By adding Template Widgets and Lanes to your Parent Milkymaps, you can suggest the content types Child Milkymap owners will add. After adding these Template Widgets and Lanes, platform users with editing rights can fill them with content relevant to their Child Milkymaps.
Template Widgets and Lanes
A Template Lane or Widget can be added to a Parent Milkymap and activated there. After it has been activated, people editing Child Milkymaps linked to this Parent Milkymap can add content to these Widgets and Lanes. Using Template Widgets and Lanes can help Parent (co-)owners suggest content they’d like to see in Child Milkymaps whilst simultaneously offering control.
How to Add Template Widgets and Lanes
It is only possible to add Template Widgets and Lanes if you have editing rights to a Parent Milkymap. To add either a Template Widget or Lane:
Adding a Template Widget
Open the Parent Milkymap you’d like to add a Template Widget to in editing mode
Press the ‘+ Add Widget’ button in the top right section of your Milkymap
At the top left of the Widget selection window, there is a Template switch. Turn this switch on, it will turn purple once it’s switched on.
Select the type of Widget you’d like to use as a Template and press it
Your selected Widget type will now appear in your Parent Milkymap, indicated with a crown and a small letter 'T' for Template
To make it visible and ready to use in Child Milkymaps, you should publish it. Press the three dots on the top right of the Template Widget.
Select ‘Publish’ from the dropdown menu and confirm your choice in the warning message screen. Your Template Widget has now been published and can be used by others in their Child Milkymaps.
Adding a Template Episode Lane
Open the Parent Milkymap you’d like to add a Template Episode Lane to in editing mode
Scroll to the bottom of your Milkymap and use the '+' in the left sidebar to open up the window where you can add a new Episode Lane
Make sure to switch the Template toggle on, it will be coloured purple once it’s active
Press the type of Template Episode Lane you’d like to add to linked Child Milkymaps
Use the three dots in the left sidebar with the name of your new Template Episode Lane to open the dropdown menu
Press ‘Publish’ in the dropdown and confirm it in the next window. Your Template Episode Lane is now visible and ready for use in all linked Child Milkymaps
Adding a Template Touchpoint Lane
Go to editing mode in the Parent Milkymap you’d like to add a Template Touchpoint Lane to
Press the Episode in which you’d like to add a Template Touchpoint Lane
Use the ‘+' in the left sidebar after scrolling down to open the window where you can select a new Touchpoint Lane
Switch the Template toggle on
Press the type of Template Touchpoint Lane you’d like to add
Press the three dots in the left sidebar with the name of the type of Template Touchpoint Lane you’ve just added to open up the dropdown menu
Click ‘Publish’ here and confirm. This will activate the Template Touchpoint Lane in all linked Child Milkymaps.
After Publishing your Template Widget or Lane, it can only be adjusted in Child Milkymaps, no longer from the Parent Milkymap from which it was added.