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Editing Default Tab Layouts

Configure the style and organization of modules on a tab from the Default Layout page. Administrators can create additional module themes to change the style of modules from the Customize Module Theme page.

How to Edit the Default Layout

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Module.
  2. Click Tabs.
  3. In the tab's contextual menu, click Default Layout. The following table describes the available fields.
    Default Layout Available Fields
    Field Description
    Set Column Widths
    Column Widths Select the width of each column in the tab. To use the default values, select Default. Specify the Menu Column in pixels or percentages. The default value for the Menu Column is 150 pixels. The Pixels and Percentages option specifies the Menu Column in pixels and the other columns in percentages. To specify the menu column in percentages, select Percentages and type the numeric value for each column’s width. The total value of all percentages must be equal to or less than 100%.
    Set Header
    Header Select a module to use as a header for the tab. If the tab should not have footer, select No Header.
    Set the Topmost Module
    Select the modules to be located and pinned to the top of each column. Pinned modules will appear to all users.
    Set Content Layout
    Order the modules using the up and down arrows. Remove modules using the X icon. Modules marked with asterisks are required and cannot be removed.
    Set Footer
    Footer Select a module to use as footer for the tab. If the tab should not have footer, select No Footer.
    Set Module Theme
    Select Theme Select one of the themes for displaying modules on the tab. Additional themes can be created through the Customize Module Theme feature.
  4. Click Submit.