Website hosting resellers have fun! You’ll now create, package deal, and promote a couple of customized website templates – at no further price to you.

We’ve been within the biz of cloning WordPress sites and rushing up your website building workflow for smartly over a yr now.

Participants additionally love our expertly-made, default WPMU DEV website templates, which dropped similtaneously cloning.

However within the phrases of Fleetwood Mac, it’s time to “pass your personal wayyyyy.”

As a result of with the assistance of a sneaky backups hack, our webhosting now lets you create and package deal your personal customized website templates for reselling on your purchasers.

eCommerce… non-public coaching… advertising company… flower boutique… no matter you’ll be able to call to mind! You’ll now create customized templates for they all – any marketplace, any area of interest.

Absolute best phase is, you’ll be able to create as much as 25 customized templates totally unfastened.

Stay studying to learn to put in force this new game-changer and the way it suits completely into your reseller webhosting wheel space.

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How our customized templates paintings

It begins with an excellent supply website you need to develop into a template.

One you’ve labored onerous on (however now not too onerous, due to time-saving features like plugin configs ;)) and is preferably sellable as a turn-key answer.

Understand 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 in truth a complete backup of the website you select to replicate, saved on our AWS servers.

While you ship a request to create a brand new template, we create a backup of that website, zip it, and add it to AWS.

That template/backup is fetched and restored at your preferred new website URL.

And voila!

This template is now able for use and accessed in “My Templates” house of The Hub (extra on that beneath).

Developing templates this manner provides you with two main advantages:

  1. It does now not impact your webhosting garage in any respect. 
  2. You’ll create as much as 25 customized templates totally unfastened, no further price to you (we’ll even be upping this quantity in long run if the call for is there).

Additionally, since your template is a complete backup of an current website, it comes readily integrated with EVERYTHING.

Plugins, subject matters, customers, license keys, settings, website information – it’s all fully-preserved for you.

In spite of everything, it is going with out pronouncing, you’ll be able to ONLY create templates of WPMU DEV hosted websites.

…Now that a bit of extra about customized templates and the way they paintings, let’s see them in motion.

Developing your first customized template

Did I point out you’ll want to be a WPMU DEV member and feature hosted websites with us to make use of this selection?

The best way for non-members to observe alongside is to take both our Freelancer or Company plans (they each provide you with unfastened hosted websites you’ll be able to use) for a free 7-day spin.

Navigate on your WPMU DEV hosted websites in The Hub (our integrated website control device) and to find the Website Templates tab.

a screen showing the site templates tab
In finding the Website Templates to create your first template.

From this tab you’ll be able to edit the main points of your current templates and create new templates.

Choose Create Template to get began.

A screen showing how you can get started creating templates

A pop-up will seem asking you to choose the website you’d love to make your template, and to offer your template a reputation and outline.

A screen showing how you name and describe your new template
Give your template a reputation and outline. Get the folk excited!

As soon as achieved, hit Create Template and your new template will likely be able in a couple of mins, it’s that straightforward!

A screen showing a new site template loading up
Sit down again, loosen up, and wait a pair minutes for this pet to load.

When it’s completed loading you’ll be notified by way of The Hub, and also you’ll additionally obtain an e-mail letting the brand new template has been created (see beneath).

A screen showing the template confirmation email
Your brand-spanking new website template is able!

Every other factor to notice is that you simply’re unfastened to create a couple of templates from a unmarried website. So should you suppose you’re onto a winner, use it as your template base up to you would like (as much as our 25 prohibit in fact).

You’ll additionally create templates directly out of your supply website

It’s so simple as deciding on the website you need to develop into a template, and clicking the vertical ellipsis icon to the best of it.

a screen showing how you can directly select a site to turn into a template
Choose the website you need to create a template from.

Choose create template to get the ball rolling.

A screen showing where the create template option is
Hit create template and get this ball rolling!

Then rinse and repeat the above!

Two techniques to get right of entry to your new website templates

If you’ve effectively created a brand new website template, right here’s the way you or your purchasers can get right of entry to them.

1.All over the website advent or cloning procedure

Your template (and others you create in long run) can now be decided on from the Create New or Clone choices when including a brand new website to The Hub.

