Customizing HTML Templates

ACEweb HTML Templates fall into 6 categories.  For more information about specific ACEweb HTML templates, see the HTML Template Listing.  

Foundation Templates (wconnect/ace folder)

There are three foundation--or design--templates.  There is a default design applied to these templates. You may use this default design as is; use it but apply your own color scheme with the Interface Manager; or you may apply your own design to the templates.

  • Home.htm - this HTML file is technically not a template in that it is not generated through ACEweb.  It is a static page displaying the ACEweb links (e.g. Courses Offered, Personal Information, etc.).  You can use it as your ACEweb Home page, or you can skip it entirely and just put the ACEweb links on your existing site.  
  • Standard.htm - contains the design elements (e.g. headers, navigation sidebars, and footers) that are added when generating most of the content specific web pages (i.e. course information page, enrollment cart, etc.).  
  • Minimal.htm - some message dialogs, quick entry forms, and administrative pages use Minimal.htm, which by default has minimal design elements (e.g. header but no footer or navigation sidebar).

General Information Templates (wconnect/ace folder)

There are three General Information templates:

  • FAQ.htm - answers to user's frequently asked questions.  You will want to edit answers to reflect your organization's policies (i.e. logon information users must supply, cancellation policy, etc.).
  • ContactUs.htm - organization's contact information.  It puts some information from your ACEweb.ini settings on the page (i.e. HelpPerson, HelpPhone, HelpEmail, OrgHours and OrgName).  You can add additional contact information such as additional phone numbers, map URL, etc.
  • SiteMap.htm - basic site map that contains links to the default ACEweb options such as course lookup options (i.e. course schedule by group, by location, etc.). You may add other links if desired.  

Content Specific Templates (wconnect/ace folder)

Most of the other templates are used to generate content when certain information is requested by the user. For instance, when a user clicks on a course link, the Course Information page is generated using the design elements from Standard.htm and course details from XCourseStatus.htm.  These templates may need minor customization such as adding/removing fields, editing text messages, etc.

Content Templates that may need at least some customization:

  • Person.awp - page where users create or edit their Profile (i.e. Name record). You may need to add/remove fields from this template.
  • Proxyreg.awp - page where users create Name records when Enrolling Someone Else. You may need to add/remove fields from this template. Contact your ACEware technician if you need to edit this template.
  • CustomRegister.htm - page that displays payment fields to user for completing before they are transferred to Payment Service, or enter a PO number if choosing the invoicing option. You may want to add messages to this template (e.g. about the cards you accept).

Special Use Templates (wconnect/ace folder)

There are a few special use templates that are displayed for administrators performing administration tasks.  These templates should NOT be edited.  

Alternate Templates (wconnect/ace/alternate folder)

Alternate templates that can be used instead of the standard templates are stored in this folder.  For example, instructor and location templates that can be customized for your organization and a Register.htm template that contains all available credit card fields.

Custom Templates (wconnect/ace/custom folder)

Customized templates are stored in this folder (e.g. custom course status pages, supplemental data pages, express registration pages, etc.).  New installs contain samples of custom templates that can be edited to meet your organization's needs.  


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