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:
## 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.