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March 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm #1210124Coen
My wife was fed up with the quirks of her own website which is using a standard theme. When I suggested to use GP and directed her to the demo section of the site library, she fancied the clean look of the Wordsmith site.
Now my question is: How can I import that over an existing website?
What options do I have to start afresh with this look and tweak from there.
The existing website is not very complicated and mainly blogs posts.
Any pointers to make it happen?
CoenMarch 25, 2020 at 4:01 pm #1210150LeoStaffCustomer Support
We typically only recommend importing templates to a fresh install.
In this case, my recommendation would be to start a staging site so you can duplicate the current set up, then import Wordsmith in the staging site and start tweaking from there.
Once the staging site is all ready to go, duplicate it to the live site.
Let me know if this helps 🙂March 26, 2020 at 1:49 am #1210384Coen
Thanks as always Leo, any recommendations on what to use for setting up a staging site? And how to duplicate things…
This is not my daily work… So a few pointers would be handy.March 26, 2020 at 4:06 am #1210494DavidStaffCustomer SupportSeptember 22, 2020 at 7:09 am #1453798Linda
Hi David and Leo,
May I clarify Leo’s answer for my situation here? If I should start a new topic, just let me know and I will.
We have a staging site which models our live site so I can import the Catalyst demo site to it. Is that correct?
2 Questions Plus Another
Do I import it with or without the content box checked?
Can I rearrange demo blocks/content and so on once imported?
Lastly, as a cleaner way to go about redesigning our site, would you recommend I start a whole new install, import Catalyst and then import our existing content instead of the above option? If it will ultimately be easier, I don’t mind if it takes a little longer! A lot of our content has been updated off site so will have to be changed anyway.
Thank you for your help … and thank you for creating those demo sites!
LindaSeptember 22, 2020 at 8:56 am #1454083LeoStaffCustomer SupportSeptember 22, 2020 at 10:16 am #1454198Linda
Got it, Leo. I’ll delete my post and start a new topic.
LindaSeptember 22, 2020 at 10:27 am #1454213LeoStaffCustomer SupportSeptember 22, 2020 at 10:35 am #1454222Linda
Good, because I tried and it wasn’t working! 😉
LindaSeptember 22, 2020 at 10:43 am #1454228
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