FSE Design Import/Export — Templates, Template Parts, and Global Styles


Import and export your block based FSE design: templates, template parts, and global/custom styles.

Easily move your full site editing design from one website to another, or from a local installation to a live site.

Ideal for designers and developers working with Gutenberg and a block based full-site-editing theme, who have edited their FSE/block based templates, template parts and custom styles, and now need to copy that design over to a new WordPress installation.

The Design Import/Export plugin allows this to be done with minimal fuss, and can also be used to take regular backups of your block based design(s).

Works with any full-site-editing theme and the Gutenberg plugin.

When FSE is available in WordPress core, this plugin will work just the same without the need for Gutenberg to be installed/activated.


Licensed under the GNU General Public License v2.0,


  • The main plugin page, showing the Import function, and the templates, template parts, and custom style available to Export.
  • Importing the templates, template parts, and custom styles from a previously exported file.


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’,
  2. Search for ‘design import export’ and install the plugin.
  3. Activate ‘Design Import/Export’ from your Plugins page.

Once the plugin is activated you will find the plugin page in Design Import/Export


I have activated the plugin. Where is the plugin page?

You will find the plugin page at wp-admin -> Design Import/Export.

What theme do I need to make use of the plugin?

You will need a block based (full site editing) compatible theme.

Do I need to install any other plugins?

At the moment the latest version of the Gutenberg plugin is required.

Where are the import files saved?

Any files that you upload using the import function will be saved as .txt files to the default WordPress media/uploads directory. An example of that directory would be: ../wp-content/uploads/2021/07/.


Ապրիլի 27, 2022
I'm working on a theme who's slug I had to correct, which caused loss of all the template parts. I used this plugin to export the parts from the broken theme, searched and replaced the bad slug with the new slug and then ran the import, worked absolutely perfect. Thanks folks!
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Contributors & Developers

“FSE Design Import/Export — Templates, Template Parts, and Global Styles” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0 — February 2022
— Tested up WP 5.9
— Requires WP 5.9

0.1.4 — August 2021
— Updated plugin title to clarify the plugin’s purpose.

0.1.3 — July 2021
— Initial release