Internet hosting resellers rejoice! Now you can create, bundle, and promote a number of customized web site templates – at no further value to you.
We’ve been within the biz of cloning WordPress websites and dashing up your web site growth workflow for nicely over a 12 months now.
Members additionally love our expertly-made, default WPMU DEV web site templates, which dropped similtaneously cloning.
However within the phrases of Fleetwood Mac, it’s time to “go your personal wayyyyy.”
As a result of with the assistance of a sneaky backups hack, our internet hosting now permits you to create and bundle your personal customized web site templates for reselling to your shoppers.
eCommerce… private coaching… advertising and marketing company… flower boutique… no matter you possibly can consider! Now you can create customized templates for all of them – any market, any area of interest.
Better part is, you possibly can create as much as 25 customized templates utterly free.
Hold studying to learn to implement this new game-changer and the way it suits completely into your reseller internet hosting wheel home.
How customized templates work
Creating your first customized template
Two methods to entry your new web site templates
Some PSA’s about customized templates
A fast recap of our reseller internet hosting capabilities
It begins with an incredible supply web site you want to flip right into a template.
One you’ve labored onerous on (however not too onerous, due to time-saving options like plugin configs ;)) and is ideally sellable as a turn-key answer.
Keep in mind that “sneaky backups hack” I discussed within the intro? Right here’s what I used to be speaking about:
Every customized template you create is definitely a full backup of the location you select to repeat, saved on our AWS servers.
While you ship a request to create a brand new template, we create a backup of that web site, zip it, and add it to AWS.
That template/backup is fetched and restored at your chosen new web site URL.
This template is now prepared for use and accessed in “My Templates” space of The Hub (extra on that beneath).
Creating templates this fashion provides you two main advantages:
It doesn’t have an effect on your internet hosting storage in any respect.
You may create as much as 25 customized templates utterly free, no further value to you (we’ll even be upping this quantity in future if the demand is there).
Additionally, since your template is a full backup of an current web site, it comes readily included with EVERYTHING.
Plugins, themes, customers, license keys, settings, web site knowledge – it’s all fully-preserved for you.
Lastly, it goes with out saying, you possibly can ONLY create templates of WPMU DEV hosted websites.
…Now that a little bit extra about customized templates and the way they work, let’s see them in motion.
Did I point out you’ll should be a WPMU DEV member and have hosted websites with us to make use of this function?
The best means for non-members to observe alongside is to take both our Freelancer or Company plans (they each offer you free hosted websites you should utilize) for a free 7-day spin.
Navigate to your WPMU DEV hosted websites in The Hub (our built-in web site administration software) and discover the Web site Templates tab.
From this tab you possibly can edit the main points of your current templates and create new templates.
Choose Create Template to get began.
A pop-up will seem asking you to pick out the location you’d prefer to make your template, and to present your template a reputation and outline.
Give your template a reputation and outline. Get the folks excited!
As soon as achieved, hit Create Template and your new template will probably be prepared in a couple of minutes, it’s that straightforward!
When it’s completed loading you’ll be notified through The Hub, and also you’ll additionally obtain an e-mail letting the brand new template has been created (see beneath).
Your brand-spanking new web site template is prepared!
One other factor to notice is that you simply’re free to create a number of templates from a single web site. So if you happen to assume you’re onto a winner, use it as your template base as a lot as you want (as much as our 25 restrict after all).
You may as well create templates straight out of your supply web site
It’s so simple as deciding on the location you want to flip right into a template, and clicking the vertical ellipsis icon to the correct of it.
Choose create template to get the ball rolling.
Hit create template and get this ball rolling!
Then rinse and repeat the above!
When you’ve efficiently created a brand new web site template, right here’s the way you or your shoppers can entry them.
1.Throughout the web site creation or cloning course of
Your template (and others you create in future) can now be chosen from the Create New or Clone choices when including a brand new web site to The Hub.
Hit the “+” icon in The Hub so as to add a brand new web site and get began.
Click on the “+” button so as to add a brand new web site to The Hub.
For this walkthrough we’ll choose Create New (the steps for cloning are precisely the identical, solely as an alternative of making a web site, you’re cloning one).
Create or clone a brand new web site to see your templates in motion.
Click on Create web site and a pop-up will seem with the choice to create a model new web site or create from template.
Choose create from template and also you’ll see any templates you’ve created are actually seen.
The template we made earlier, all prepared for choice!
You may as well choose WPMU DEV Templates to see the vary of default web site templates made by our knowledgeable group. Discover out extra about these in our web site cloning article.
Our default templates are additionally an incredible instance of what’s now doable. Minus a couple of options we’re nonetheless engaged on bringing you.
However the thought continues to be the identical, a number of web site templates for a number of niches and use-cases, on your shoppers to select from.
While you hit the ellipsis icon subsequent to your template you’ll additionally see you may have the choice to edit the main points of your template (change the title and outline we added earlier) or delete it.
Edit the main points, or delete your new template.
And that’s just about it!
Hit Use template and also you’ll be taken via the usual means of organising a brand new WPMU DEV Hosted web site – creating a brief URL, selecting from 10 worldwide server places, and ready a couple of minutes whereas your web site masses.
2. Immediately from the “Web site Templates” tab in The Hub
As we touched on above, it’s also possible to entry and handle your customized templates proper from the Web site Templates overview tab in The Hub.
From right here you possibly can edit the main points of your current templates, and likewise simply create new ones as outlined within the steps above.
Edit template particulars, and create new templates from right here.
Preview thumbnail coming quickly – Due to their backup nature, your templates don’t at the moment include a “preview possibility” such as you’ll see with our default WPMU DEV templates. However don’t fear, we’re engaged on an answer that permits you to add a number of thumbnails to indicate off your templates to shoppers.
Delete at your personal threat – if you happen to’re excited about deleting a customized template, please think twice! Since customized templates are technically backups, when you delete one, there’s no getting it again.
No modifying or updating – you can not edit or replace any facet of templates as soon as they’re created. In the event you do have to edit or replace your template, merely create a brand new one out of your up to date supply web site and delete the outdated template.
Try our web site template docs for more information and useful FAQs.
It’s been doable to resell WPMU DEV Internet hosting for some time now and numerous our members have been completely fortunately doing it manually.
We additionally not too long ago made some behind the scenes to our internet hosting to make sure it’s 99.9% white labeled from prime to backside.
Utilizing The Hub Consumer, you possibly can setup your personal full consumer portal, the place they will handle websites, entry internet hosting instruments, and extra.
Lastly, that is sort of a secret nonetheless… however we not too long ago soft-launched our built-in billing system, which means now you can automate your consumer invoicing, create subscription plans, handle shoppers, and extra. It’s additionally included with The Hub and The Hub Consumer.
And now with customized templates, we’re one step nearer to a fully-automated internet hosting reseller system.
Nonetheless to come back:
Domains – Supply your shoppers the chance to seek for and buy a website, which will probably be mechanically mapped to their new internet hosting and templates arrange… yep, be your personal GoDaddy!
Try our product roadmap to maintain up with what’s in retailer for The Hub, The Hub Consumer, and the remainder of our WP plugins.
Get began with templates and reseller internet hosting without cost
Present members… what are you ready for?? Bounce into your Hub and check out turning one among your hosted websites right into a resellable web site template.
Not a member? Try our internet hosting plans and pricing right here.
Need to strive our internet hosting without cost? The easiest way to take action is to take both our Freelancer or Company plans for a free 7-day trial. Each let you host 1-3 websites with us yearly, without cost.