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build website for friend problem

  • #2090
    Avatar photo[anonymous]

    hi, I’m building a website for my friend using Publii, it’s so convenient!

    my problem is, I have done some customizations in Publii App(Global settings, themes, custom css, tags… )

    but how do I “pack” all these customizations to my friend’s computer?

    I’m wondering will it work if I backup the site, transfer the backup zip file to my friend, and  he restore this backup to his vanilla Publii App?

    thanks for any help!

    Avatar photoBob


    Yeap, you can create a backup website and send it to your friend.


    If your site is called a TEST“, your friend should create the TEST folder in the following location: Documents ▸ ⁨Publii⁩ ▸ ⁨sites⁩ ▸ TEST and then unzip here the backup; finally, the TEST folder should contain three others: input, preview, output.

    That’s it.

    Avatar photo[anonymous]

    hi Bob,

    thank you so much for the quick reply!

    sorry I forgot to mention that we used an external theme from the marketplace, should I also transfer the theme as a zip file to my friend then he unzip the theme  files to documents/Publii/themes/ ?

    or everything are already in the site backup zip file?


    Avatar photoBob

    The site’s backup contains all files, so all you need to do is send him the backup.

    Avatar photo[anonymous]

    got it, thanks!