How to export a Full-Site Editing theme

How to export a Full-Site Editing theme

If you are wondering how to export a Full-Site Editing theme, then you came to the right place. I am going to show you a fast way to do it and with very little effort.

One of the most expected features of the new Site Editor is the ability to fully export your theme. This feature was available for a while for people who were testing the Gutenberg plugin but, starting from the newly-released WordPress 6.0, theme export is finally available for everyone.

What does it mean for us? It means that people can do the changes they can install any theme they want (a block theme, that is), make any changes they want to the theme’s templates, and then export the theme package. You then take that theme package and install it on any website.

Many types of users will benefit from the new theme export feature that is available starting from WordPress 6.0. It is said that it is geared towards freelancers and web design agencies but I believe small business owners that design their own websites can also use this feature to create backups of their changes.

How To Actually Export A Full-Site Editing Theme

To export your theme package, you just need to visit your website’s backend and go to Appearance > Editor. From there you just need to click the Options button to open the options panel and then click on the Export button. Have a look at the image below.

How to export a Full-Site Editing theme

After you click the Export button, your browser will download your zip file. Please note: if you don’t receive a zip file, you might want to check if your browser automatically unzips files.

To install your theme on a different website, simply go to that website’s backend and visit Appearance > Themes and click on the Add New button. You’ll be presented with a popup from which you can choose the zip file you’ve downloaded previously.

Done, you now know how to export a Full-Site Editing theme, easy, isn’t it?

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