I’ve been having some trouble understanding the concept of the “default template.” Can someone confirm or correct me on the following points:
[li]It doesn’t just apply if you are using dispatch templates.
[/li][li]The idea to set up a default template per combination of content type and site.
[/li][li]You have to do this by manually checking that only one template for each content type and site has the “Default” radio button in the Publish section of the General tab selected. (This could get pretty complicated with page templates that are shared by multiple content types. Is there a method to deal with these?)
If there is a passage of text somewhere that concisely explains how the “default_template” field in Content Lists relates to the Always/Default/Never radio buttons on the General tab of templates in Workbench, then I’d really appreciate getting hold of copy. I have to say that the existing documentation (that I can find) on this topic is pretty poor. My searches have only found little bits spread across different pages and manuals. Some of these are, or appear to be, contradictory. Specifically, on page 167 of the Rhythmyx Implementation Guide it says a dispatch template should:
be the only Template configured as Default for the Content Type with which it is associated. (In other words, on the General tab of the Template Editor, the Default radio button should be selected.)
This seems to be saying that to make a template the default template for a content type, click the Default radion button in that template. However, the help files you get when you press F1 while editing a template it says the following about the default radio button:
Default: Publish this Template if it is the Default Template for the Content Type.
So is this radio button the way to make a template the default template, or is it the way to specify it should be published if it is the default template?