How to import and export templates in Beaver Builder

How to Import and Export Templates in Beaver Builder (In 3 Steps)

Working collaboratively can be an inspiring process. However, it’s easy to become unproductive, waiting around for emails and transferring lots of files. Fortunately, with Assistant Pro, you can import and export templates quickly and easily, streamlining your workflow.

In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of importing and exporting templates from WordPress. Then, we’ll show you how to import and export Beaver Builder templates using Assistant Pro. Let’s get started!

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The Benefits of Importing and Exporting Templates

One of the main advantages of importing and exporting templates is that it enables a seamless collaborative work environment. However, if you’re sending designs and drafts between team members and clients, it’s important to have a quick, easy way to share these files.

This way, you can communicate in a more efficient manner. When it’s easy to share, download, and approve projects, you can get real-time feedback, rather than waiting on emails. As a result, you’ll likely be able to progress much faster with projects, boosting your team’s productivity.

Additionally, templates offer an excellent way to organize your designs. With the right tools, you’ll be able to create your own reusable content libraries.

Moreover, you’ll have the power to store your templates and categorize them in any way you see fit. Having a dedicated, cloud-based hub for your templates can also speed up your workflow, since your designs will be readily accessible from any location.

How to Import and Export Templates in Beaver Builder (In 3 Steps)

Now that you know the benefits of importing and exporting templates, let’s take a look at how to do this using Assistant Pro. Keep in mind that since we will be working with Beaver Builder templates, you’ll need to have the Beaver Builder plugin installed and activated on your website for this tutorial.

Step 1: Install and Activate Assistant Pro

Assistant Pro enables you to store and share design assets including images, media files, saved rows, and page builder templates. By saving and organizing all of your creative materials in one convenient space, you can access them from any location and share them easily with your team.

To enjoy the benefits that Assistant Pro has to offer, you can create a free account. Then, to connect Assistant Pro with Beaver Builder (so that you can access it within WordPress), simply download our Assistant plugin for free:

The Assistant plugin

You can sync these platforms by accessing the Beaver Builder editor. Just click on the Assistant Pro icon, which is a pencil:

The Assistant icon within the Beaver Builder editor

Next, select Connect to Pro, or if you haven’t created your account yet, you can register:

Connect Beaver Builder to Assistant Pro

Once you’ve connected to the Assistant Pro cloud platform, you can access more features within the Assistant Pro sidebar on your WordPress site:

Assistant Pro sidebar

Alternatively, you can use the dedicated Assistant Pro dashboard on its own at assistant.pro, if you’re connecting remotely:

Assistant Pro dashboard

In your dashboard, you can create libraries where you can organize your assets. For instance, you might set up a library for each of your projects where you can store images, page templates, layouts, colors, and code snippets.

Then, you can create teams by adding colleagues and clients that also have an Assistant Pro account. What’s more, you can apply relevant user roles that enable team members to edit libraries and clients to view assets:

Sharing libraries with Assistant Pro

As you can see, you can easily share media files between your websites and team members. Plus, you’re able to transfer entire libraries to individual users and teams.

Step 2: Import a Template to Your WordPress Site

If you have a template that you’ve created and want to use it on another website, you can easily import it to WordPress. This might be a template you’ve designed yourself using the Block Editor or one that you’ve created with a page builder.

The good news is Assistant Pro is compatible with Beaver Builder templates. It also integrates fully with other popular page builders like Divi, Elementor, Visual Composer, and Gutenberg.

From your Assistant Pro dashboard, you’ll see that you can access Shared Libraries. Let’s import one of the page builder templates from the Sample Library:

Page builder template in Assistant Pro

To import this template to WordPress, open the Beaver Builder editor and navigate to the Assistant Pro sidebar. Then, navigate to the Libraries tab:

Libraries tab of Assistant Pro

Open the library and select the template you want to use:

Accessing a template in WordPress from an Assistant Pro library

Scroll down to ACTIONS. Then, use the Import dropdown box to either create a new page or replace your current page with your saved Beaver Builder template:

Import template with Assistant Pro

If you choose Create New, you’ll be notified that your library item has been imported. You can then follow the link in the green message to view and edit your page:

Import library item to WordPress

If you want to import other media files, the process works the same. Simply head to the libraries tab in the Assistant Pro sidebar, select the relevant library, and find your file:

Import an image to WordPress with Assistant Pro

Next, click on Import to add the asset to your WordPress site.

Step 3: Export a Template To Your Assistant Pro Library

To export a template from one of your WordPress sites to an Assistant Pro library, head to the content tab in your Assistant Pro sidebar. Note that you can choose from a number of content types such as posts, pages, blocks, templates, and more.

In this example, we have WooCommerce installed which allows us to export products:

Products in the content section of Assistant Pro

Use the tabs at the top of the sidebar to select the appropriate content type. You can click on the three dots to view the full list of options:

Content types in Assistant Pro

We’re going to export our Beaver Agency Template, so we’ll go ahead and choose Templates. Here, you’ll see a list of your available WordPress templates:

Templates in Assistant Pro

Next, click on the template you want to export and scroll to ACTIONS:

Export a template in Assistant Pro

If you want to download the file to your computer, simply select Export.

However, if you want to export the template to Assistant Pro where you can then share it with your team, click on Save to Library. You’ll see a dropdown menu where you can select the appropriate library.

For instance, you may want to store it in a dedicated Page Templates library:

Save a template to Assistant Pro

Then, you can head over to your Assistant Pro dashboard, where you can access your exported template from the appropriate library:

View exported template in Assistant Pro library

As we mentioned, this process will work for many media types including images, posts, pages, saved blocks, and more. Plus, you can use it for all your templates created with the Block Editor, Beaver Builder, Elementor, and others.

Conclusion

Working as a team has its advantages. However, sharing content can become chaotic or slow. In turn, it’s easy to lose track of files and wind up missing important deadlines. However, with Beaver Builder and Assistant Pro, you can save, share, and manage content easily between team members and clients.

To recap, here’s how to import and export templates in Beaver Builder:

  1. Install and activate Assistant Pro.
  2. Import a Template to Your WordPress Site.
  3. Export a template to your Assistant Pro library.

Related Questions

What Assets Can I Upload to the Assistant Pro Libraries?

You can upload any WordPress content that is saved as a post type to Assistant Pro libraries. This includes full-page templates, template parts, pages, posts, theme customizer settings, PDF files, rich text documents, color codes, and image files including .jpg, .png, .gif, and .svg.

Can I Try Assistant Pro Before I Buy It?

You can set up a free Assistant Pro account at assistant.pro. The Personal Account allows you to set your libraries to private so that they are not allowed to be viewed and shared with the Community. Purchasing a Team Account enables you to create a team of users and have private team libraries. If you would like to upgrade to use the premium features you can easily do so within the Assistant Pro dashboard.

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Will Morris is a staff writer at WordCandy. When he's not writing about WordPress, he likes to gig his stand-up comedy routine on the local circuit.

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