Template Structure

A Widget Framework template defines the layout of publication section pages and content pages. The layout is defined by placing widgets on the template. The positioning of those widgets is in turn defined by a hierarchical structure of areas and groups. An area is a rectangular pane in which widgets can be placed. A group is a container for 1 or more areas, and an area can contain 0 or more groups.

Both groups and areas may have options. Options are parameters you can set that may affect the appearance and/or behavior of the group/area and/or its contents.

The type of a template is determined by its root group. The following root groups are supplied with the Widget Framework:

OEmbed config
Master Template
Inline config
Overlay config

All the template groups supplied with the Widget Framework are described in the following sections. Each group description also contains descriptions of the areas the group may contain.