Layouts are a specific kind of page. They are very useful in the back-office (Locomotive UI) when you want your users to create new pages from a layout other than one used for the parent page.

## Create a layout

By convention, layouts are located under the **app/views/pages/layouts** folder.



You can also apply page inheritance with layouts.

In other words, a layout can inherit from another layout.



In some situation, you may want a layout to be listed in the list of layouts in the back-office. Just put `is_layout: false` in the header of your layout content.

Layouts are not listed as pages in the back-office

However they can be chosen when creating a new page in the backoffice:

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## Use layouts

There is not much to do, only passing the path of the layout to the `extends` liquid tag.



If you write liquid code below the extends statement and the end-user changes the layout of that page in the back-office, your code will be erased.

If you don't want users to change the layout of a page, insert `allow_layout: false` in your page header.