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First, go to '''My Theme > Settings'''. At the top of this page, you'll see a few tabs. One should be labeled "<strong>Import/Export</strong>". Click on it.
 
First, go to '''My Theme > Settings'''. At the top of this page, you'll see a few tabs. One should be labeled "<strong>Import/Export</strong>". Click on it.
  
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Next, you'll want to find the section at the very bottom that is labeled "<strong>Import Data</strong>". This is where you'll upload the layout(s) you've downloaded (or exported from a previous Builder site).
 
Next, you'll want to find the section at the very bottom that is labeled "<strong>Import Data</strong>". This is where you'll upload the layout(s) you've downloaded (or exported from a previous Builder site).

Revision as of 17:57, 2 December 2013

So you have a layout export, but how do you import it into your Builder site?

First, go to My Theme > Settings. At the top of this page, you'll see a few tabs. One should be labeled "Import/Export". Click on it.


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Next, you'll want to find the section at the very bottom that is labeled "Import Data". This is where you'll upload the layout(s) you've downloaded (or exported from a previous Builder site).

<a href="http://demos.ithemes.com/layouts-views/files/2013/11/Import-Data.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-455" alt="Import Data" src="http://demos.ithemes.com/layouts-views/files/2013/11/Import-Data.png" width="1017" height="469" /></a>

After uploading the zip file containing the layout(s), you'll be presented with a few options. Let's talk about those options.

Option 1: Add Layouts

With this option, you can add additional layouts to any existing layouts your site already contains. If you've built a few layouts but don't want to mess with them at all, this is a great option. All of the layouts from the imported file will be added to your site. This option will not, however, import Views contained in the file.

Option 2: Custom

This option lets you pick and choose which layouts and views to add and/or keep upon import. You can decide to remove an existing layout/view, or you can mix and match however you'd like. This is a very powerful option (and the one we'll use the most).

Option 3: Replace

When you want to completely wipe out your existing layouts and views and replace them with the ones from your imported file, this option is for you.

Option 4: Skip

This option will skip the import entirely (in case, for instance, you selected the wrong import file).

Now that we know our options, we'll select "Custom".

On the next screen, you'll have the ability to do the following:

  • Select Layouts from the Import File to Add to Site
  • Select Layouts from the Site to Keep
  • Select Views from the Import File to Add to Site
  • Select Views from the Site to Keep

Pick and choose the layout (or layouts) you'd like to import into your site. If you'd like to remove certain layouts, do this as well. Once you've finalized your selection(s), click next, and you'll be presented with another screen.

On this screen, you need to let Builder know which layout you want as the "default", or site-wide, layout. This layout will apply to any content that doesn't specifically have a layout or view set.

Click next after deciding on a default layout.

Finally, you'll be able to verify all of your information. If you're satisfied, click "Run Import" and Builder will do its magic!

That's it! Be sure to double check things to make sure the layouts are functioning properly, and don't forget to tweak the layouts with your own content (and don't be afraid to change the layouts completely).