Web Page Wizard - Creating Custom Web Page Templates

 

 

If you wish to create your own templates, you can do so using any text or HTML editor. ThumbsPlus replaces tokens in the template with the information you provide using the wizard, and with a table of thumbnails. You should give your templates different names, as updates to ThumbsPlus may overwrite the templates provided. Your template file should have the extension ".tpt".

 

ThumbsPlus recognizes the following tokens in the web page template:

 

{{Title}}

This text is used for the HTML title tag.

{{Heading}}

The heading for the web page. This text is shown at the top of the page.

{{Comments}}

Comments (general text). The text may contain HTML directives.

{{Thumbnails}}

The thumbnail table itself. The wizard includes options to specify the width (in columns), the height (in rows), and the border size for the thumbnail table. You can also specify the size of thumbnails, and which information will be shown for each file.

{{Page}}

Current page number.

{{Pages}}

The total number of pages generated.

{{Prev}

The beginning of the link to the previous page.

{/Prev}}

The end of the link to the previous page.

{{Next}

The beginning of the link to the next page.

{/Next}}

The end of the link to the next page.

{{Home}

The beginning of the link to the home page.

{/Home}}

The end of the link to the home page.

{{Index}}

The index links to other generated pages.

 

In addition to the above tokens, ThumbsPlus recognizes the following tokens in the image page template:

 

{{Image}}

The image itself.

{{Info}}

The selected information to display with each image.

{{PrevThumb}}

The thumbnail of the previous image in relationship to the current image.

{{NextThumb}}

The thumbnail of the next image in relationship to the current image.

 

If your template references graphics, you should either provide references which you know will be valid when transferring to your web server, or give them names that start with the template name, so that ThumbsPlus will automatically copy them to the destination folder. For example, the provided template "Fancy" has several associated graphics: FANCYLT.GIF, FANCYRT.GIF, FANCYBG.GIF, and FANCYHM.GIF. (These names are in the 8.3 short file name format; yours do not have to be.).

 

See also: Web Page Wizard - Style Templates and Web Page Wizard - Image Page Templates.

 

For information on where to save your own template files, see: Options | Preferences | Sets & Schemes.