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Creating custom template for teaser pages

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When authors create Teaser Pages, by default they are set to use the default design. I'd like them to use the design I've specified for my code base, so I tried creating a new template to specify a resource type of the built-in teaserpage, but a design path for my project. As far as I can tell, this XML replicates the structure of /libs/cq/personalization/templates/teaser, but my new template is not showing up in the list of templates when I try to create a Teaser/Offer page under a Campaign.

Is this intended behavior?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <jcr:root xmlns:sling="http://sling.apache.org/jcr/sling/1.0" xmlns:cq="http://www.day.com/jcr/cq/1.0" xmlns:jcr="http://www.jcp.org/jcr/1.0" jcr:primaryType="cq:Template" jcr:title="Project Teaser Page" ranking="{Long}1000" jcr:description="Project sites should use this instead of the built-in Offer Page" allowedParents="[/libs/cq/personalization/templates/campaign,/libs/cq/personalization/templates/experience,/libs/cq/personalization/templates/offerlibrary]"> <jcr:content jcr:primaryType="cq:PageContent" sling:resourceType="cq/personalization/templates/teaserpage" cq:designPath="/etc/designs/client/project"/> </jcr:root>

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Interesting, it worked for me !! Steps I followed

1. Copy and Paste the 'teaser' template.

2. Change the title and use the same teaserpage component as resourceType

3. I see my new template under campaigns when I click 'new'

Do you want to try copy/paste ??

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Hi Joel,

In your template, resourceType should map to a component which has a view, in your case you are mapped to another template !

Change sling:resourceType="cq/personalization/templates/teaserpage"

to sling:resourceType="cq/personalization/components/teaserpage"  and see if new template comes up !

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Oh, that's embarassing! I did change that, though, and my template is still not appearing. I also tried adding the allowedPaths property as shown on /apps/geometrixx/templates/newsletter, and that also had no effect.

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The resource type of a template references the component that is used for rendering the actual content. Therefore - it should always map to a component path. 

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Interesting, it worked for me !! Steps I followed

1. Copy and Paste the 'teaser' template.

2. Change the title and use the same teaserpage component as resourceType

3. I see my new template under campaigns when I click 'new'

Do you want to try copy/paste ??

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Yeaa.. I just tried with using templates as the resourceType, though it lists the new template, it doesnt work when you create the offer. Its always better to map a component to a template which worked perfect for me !

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Level 4

Hm, I tried the copy and paste approach, and that's not working for me either.

I do have the ACS Commons library installed; I'm trying to see if there's anything in there that might have an effect.

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OK, I turned on debug logging, and I get this for my template

"not allowed because not included in /content/campaigns/jcr:content/cq:allowedTemplates"

When you did the copy and paste, did you paste the new teaser template in the same folder as the built-in one (/libs/cq/personalization/templates)? That would explain why it worked for you.

Is there any official recommendations on risks of changing this property? Or perhaps defining my own folder for campaigns within the node structure of a site? That actually has a number of advantages, and I think would be easier for my authors to understand. I've always used /content/campaigns because that's where the templates I need will work. But if I'm defining one template already, maybe I go a little bit farther.

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Yes Joel, I created under the same template folder !! that makes sense if you are creating it under a different folder.

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I guess you can achieve this by Overlaying campaign, teaser and brand templates. I tried this and it worked for me. Here are the steps:
1. Copy /libs/mcm/templates/brand to /apps/cq/mcm/templates/brand and make the following changes
    a. Add /apps/cq/personalization/templates/campaign to allowedChildren
    b. Add /content/demo/campaigns to allowedPaths
    c. Give your custom "jcr:title" to your "brand" template
2. Copy /libs/cq/personalization/templates/campaign to /apps/cq/personalization/templates/campaign and make the following changes
    a. Add /apps/cq/mcm/templates/brand to allowedParents
    b. Add /content/demo/campaigns(/[^/]*)? to allowedPaths
    c. Give your custom "jcr:title" to your "campaign" template
3. Copy /libs/cq/personalization/templates/teaser to /apps/cq/personalization/templates/teaser and make the following changes
    a. Add /apps/cq/personalization/templates/campaign to allowedParents
    b. Give your custom "jcr:title" to your "teaser" template
4. Now create a "brand" under /content/demo/campaigns which is your custom path.
5. Then create a "campaign" inside brand.
6. Then create a "teaser" inside campaign.

There is no risk involved in the above process as per my knowledge.
Note: Official recommendation is not to create any custom components/templates/nodes etc under /libs/...
      The risk involved in this is "the content of /libs is overwritten the next time you upgrade your instance (and may well be overwritten when you apply either a hotfix or feature pack)". Reference: https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/cq/5-6-1/developing/developing_guidelines_bestpractices.html

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I am also facing same issue.

Please tell me what loggers (java class packages) you added to configure logging.