How to Export Your WordPress Theme from Your Dashboard

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Are you looking for How to Export Your WordPress Theme from Your Dashboard

You may wonder, “Why would I need to export my WordPress theme?”

One of the most popular way of doing this is by  using a cloning  WordPress theme called  WP-clone-template.

Things you need to know:

  • you can backup your theme on your computer or Google Drive;
  • you can download and use the same theme on multiple websites;
  • you’ll be able to move your theme to any new domain with a WordPress installation;
  • you’ll have the opportunity to create a .zip file that allows you to share your theme with others;

Practically speaking, exporting your theme through the WordPress dashboard is much easier than accessing it through CPanel or FTP via web host, especially for the average WordPress user.  This ease makes it possible for anyone to download their theme without having to call a web designer or developer for help.

Steps on How to Export Your WordPress Theme

In order to  export WordPress themes from your dashboard, there is a  simple plugin that you can use to carry out this task.  It’s  primarily called WP-clone-template.  With this plugin, you will be able to choose the theme you want to export from your WordPress dashboard and download a .zip file that can then be uploaded and installed to any self-hosted WordPress website.

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So, let’s get started.

STEP 1: INSTALL THE PLUGIN

In your WordPress dashboard menu, go to “Plugins” → “Add New”.  Once you’ve navigated to the “Add Plugins” page, you can  use the search box on the right to type “wp-clone-template”.

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Alternatively, you can click here to download the plugin from WordPress.org, it’s completely free!  https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-clone-template/

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STEP 2: EXPORT YOUR THEME

Once you’ve installed and activated your plugin, you’ll need to navigate to “Appearance” → “Export”.  Once you’ve chosen the theme you want to export, simply hit the “Export” button.

Once you’ve exported your theme, you should see a download in progress in your browser.  Make sure you save it to the file location where you want to store it on your computer or online.  If you’re importing your theme to another WordPress website, see “STEP 3” below.

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STEP 3: IMPORT YOUR THEME

Once you’ve completed the download of your .zip file for your theme, you can then upload the file to another WordPress installation.

In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to “Appearance” → “Themes”.  Click the “Add New” button.  Next click the “Upload Theme” button.  Click on the “Choose Now”button to select the .zip file that you just exported from your other WordPress website.  Click “Install Now” to install the new theme.  If you’re sure you want to use it now, click the “Activate” link on the next page.

 You’re done!

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