Templates are programs that are run when you publish your store to generate the final HTML for your store pages. Templates are written using RTML, which is a proprietary language used by the Yahoo! Store software.
RTML is a language for describing web sites. Though designed to be easy for users with no programming experience, it is quite a powerful language.
Every object (e.g. an item or section) has an RTML template that describes what its Web page should look like. An RTML template yields ordinary HTML as its output, but with RTML you can describe complex pages that would be impossibly burdensome to express directly in HTML, either by hand or with a WYSIWYG authoring tool.
In the Store Editor, there is documentation for RTML you can find by clicking the "RTML Doc" link on the Controls page in the Advanced Editor.
Note: The Advanced Editor is designed for programmers. In the Advanced mode, all protection against damaging your store is turned off. You can easily damage your store beyond repair. For that reason we recommend it only for experienced programmers.
Technical SupportWhile Yahoo! Merchant Solutions Customer Support cannot offer assistance with debugging or creating RTML and templates for merchants, Yahoo! remains committed to the RTML development platform. For merchants and Yahoo! Store developers, we can offer the following resources:
3rd Party RTML Resources
Yahoo! Merchant Solutions Developers Network