Different options for export and import themes and pages

Alan Henness
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Alan Henness posted this 6 days ago

Trying to understand the various export and import functions in WordPress...

In Nicepage for Desktop, the following export options are available:

Theme
Theme Colors and Typography, Header with Menu Style, Footer, Blog and Post Templates

Pages and Editor
Plugin Pages with Text and Images, Menu Items. You can continue edit in Wordpress and Joomla

include Nicepage Project
You can import Project file back to Nicepage later. This will double theme size

I think I understand the basic idea here: the first exports just the theme (usually as a zip file), the second is just the pages, etc and the third includes the Nicepage project although I'm not sure why this might be useful - can pages be changed in the plugin then imported back into Desktop?

In the WordPress install, I can go to Appearance, Themes and upload the zip file. This will install the theme if it's in the zip file and I'll be given the opportunity to import the content that I created in Desktop if that's been included.

However, there is also the Nicepage, Import function that says:

Upload your (.zip) file and we’ll import the pages and images into this site.

Is this different to importing the zip file through Appearance, Themes (assuming the pages have been included in the zip file)?

I'm then not sure it's clear to me how, when trying to build a new site, I want to design in Nicepage Desktop, install the theme and, say, the home page of the website, then tweak the home page and various theme elements in Nicepage Desktop (probably several times so it all functions properly and look good in WordPress) then upload the new design to WordPress: what's the best way to do this?

I have been uploading as a new theme but this resets things like the Reading Settings for the Home Page and Post pages which is a nuisance - there has to be a better way. Is that what the Import function is for?

Trying to understand the various export and import functions in WordPress... In Nicepage for Desktop, the following export options are available: > Theme > Theme Colors and Typography, Header with Menu Style, Footer, Blog and Post Templates > > Pages and Editor > Plugin Pages with Text and Images, Menu Items. You can continue edit in Wordpress and Joomla > > include Nicepage Project > You can import Project file back to Nicepage later. This will double theme size I think I understand the basic idea here: the first exports just the theme (usually as a zip file), the second is just the pages, etc and the third includes the Nicepage project although I'm not sure why this might be useful - can pages be changed in the plugin then imported back into Desktop? In the WordPress install, I can go to Appearance, Themes and upload the zip file. This will install the theme if it's in the zip file and I'll be given the opportunity to import the content that I created in Desktop if that's been included. However, there is also the Nicepage, Import function that says: > Upload your (.zip) file and we’ll import the pages and images into this site. Is this different to importing the zip file through Appearance, Themes (assuming the pages have been included in the zip file)? I'm then not sure it's clear to me how, when trying to build a new site, I want to design in Nicepage Desktop, install the theme and, say, the home page of the website, then tweak the home page and various theme elements in Nicepage Desktop (probably several times so it all functions properly and look good in WordPress) then upload the new design to WordPress: what's the best way to do this? I have been uploading as a new theme but this resets things like the Reading Settings for the Home Page and Post pages which is a nuisance - there has to be a better way. Is that what the Import function is for?
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Alan Henness
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Alan Henness posted this 5 days ago

Further to the above, I made a few changes to the home page in Nicepage Desktop, exported a zip file with the pages and plugin and used the Nicepage plugin import feature in WordPress. It correctly imported the updated content into WordPress, but it reset the Home Page setting in Reading Settings and deleted the main menu I had set up, messing up the site until I could recreate the menu. Is there a way to import from Desktop that doesn't change those settings?

Further to the above, I made a few changes to the home page in Nicepage Desktop, exported a zip file with the pages and plugin and used the Nicepage plugin import feature in WordPress. It correctly imported the updated content into WordPress, but it reset the Home Page setting in Reading Settings and deleted the main menu I had set up, messing up the site until I could recreate the menu. Is there a way to import from Desktop that doesn't change those settings?
Alan Henness
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Alan Henness posted this 5 days ago

Hmmm... tried that again - I had added links to some elements on the home page - exported the content, imported into WordPress with 'Remove previously imported content' ticked but it didn't update the home page.

I'm clearly missing something here but I have no idea what.

Hmmm... tried that again - I had added links to some elements on the home page - exported the content, imported into WordPress with 'Remove previously imported content' ticked but it didn't update the home page. I'm clearly missing something here but I have no idea what.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 5 days ago

Hi Alan,

I'm not sure why this might be useful - can pages be changed in the plugin then imported back into Desktop?

The Project file is for backup mostly. Project archive can be opened in Desktop for editing. But unfortunately, CMS plugin does not support exporting. Therefore you cannot upload CMS project back to Nicepage Desktop.

However, there is also the Nicepage, Import function that says:

Upload your (.zip) file and we’ll import the pages and images into
this site.

Is this different to importing the zip file through Appearance, Themes
(assuming the pages have been included in the zip file)?

This import option is for the case when you export content only ("Pages and Editor" option).

The best way is to continue editing the pages in the CMS plugin.

The Import function installs the Pages you created in Nicepage Desktop.
But there is a little difference between import from the theme (with the option under the Appearance >> Themes) and import function available under the Nicepage menu in the left admin panel.
The first option imports menus and changes the front page so you can get the same result as in Desktop application. The second option imports pages only.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

...................................................
Sincerely,
Olivia
Nicepage Support Team

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Hi Alan, > I'm not sure why this might be useful - can pages be changed in the plugin then imported back into Desktop? The Project file is for backup mostly. Project archive can be opened in Desktop for editing. But unfortunately, CMS plugin does not support exporting. Therefore you cannot upload CMS project back to Nicepage Desktop. > However, there is also the Nicepage, Import function that says: > >> Upload your (.zip) file and we’ll import the pages and images into >> this site. > > Is this different to importing the zip file through Appearance, Themes > (assuming the pages have been included in the zip file)? This import option is for the case when you export content only ("Pages and Editor" option). The best way is to continue editing the pages in the CMS plugin. The Import function installs the Pages you created in Nicepage Desktop. But there is a little difference between import from the theme (with the option under the Appearance >> Themes) and import function available under the Nicepage menu in the left admin panel. The first option imports menus and changes the front page so you can get the same result as in Desktop application. The second option imports pages only. Please let us know if you have any further questions. ................................................... Sincerely, Olivia Nicepage Support Team Please subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/nicepage?sub_confirmation=1 Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/nicepageapp
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