Content templates on Narrato can help writers structure their content for different formats, be it blog posts, social media posts, website copy, newsletters, or others. You can create and save your own custom templates on Narrato and apply them to a content task as and when required. 


How to use Custom Content Templates


Step 1: Go to the 'Templates' tab under the Project menu


The Templates tab is available under the Project menu on your Workspace dashboard. Click on it to go to the Templates repository. Our pre-created example templates will be available for all projects on Narrato here.


Step 2: Create new template


To create a new custom template, click on the 'New Template' button. Add a template name and click Next. 


Step 3: Add sections and details


To complete your custom template, you need to add the different sections and define the rules. To add a new section, click on the 'Add Content Section' button. You will need to add a Section Title on each. You can also add word/character counts and a brief description for each section.


You can add sections for text or attachments (for images, graphics, etc.), choosing from the dropdown on the 'Add Content Section' button. 


Once you've added all the sections and necessary details, you are done. The new template will appear in the Templates repository.


Modifying a template


To edit or modify an existing template, you can open the template and add or delete sections as needed. You can also move sections up or down to change the order.


Applying a template on content items


You can apply a template to one or multiple content items at once. Go to the Project and select the content items you want to apply the template to. From the Actions dropdown, select Apply Template. Type the name of the relevant template and click Apply. The content items will automatically be structured as the applied template. 


You can also apply a template from within a content task. Go to the 'Task' tab on the left menu next to the content editor. Click on Template and choose the relevant template you wish to apply. 


Templates are particularly helpful for website development projects to get structured input from copywriters and designers. 


Here's a video explaining how to work with custom templates on Narrato.