Setup

1. Start here

First off, thank you for purchasing my template You! If you have questions as you setup the site, please don't hesitate to email me or DM me on Twitter. Let's do this!

Single Database

What's super cool about the You template and unlike any other templates out there... You can control all of your content from a SINGLE DATABASE. There aren't databases buried on individual pages.

If you're familiar with Notion or other database software this should be a breeze. If you're newer to the Notion and Super family, don't worry, there are more instructions below!

Single Notion Content Database
Single Notion Content Database

2. Setup Instructions

  • Duplicate this template to your own Notion workspace
  • Create your site on Super and use your newly created main page as the Notion URL
  • Now let's add "You" in your site's Super dashboard:
  • Notion page & Super dashboard
    Notion page & Super dashboard
Sites > Settings (Gear Icon) > Code

3. Simple Navbar setup

Use the Simple Navbar in Super "Themes"
Use the Simple Navbar in Super "Themes"

Sites > Settings (Gear Icon) > Themes > Custom Navbar

Simple Navbar Setup

4. Set up your pages in Super

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Create the following pretty links for the pages: Home, About, Portfolio, Posts, Recommendations, Downloads in Super

To Sync or not to Sync... URLs

5. The t-minus 10 checklist:

Checklist

Instructions per page:

Globals Page

Notion has a recent(ish) feature that let's you sync blocks across all pages. The Globals page is where all of the synced blocks are housed. It's an easy way to control content if you needed to update a link or add some new content to multiple pages.

Template Page

You can use Super's code editor to style elements on the template page if you'd like to.

Portfolio Instructions

Portfolio pieces are served from the CONTENT DATABASE, based on a few properties:

Post & Video Instructions

Latest Posts & Videos, All Posts, and All Videos are served from the CONTENT DATABASE, based on a few properties:

Media Recs Instructions

Media Recs are served from the CONTENT DATABASE, based on a few properties:

Downloads Instructions

Downloads are served from the CONTENT DATABASE, based on a few properties:

CRITICAL

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YOU MUST CREATE THE FOLLOWING PRETTY LINKS IN SUPER. IF YOU WANT TO RENAME THE SLUGS, YOU NEED TO EDIT THE FULL CSS FILE:

  • Home
  • About
  • Portfolio
  • Posts
  • Recommendations
  • Downloads

Help & Support

For any questions please reach out! eric.michael.day@gmail.com & @ericday