to maintain it. I didn't hear any of the usual "it's your template, go speak to your template provider".
Thank you Peter, you can provided an excellent plugin with even better support. Thank you.