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matthew [Page Templates]
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matthew [The Design Template Page]
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 Your new install of Backlight begins with our default template, **Default Page**. Right now, whatever albums, pages or sets you've created thus far are already using this. Your new install of Backlight begins with our default template, **Default Page**. Right now, whatever albums, pages or sets you've created thus far are already using this.
  
-Because we're diving into the Designer for the first time, let's create a backup of our default template. Click its title to visit the page actions; choose "​Clone"​ and enter the name "Default ​Page". Click the "​Clone"​ button. You now have an exact duplicate of the default template that we can revert back to if our edits go sideways.+Because we're diving into the Designer for the first time, let's create a backup of our default template. Click its title to visit the page actions; choose "​Clone"​ and enter the name "New Page". Click the "​Clone"​ button. You now have an exact duplicate of the default template that we can revert back to if our edits go sideways.
  
 The **Default Page** template is already in use, so let's edit it! Click "​Design"​ to get started. The **Default Page** template is already in use, so let's edit it! Click "​Design"​ to get started.
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 My MacBook Air has a 1440-pixel display; my Page window is 1280-pixels wide, and my Designer 480-pixels wide. I do not use either window in full-screen,​ so that I can easily click whichever window is at the back to bring it forward as needed. My MacBook Air has a 1440-pixel display; my Page window is 1280-pixels wide, and my Designer 480-pixels wide. I do not use either window in full-screen,​ so that I can easily click whichever window is at the back to bring it forward as needed.
  
-In the Page window, navigate to any page that you want to use as your preview, just so long as that page is using the same template we are editing. This being our first time in, all pages are using the Backlight Standard ​Page template, and so any page will do.+In the Page window, navigate to any page that you want to use as your preview, just so long as that page is using the same template we are editing. This being our first time in, all pages are using the Default ​Page template, and so any page will do.
  
 So we can see our page, and we can edit our settings. But it gets better! In the Page window, add "?​autoRefresh"​ to the end of your URL, like this: So we can see our page, and we can edit our settings. But it gets better! In the Page window, add "?​autoRefresh"​ to the end of your URL, like this:
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