Wix Editor: Getting a New Template for Your Site

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If you want to switch your site's template, you can create a new site and select a template from the available options. You can also apply an existing Premium plan to your new site to ensure you still have all the features you need. 
In this article, learn more about:
You should know:
  • Creating a new site and applying your Premium plan does not carry over the previous site's content or certain features. However, you can copy and paste several elements between your sites.
  • Changing to a new site template can affect your site's SEO. You can learn more about site redesign and SEO with our dedicated blog post.

Creating a new site

Get started on building the site you want by selecting a new template. There are a variety of options and categories available (Business & Services, Store, Creative, Community, and Blog), so you can choose the best style for your brand needs

To choose a new template:

  1. Sign in to your Wix account.
  2. Go to the Templates Page.
  3. Select the category you want to open the drop-down menu. 
  4. Select the relevant sub-category.
  5. Hover over your chosen template.
  6. Click Edit to open the template in the Editor.
The Templates page in Wix. The Sports & Wellness Blog subcategory is open, and a cursor is hovering over a template.
You should know:

Building your site content

After you create a new site, add elements to build content for visitors. You can choose new elements from the Add Elements panel, or copy and paste elements from another site for a quicker, easier experience.

To copy and paste elements between sites:

  1. Open your previous site's Editor.
  2. Click the element you want to copy, or multi-select several elements.
  3. Right-click and select Copy, or press Ctrl+C (Cmd+C on a Mac).
  4. Open the relevant page in your new site's Editor.
  5. Paste the elements by doing one of the following:
    • Right-click and select Paste, or press Ctrl+V (Cmd+V on a Mac).
    • Right-click and select Paste & Apply Site Theme, or press Ctrl+Shift+V (Cmd+Shift+V on a Mac) to apply the color and text themes on the target site.
  6. When pasting elements that contain media files, choose to either:
    • Don't Upload: Paste without uploading the files to the Media Manager of the target site.
    • Upload: Paste and upload the files to the Media Manager of the target site.
A GIF showing a group of elements being multi-selected and copied on one site, then pasted into another.
You cannot copy the following elements:
  • Third-party apps
  • Headers and footers
  • Wix business solution apps (e.g. Wix Stores, Wix Bookings, Wix Restaurants etc).
  • Datasets and collections
  • Code on elements and pages 
  • Wix Pro Gallery
You can copy Velo code from one page and use it on a new page. However, you need to make sure to make any necessary changes to the code so that it works on the new page. Wix Customer Care cannot help you set up copied Velo code. Learn more about using copied Velo code

Applying a Premium plan to your new site

Once you've chosen your new site template and built its content, you can apply an existing Premium plan to it, and move over all of the features you need to continue to grow your business. 
Don't have a Premium plan in your account?
Go to the Upgrades page and select a plan for your new site.

To reassign an existing plan:

  1. Go to Premium Subscriptions in your Wix account.
  2. Click the More Actions icon next to the relevant plan.  
  3. Click Assign to a Different Site.
  4. Select the checkbox next to the new site.
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Assign to confirm. 
The Assign to a Different Site panel. A site has been selected, and the cursor is hovering over the Next button.

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