Wix Studio: Custom Templates

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Are you looking to save time and streamline your site creation process? Wix Studio's custom templates feature is here to revolutionize your workflow. 

With custom templates, you can create fully customized sites and transform them into reusable templates, eliminating the need to start from scratch with each site. This powerful tool allows you to focus on delivering exceptional results while saving precious time.

Start by creating a custom template based on an existing site in your workspace or from a blank canvas. Customize the layout, design and apps to align with your vision. Then, save it as a template. For future projects, just choose the template you want to start with and then customize it based on each clients' requirements.
A screenshot showing the Custom Templates tab in the side bar of Wix Studio.
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We also have several ready-made Wix Studio templates that you can use to build your sites.

Creating a custom template

To create a custom template, you have two options: choose an existing site in your workspace or create a template from scratch.

You need to have at least one site in your workspace to create a custom template from an existing site. This allows you to transform your site into a reusable template for future projects. If you're creating a template from scratch, you can proceed without any existing sites in your workspace and choose to build using either the Wix Editor or the Studio Editor.
A screenshot of clicking create template at the top of the custom templates tab in Wix Studio.
Some content is not copied over when you make your site a template. See FAQs for more information. 

From an existing site

  1. Click + Create Template at the top right.
  2. Select Start from an existing site.
  3. Choose one of your sites to use for the template.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Enter a name for your custom template and click Create Template.

From scratch

  1. Click + Create Template at the top right.
  2. Choose one of the following options:
    • Start from a blank Wix canvas: To create your template using the Wix Editor.
    • Start from a blank Studio canvas: To create your template using the Studio Editor.
  3. Enter a name for your custom template and click Create Template.
  4. Build the site to create your template.

Using a custom template to build a site

When starting to work on a site for a new project, just choose which template you want to use and start customizing it to suit your needs. 

To use a custom template to build a site:

  1. Hover over the template and click Create Site to build a new site with it.
  2. Build your site in the editor.
A screenshot showing the Create Site button in Custom Templates.
Want to make changes a template?
If you want to edit a template, click the More Actions icon  and then click Edit template

Organizing your custom templates

Stay on top of your custom templates by customizing the view, filtering them based on various criteria and creating saved views for quick access. You can quickly search for specific templates based on their name, or filter your templates to see a specific subset of sites based on your criteria. 

Once you've filtered your templates, you can save those filtered views to access them quickly in the future. You can also switch between grid and list views.

To organize your templates:

  1. Click Filter.
  2. Select the filters to apply to the site list.
  3. Click Manage View and choose Save as new view.
  4. Enter a name for the saved view.
  5. Click Save.
Click the Customize columns icon  and select the columns to show in your site list. You can also drag and drop the columns to reorder them.


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