Document Blueprints

In this article you can learn about how to create and use Document Blueprints in Umbraco.

This page is a work in progress. It will be updated as the software evolves.

Document Blueprints

Document Blueprints allows a content editor to create a blueprint for new content nodes based on an existing node.

Create - Method 1

Before following this method you should have some content created beforehand.

Select a Content node from the 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:

Give your document blueprint a Name:

Click the Create button and if the creation was successful, you will see a success notification:

The new document blueprint will be created in Document Blueprints node of the Settings tree:

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:

Right-click on the Document Blueprints tree and select the Create menu item:

Select the Document Type you want to create a document blueprint for:

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:

The new document blueprint will be created in Document Blueprints folder of the Settings tree:

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:

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:

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

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