Custom Website Templates

What are custom templates?

Partners offering Website Standard/Pro have the ability to create custom templates to either offer to their customers or to use as a quick way to spin up websites. These templates allow users to install plugins, themes, and pages that will be installed automatically when creating a new site.

Why are custom templates important?

When creating websites, agencies often have to install the same set of plugins and themes. This manual overhead eats up time that could be better spent crafting the unique content of the website.

With templates, you can front-load that work. You will only need to set up the template once, and can then use that with each site you generate.

Additionally, users may want to create templates and offer them to their customers who will be using the product DIY.

How do custom templates work?

Note: Partners have the ability to add up to 12 of their own templates. Should you wish to add more, you will need to first delete one of your existing templates.

  1. As a Partner Center admin, access Website Standard/Pro from an account that has not completed its site setup.
    • This can be done from Partner Center > Accounts > Manage Accounts > Select account > Website Pro.
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  2. Navigate to the Templates tab.
  3. Click +Add New.screenshot-www.websitepro.hosting-2021.11.03-15_44_20.png
  4. Enter your template's name and domain.
  5. Click Create Template.

From here, create your template as though you were building a standard site. You may wish to include a theme, plugins, or pages that you commonly require.

Once you're satisfied with how your template looks, click Save as Template. Should you edit this template at a later time, click Update Template to overwrite the previous version.

    • To edit a previously created template, click Edit Template on that template's card.
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