Stories of different types (news, sports, fashion and so on) require different components and may need different styling. By setting up a template for each type of story, stories can be created quickly and efficiently.
Example: In its simplest form, you can create a template that contains an Author component showing your photo, name and Web site. This way you don't have to add that information each time you create a new story.
Tip: Story templates are especially effective when making use of Brands: a dedicated environment containing its own users, Stories, Story templates, styling and Publication Channels. For more information, see Setting up Brands in Inception.
Creating a template
Creating a template is done from the Templates page.
Step 1. Click your avatar and choose Templates.
The Templates page appears.
Step 2. Click New Template, enter a name in the dialog box that appears and click Create.
An empty Story appears containing a Hero component, an Intro component and a Body component.
Step 3. Add the components for the template and optionally add text and images.
Note: For more information about the components that you can use, see Available Story components in Inception.
Tip: Change the order of components by dragging them into a new position.
Using a template
Templates are chosen when creating a new Story.