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Document Blueprints

In this article you can learn about how to create and use Document Blueprints in Umbraco.
Document Blueprints allows a content editor to create a blueprint for new content nodes based on an existing node.
Learn how to use the Document Blueprints in Umbraco

Create - Method 1

Before following this method you should have some content created beforehand.
Select a Content node from the Content menu:
Content Menu
Right-click the Content node and select the Create Document Blueprint option. Alternatively, select the Actions dropdown of the content node and select the Create Document Blueprint option:
Actions Button
Give your document blueprint a Name:
Document Blueprint Name Field
Click the Create button and if the creation was successful, you will see a success notification:
Create Button
The new document blueprint will be created in Document Blueprints node of the Settings tree:
New Document Blueprint
Refresh your browser, if you do not see the new document blueprint in the Document Blueprints folder.

Create - Method 2

Click on the Settings menu:
Settings Menu
Right-click on the Document Blueprints tree and select the Create menu item:
Create Document Blueprint
Select the Document Type you want to create a document blueprint for:
Select Content Type
You can create document blueprints only from Document Types or Document Types with Templates
Give your document blueprint a Name and click the Save button:
Document Blueprint Name Field
The new document blueprint will be created in Document Blueprints folder of the Settings tree:
New Document Blueprint

Edit

To edit an existing document blueprint, select a document blueprint from the Document Blueprints folder of the Settings tree. When you have finished editing click the Save button:
Edit Document Blueprint

Use

Once you have created a document blueprint, you can use the template to create new content nodes. To use a document blueprint, right-click the Content tree and select Create:
Create From Template
When you click on a Document Type that has a document blueprint you will see to options:
  • Create a new node based on a document blueprint
  • Create a blank one
Select Template