Add a Box to a Template

This page is part of the Thesis Skin HTML Editor documentation.

To add a Box to a Template, first select it from the Box Manager drop-down (the gray area on the right side of the Skin Editor’s HTML tab, where it says “Select a Box to add”); then click “Add Box”.

Once it appears in the Box Manager, position your cursor over it, hold down the shift key, and then drag the Box over to the template. As you do this, you will see the Container Boxes are now highlighted in pale yellow.

To place your new Box into a specific Container, wait until it turns a brighter shade of yellow; and then “release” the Box onto it (by letting go of your shift+drag action).

Once the Box is inside the Container, you can simply drag it into the precise position you desire.

Click Save Template to preserve your changes.

Adding Dependent Boxes

Certain Boxes are dependents of other Boxes, so they do not appear in the Box Manager listing; rather, they are only accessible from their parent Box’s tray.

Some examples of Boxes which contain dependent boxes are: Post Box, Post List, Query Box, Comment List, and Comment Form.

To add a dependent Box, locate its parent Box in the Template and hover over it until you see the plus sign appear to the right of its name, then click that to expand the Box.

Click show tray ↓ at the bottom of the Box’s active area to view the list of its dependents.

Locate the dependent you wish to add, and simply click on it; this will add it to the active area of its parent, so you can then drag it into your preferred location within that Box.

Click Save Template to preserve your changes.