Downloading a Template in V8

Activating the Developer Mode within the V8 Editor is much the same as doing it in V7. To download a template you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Go to the Developer tab in the Editor and accept the terms that are presented to you. You’ll then be presented with the online code editor.
    online code editor
  2. Click the icon at the top right of the screen. Then click “Download template ZIP” to download the currently selected template.
    download template
  3. Once downloaded, unzip the template. You should be then presented with a folder containing a selection of files, some of which will be the following:

    • stylesheet.less: this is where you’ll add your styles using CSS or LESS for example
    • default.twig: this is the default layout for all your pages. You can add more Twig files later
    • metadata.json: this is where you will set all your options for your template
    • templatename-screenshot.png: A preview of the template, needed to better present templates in the Editor
template files

What’s next?

Now that you have a template to edit with locally you’ll need the Template Development Kit to develop your template and see the changes, see Local Development for more information.