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User guide

Manage Pre-designed Templates

Pre-designed Templates

Introduction of templates

Templates are an excellent tool to provide your customer with predefined customizations allowing them to give him/her a personal touch or to completely overshadow them.

To understand exactly what templates allow us to create, we propose a practical example: let's imagine selling football shirts that contains a name and a number for the player on the back part. In this way, we can immediately see that there are some needs and requirements to be met:

Zakeke templates allow you to manage all these things.

Creation of a template

Templates in Zakeke are linked to a product and are divided by categories. The creation of categories is not mandatory and all templates not associated with any category end up in a fictitious category called "Others".

To create a template, we click on the side menu "Pre-designed templates" and choose a product:

Product selection

The page is composed on the left by a sidebar containing the categories, and the right side by the templates currently created. Then click "Add new template":

Page structure

In the popup that opens we will have a fully functional version of Zakeke. We draw what we want as a normal customer would do and press "Save template", from now on the user will have the opportunity to select this template and choose it as a starting point for its customization.

Customization Popup

To make this template default, select it and click on "Set as default". This way this template will be loaded as soon as the user customizes the product.

Set as default>

Limits and settings

Returning to our previous example, our template should limit some of the user's possibilities. In Zakeke we have 3 limits categories:

Template sides synchronizing

If you enable the synchronization (you can find it in the limits per product), all the elements added will be automatically copied on all the other sides by default.

Limits per product and per side

These limits are the same but change only on what they are applied (all the product or different for each side). These limits are:

Product and side limits

Limits per element

While you create a template, if you select a text or image, a new padlock icon will appear, allowing us to apply various settings on that single item. Just apply one or more tips to prevent moving, rotating, zooming, enlarging, deleting, changing fonts or text, etc.

You can also mark an element to be edited before buying (e.g. a name placeholder), by checking the 'Mandatory to edit' field.

In particular, for the text, there are additional settings regarding the number of characters and padding. If you set a minimum number of characters, it is necessary to indicate in the field "Padding string" which will be the filling character (in our example, the character' 0').

If you enable the synchronization on an element, it would be automatically copied on all the product sides.


The templates can be divided into categories for a better search for the end user, first of all a macro category must be added by clicking on the menu "Add" => "Add macro category" in the sidebar:

. Add macro category

Indicate the name in the dialog box that appears and press "Save". Then add a category by clicking "Add" => "Add category" again in the sidebar, and choosing which macro category should belong to.

Add category

While you edit a template, you can choose the category from the relative menu:

Select category