Can I Transfer my Theme via FTP?
Some merchants have multiple sites on Shift4Shop that share the same themes. In other cases, we have some Shift4Shop 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 Shift4Shop 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:
Theme Folder Name
First let's find your Theme folder's name. Each of the Shift4Shop 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.
FTP to your Site
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.
The new Theme will now be selectable in the Settings >Design >Themes & Styles section of your new store's Shift4Shop Online Store Manager.