[Resolved] GP Site Library – how does it work?

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  • #1565657
    Baz

    Just trying to understand how the Site Library module works in GP Premium.

    If I import a design from the library, are the theme styles/settings stored on my own server, or do they have some sort of dependency on gpsites.co?

    If the latter, does this mean any changes/down time at gpsites.co will effect my website design?

    Is it possible to enable Site Library, import a theme design, and then disable the module?

    Thank you.

    #1565671
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    the Site library simply imports a new site to your WordPress install, very similar to how you would use a plugin like Duplicator to copy one site to another WordPress install. Aside from the fact that importing a site from our library will not overwrite or remove any existing site content.

    There are no dependencies to the GP Site server, so once you have installed a site you can disable the Site Library module.

    #1565885
    Baz

    Thanks for the great explanation David.

    I had a play with it on local host and noticed that any additional CSS required is added to the Customizer.

    So once I import a site, can I simply copy the CSS to the child theme stylesheet, and disable the Site Library module?

    Thanks.

    #1566031
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Thats correct you can move the Additional CSS to your child theme styles.css

    #1566041
    Baz

    Thanks again David.

    As always, appreciate the quick support from your team.

    I’m switching to GP from another popular framework, so having to relearn the theme specific CSS and PHP.

    I think I’m getting too old to constantly chase the never ending changes/updates 🙂

    #1566060
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support
    #1568773
    Lawrence

    So do we need to have child theme? I always, always use a child theme so I’m concerned, if I install a site from the site library, what happens when GP updates, or when the site library site is updated, how do I ensure that I keep any customizations separate?

    #1568779
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    No – you don’t need a child theme to use the site-library templates.

    if I install a site from the site library, what happens when GP updates

    The parent theme will be updated and that’s all you need.

    or when the site library site is updated

    We rarely do that. And even if we do, it won’t change the templates installed previously.

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