Multiple templates per category


(Emma Furtado) #1

I see we can create a template in a category. Just wondering if it’s possible to create a few different templates for a category?

thanks,
Emma


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #2

Sorry, I’m confused. Templates are inserted into the composer automatically when the category is selected. How would multiple templates work? Would one be picked at random?


(Emma Furtado) #3

The user would have the chance to choose which template they would like to use before they begin posting.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #4

Interesting idea. This is not possible at the moment, so this would be a #feature request. I’d be interested to see some mockups of how you’d see this working.


(Jay Pfaffman) #5

Perhaps the canned replies interface could be roled in?


(Emma Furtado) #6

Yeah, I’m a former lithium user and I used to build templates.
I would like to present users with a list of templates when they go to start a wiki post.

I see this functioning at the per category level and only for the wiki category. I plan to keep the rest of my community discussion-based.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #7

This sure sounds a lot like staff defined canned replies users can select.


(Emma Furtado) #8

I would like to predefine the structure of wiki posts for common issues, troubleshooting, QA, best practices. Those types of things.