How to Archive a Template

One of the strengths of Volusion's template system is that it enables you to customize your store's look and feel. You can easily change your store's template design by selecting and using free or premium templates provided by Volusion.

You can also take an existing template and modify it using industry-standard HTML and CSS code. If you do this, we strongly recommend you make a duplicate so that you can revert to it if you damage or have problems with the version you are editing.

You can archive any saved template as follows:

  1. Go to Design > Template and click on the Saved Templates tab.
  2. Find the template to be duplicated. It can be the active template, if that's the one you want to duplicate.
  3. Click Duplicate.
  4. In the pop-up window that appears, enter a name for the duplicate template. The file name can contain hyphens (-) and underscores (_), but should not contain spaces.
  5. Click Duplicate.

You can now edit this template copy from within the Volusion File Editor by selecting the template from the shortcuts list.

You can use the steps outlined in this article to create any number of backup copies of your templates. Some designers may use this technique to make incremental copies of their custom-designed templates during their design and development process for their custom store design.

You can also remove any backup copies of templates by deleting the files and directories from your store via FTP.

Email Templates

Note that you must back up email templates individually, as they are separate from any specific store template. See How to Archive Email Templates for information on backing up your store's email templates.

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