Define templates for Pages' children in Radiant CMS.
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Radiant Stereotype Extension


An extension by Aissac that adds templating support to Radiant CMS.

Tested on Radiant 0.7.1, 0.8 and 0.9.1.

Checkout the screencast!


  • Define named templates (stereotypes) for Pages;
  • Templates are assigned per-parent Page, making all children have the defined 'stereotype' by their parent;
  • You can specify the new page's parts, filters, layout, page type and status.

Important Notice!

The git branches of this repository hold stable versions of the extension for older versions of Radiant CMS. For example the 0.8 branch is compatible with Radiant 0.8.

To checkout one of these branches:

git clone git:// vendor/extensions/stereotype
cd vendor/extensions/stereotype
git checkout -b <branch-name> origin/<remote-branch-name>

As an example, if you're working on Radiant 0.8 you will need to checkout the 0.8 branch:

cd vendor/extensions/stereotype
git checkout -b my_branch origin/0.8


Stereotype Extension has one dependency, the Radiant Custom Fields Extension.

git clone git:// vendor/extensions/custom_fields

Because Stereotype Extension keeps the settings in the Radiant::Config table it is highly recommended to install the Settings Extension

git clone git:// vendor/extensions/settings

Finally, install the Stereotype Extension

git clone git:// vendor/extensions/stereotype


To add stereotypes you need to add fields to the Radiant::Config table. There are five types of settings for each stereotype:

1.) Page Parts (and filters)

The key has to look like: stereotype.<name_of_the_stereotype>.parts and the value body:Markdown,sidebar:Textile (case sensitive).

2.) Layout

The key has to look like: stereotype.<name_of_the_stereotype>.layout and the value has to be the name of a layout (case sensitive).

3.) Page type

The key should look like: stereotype.<name_of_the_stereotype>.page_type and the value has to be a valid class_name attribute of the Page class. (Examples: ArchivePage, FileNotFoundPage or ArchiveMonthIndexPage).

4.) Status

The key has to look like: stereotype.<name_of_stereotype>.status and the value has to be a valid status attribute of the page: draft, hidden, reviewed, published.

5.) Stereotype

The key has to look like: stereotype.<name_of_stereotype>.stereotype and the value has to be a valid stereotype.


1.) Add stereotypes as described in the configuration section.

2.) Edit/create a new page that has children and select a stereotype from the dropdown labeled "Stereotype". Child pages added to this page will be created with their attributes set by default to the fields you configured.

3.) ...

4.) Profit!


This extension is translated to English and Romanian.

If you happen to translate it to some other languages please send a pull request.


If you want to contribute features or fixes please write your specs/cucumber features and code and submit pull requests to these github users:

  • cristi
  • ihoka