Switching between Webydo themes
It seems that you're locked into a Webydo theme once you select it for your site. That's a pretty frustrating issue. Most other hosted CMSes make it pretty easy to try out and switch between themes.
Our “themes” are used as a starting point, for your inspiration. They are not templates.
You may edit every single pixel in them, so changing the “theme” is not really an option.
Anyway, let’s hear what the community thinks. If it get’s enough votes, we will develop it!
I've just started on Webydo and was surprised to find the same thing. I definitely want to see a theme before I select it!
Seems there should be a way to change the template or at least revert to blank via a selector or global command.
If templates can't be change can you delete all items on all pages individually, or globally to get a blank workspace? Or is the template still embedded some where in the code only to return when least desired.
Some templates may have a single page that would be useful to copy/duplicate and then apply or paste it into another template or blank site. Is that possible to copy and paste elements/pages/etc from theme to theme. This would make the themes function as a library of sorts.
If templates can not be changed them I feel you should recommend that all designers explore templates (as a new site), take notes on parts that work for them and recreate then in the blank workspace and them delete the "new site" after exploring and using the desired elements.
If you delete a paid site because the template proved not to work and you want to try another template or start with a blank how can you reestablish that site without new costs?
I think being able to switch templates to play around with ideas is a great idea. Designers have different ways of doing things. Some will start with a design first and add content, and others will start with content and play with the design to see what works best. As for me, I wish I had known you can't change templates before signing up, because I am now stuck with a template that is not cooperating with what I need to do.
I agree, as my other service lets you do that.
I agree this would be helpful in some cases.
XO CUBIC DESIGN commented
well the idea is nice but that thats why you have the content management feature so the step you should be using is first creat a template layout for the pages then add content so have your template group away from the content even in the design view so when it comes to re-design or re mapping out your new structure you can use the old layout and move things about first then move the content back to place.
may ppl hate the ideas of theme is a lazy job an it not what many professional designer's want and it not what big clientials wnat as they all wan to be unique in the very whole respect to there business.
i do like the idea but lets get away from wordpress. as Webydo is currently it is very unique and i am currently loving it and patiently waiting for it.
I just started to try Webydo with a readymade design. I was still working on the homepage when I wondered how it would look like if I had chosen another template. But switching isn't part of the deal and that's a pity I think. Would be great if you could try different styles easily like you can with Wordpress for instance.