If you started your Thinkific site on an Empire theme and want to try out a different theme, you can easily install a new theme and automatically copy your content over!
In this article:
How It Works
Did you start working on Empire and decide you prefer the look of Vogue or Vision instead? No problem. You can install a new theme and transfer all of your work over!
All of the following content will transfer from your original theme to your new theme:
- Site Builder Sections
- Copy/written content
- Custom Pages
- Branding (colors, fonts, site logo, favicon, etc.)
Note that any code customizations made to your original theme will not transfer over.
Install a New Theme and Transfer Content
To get started, you'll simply need to install a new theme. When installing a new theme, you'll have the option to copy content from a currently installed theme to your new theme.
Installing a new theme does not replace your existing theme automatically. Once you have installed the new theme, you will be able to review the contents and make any changes you want before publishing. Your current theme will also still be there, in case you change your mind.
- Go to Design Your Site
- Select Theme Library
- Select the Explore Themes tab
- Click View Details on your theme of choice
- Click the Install button on the bottom right
- Now you'll see a popup with the option to transfer your data; select Yes, copy my content
- Select your original theme from the dropdown menu
- Click Got it
Review Your Installed Theme
Your theme should take just a few minutes to install, after which it will appear in the My Themes tab of your Theme library. The new theme will appear at the bottom of the page, under My installed themes. Click Build to review and make edits to the theme and click Publish when you are ready to make it live!
The prompt to copy content will only appear when you first install a new theme from the Explore themes tab. If you want to transfer your content to a previously-installed theme, you will need to delete that theme from your Theme library and then re-install it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to see what my site will look like in the new theme before it goes live?
Of course! When you install a new theme, it does not publish immediately. You will see the new theme under My installed themes in your Theme Library and can click Build to explore the theme first. Once you are happy with it, you can click Publish to set it as your live site.
Can I return to the original theme without anything getting lost in the transfer?
Yes! When you publish your new theme, your original theme will still appear under My installed themes in your Theme Library. You can always publish it again from there, just like you did with your new theme.
I have an imported theme and don't see the option to transfer content.
Our theme transfer option will only work on themes originally installed from the Explore themes tab. If you have imported themes, these will not be recognized as original themes.