Knowledgebase: Site Design
Can I Transfer my Theme via FTP?

Some merchants have multiple sites on 3dcart that share the same themes. In other cases, we have some 3dcart Merchants who develop their sites design on a developer account with the intent of transferring the design over to their live store when they are done designing it.

A question that comes up often is in regards to transferring the Theme from one 3dcart store to the other. To answer this, we're providing the following:

Make a Backup of your desired Theme.

The first step is to make a back up of the theme you wish to transfer to the new site. To make a backup of your design template, you will need the following:

  • Your account's FTP credentials
  • An FTP client
  • Your Theme's folder name.

Theme Folder Name

First let's find your Theme folder's name. Each of the 3dcart design theme folders has a unique name. The free design templates are usually numbered and any premium templates you may have purchased will have a unique name. So the first step in our process is to find the name of your Theme folder.

  1. Log into your 3dcart Online Store Manager
  2. Go to Settings ->Design ->Themes & Styles
  3. Along with your Theme screenshot you will see "Selected Theme:" and your theme folder's name.
  4. Make a note of this name and proceed to the next steps.

FTP to your Site

  1. Using your favorite FTP client, log into your account's FTP service
  2. Navigate to the web/assets/templates folder via FTP.
  3. Select your Theme Folder and transfer it to your local computer.

That's it! Copying the entire theme folder will make a backup of the theme's CSS file, images and any HTML templates unique to your store's theme/design. Store this folder in a safe place and you're all set with your backup

Transfer to the New Site

Now, the only step remaining is to take this backed up Theme folder and upload it via FTP to your new site.

  1. Using your favorite FTP client, log into your new account's FTP service
  2. Navigate to the web/assets/templates folder via FTP.
  3. Select your Theme Folder and that you downloaded earlier, and transfer it to new site.

The new Theme will now be selectable in the Settings ->Design ->Themes & Styles section of your new store's 3dcart Online Store Manager.


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