Hit the “+” icon in The Hub so as to add a brand new website and get began.

A screen showing how you add a new site to The Hub
Click on the “+” button so as to add a brand new website to The Hub.

For this walkthrough we’ll make a selection Create New (the stairs for cloning are precisely the similar, handiest as an alternative of making a website, you’re cloning one).

A screen showing the options to either create or clone a new site
Create or clone a brand new website to look your templates in motion.

Click on Create website and a pop-up will seem with the method to create a brand spanking new website or create from template.

Choose create from template and also you’ll see any templates you’ve created at the moment are visual.

A screen showing how you can select to create a site based on one of your custom-made templates
The template we made previous, all able for variety!

You’ll additionally make a selection WPMU DEV Templates to look the variability of default website templates made through our skilled crew. In finding out extra about the ones in our website cloning article.

Our default templates also are an excellent instance of what’s now conceivable. Minus a couple of options we’re nonetheless running on bringing you.

However the concept continues to be the similar, a couple of website templates for a couple of niches and use-cases, to your purchasers to choose between.

While you hit the ellipsis icon subsequent on your template you’ll additionally see you’ve gotten the method to edit the main points of your template (alternate the identify and outline we added previous) or delete it.

a screen showing how you can edit the details of your new template
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 putting in place a brand new WPMU DEV Hosted website online – growing a brief URL, opting for from 10 international server places, and ready a couple of mins whilst your website quite a bit.

2. Without delay from the “Website Templates” tab in The Hub

As we touched on above, you’ll be able to additionally get right of entry to and organize your customized templates proper from the Website Templates evaluate tab in The Hub.

a screen showing the site templates tab
Choose Website Templates to get right of entry to and organize all of your customized templates.

From right here you’ll be able to edit the main points of your current templates, and likewise simply create new ones as defined within the steps above.

a screen showing where you can edit and manage your custom site templates
Edit template main points, and create new templates from right here.

Some PSA’s about customized templates…

  • Preview thumbnail coming quickly – As a result of their backup nature, your templates don’t these days include a “preview choice” such as you’ll see with our default WPMU DEV templates. However don’t fear, we’re running on an answer that lets you add a couple of thumbnails to blow their own horns your templates to purchasers.
  • Delete at your personal possibility – should you’re occupied with deleting a customized template, please think twice! Since customized templates are technically backups, if you delete one, there’s no getting it again.
  • No enhancing or updating – you can not edit or replace any facet of templates when they’re created. For those who do want to edit or replace your template, merely create a brand new one out of your up to date supply website and delete the old-fashioned template.

Take a look at our site template docs for more information and useful FAQs.

A recap of our reseller webhosting functions:

  • It’s been conceivable to resell WPMU DEV Website hosting for some time now and a large number of our individuals had been completely luckily doing it manually.
  • We additionally just lately made some at the back of the scenes to our webhosting to verify it’s 99.9% white labeled from top to bottom.
  • The use of The Hub Client, you’ll be able to setup your personal whole shopper portal, the place they may be able to organize websites, get right of entry to webhosting equipment, and extra.
  • In spite of everything, this is more or less a secret nonetheless… however we just lately soft-launched our integrated billing gadget, which means you’ll be able to now automate your shopper invoicing, create subscription plans, organize purchasers, and extra. It’s also included with The Hub and The Hub Consumer.

And now with customized templates, we’re one step nearer to a fully-automated webhosting reseller gadget.

Nonetheless to come back:

Domain names – Be offering your purchasers the chance to seek for and buy a site, which will likely be robotically mapped to their new webhosting and templates arrange… yep, be your personal GoDaddy!

Take a look at our product roadmap to stay alongside of what’s in retailer for The Hub, The Hub Consumer, and the remainder of our WP plugins.

Get began with templates and reseller webhosting without cost

Current individuals… what are you looking forward to?? Leap into your Hub and take a look at turning one in every of your hosted websites right into a resellable website template.

Now not a member? Take a look at our hosting plans and pricing here.

Need to take a look at our webhosting without cost? The easiest way to take action is to take both our Freelancer or Company plans for a free 7-day trial. Each assist you to host 1-3 websites with us once a year, without cost.

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