Template Settings

When editing a template click the Settings (gear) icon in the builder toolbar to access the Template Settings:

Toolbar > Settings > Template Settings

You should see the following settings groups:

Group: Header

Only available when editing a header template. Here you can set the header position (top/right/left), header width (when header position is set to left/right. Make your header sticky, or absolutely positioned.

Group: Conditions

We already talked about Template Conditions in the Intro To Templates article. They determine where on your site a specific template is displayed.

The following template conditions are available:

  • Entire website (e.g. header/footer templates)
  • Front page
  • Post type (e.g. single post blog layouts)
  • Archive (your archive pages)
  • Search (your search results page)
  • Terms (term archive pages)
  • Error page (404 error page)

Bricks displays published templates of a certain template type on the frontend of your site (by default).

You can find an overview of all template types and if they are used by default here: Template Types.

To disable this behavior visit your WordPress dashboard and go to Bricks > Settings > Templates > Disable Default Templates.

A notification in the editor panel tells you if this setting is disabled or not (screenshot above). Click the notification link to get to the Bricks settings page, where you can disable default templates.

Group: Populate Content

Here you can choose to populate the canvas content area with the content of a specific page.

Let’s say you are editing your header template and would like to see how it looks like together with your homepage content.

Simply select Single Post/Page under Content Type and then select your homepage from the control underneath. Click Apply Preview saves and reloads your template with the selected content.

WordPress Dashboard: Featured Image

The feature image of a template is used when browsing your own templates in the Template Library of the builder. You can assign a featured image when editing a template in the WordPress dashboard.