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Importing Gutenberg Pages, Patterns, and Kits

Starter Templates are built for different page builders (Elementor and Beaver Builder), including the WordPress default Block editor (Gutenberg).

With Gutenberg Starter Templates, you can also import single pages and pre-designed elements (Patterns) directly inside the block editor.

In addition, you have the option to create your page or website mockup directly on your website with Template Kits.

This document will show you how to import templates directly into your Block editor. This option allows you to build websites much faster and easier than before.

How to Import Starter Templates From Block Editor?

In addition to importing templates as a complete site or single page, the Gutenberg Starter Templates also come with Patterns. Gutenberg Patterns are attractive editable sections like a call to action, FAQ, features, portfolio, services, team, and so on.

Next to Patterns, Gutenberg Starter Templates provide Kits too. Template Kits means creating a basic structure of your webpage like some sections, their layout, image position, text position, and so on. You can import ready-to-use Template Kits to the Gutenberg editor and create your page or post mockups.

To start importing Gutenberg Starter Templates, you only need to install and activate Starter Templates or Premium Starter Templates plugins. Afterward, you can easily import Gutenberg pages and patterns with a few clicks.

Importing Process

Once you’re ready, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1 – Navigate to Dashboard > Pages > Add New. In the top menu of the page editor, click on the “Design Library” button. This will open the Gutenberg Starter Templates Library;

Step 2 – In the top menu of the Library, you will see the “Patterns“, “Pages“, and “Kits” tabs. Select the one you wish to import.

Step 3 – Next, you can browse the templates and select the one you wish to import:

Import Pattern Template: Click on the Starter Template you like to preview the available patterns. Select the pattern template you wish to import and click on the insert button;

Import Page Template:  Filter pages by color and category. Once you find the template you need, hover over it, and click on the “Insert” button;

Step 4 – Once you import page template, pattern, or kits, you can edit them as needed;

Step 5 – You can repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 as many times as needed. Finally, when you are satisfied with your page or post design (or mockup), click the “Publish” button.

Please note that when you try to import the pattern, Design Library will ask you to connect the site to ZipWP. You need to create or connect your existing ZipWP account. Once done, you can use all of the AI features of ZipWP with your Starter Templates plugin.

Plugins and Customizer

After importing any Gutenberg Starter Template, you might notice that some colors or typography look differently than in the Library. This difference is happening because your customizer settings are automatically inherited by templates.

For example, let’s say you’ve set the yellow background color for buttons in the customizer. At the same time, the page template you want to import has a button with green background in the Library. After importing the page, a customizer setting (i.e., yellow background color) will be applied to the button. As a result, the button background will be yellow instead of the green you saw on the demo.

Similarly, typography will be inherited from the customizer. All headings and content will have typography set from the customizer.

Further, templates might look different if there is a required plugin missing. When importing individual templates and blocks, plugins will not be automatically installed and activated. Here, you would have to install and activate these plugins manually so your templates would look as intended.

Missing Plugin

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