When you get started with Business Catalyst you get a very nice partner website as part of the package. It’s a wonderful way to get you started, but eventually
most partners want to change things. You can custom code your own site, but many partners find it simpler and faster to start with a BC Gurus template.
The thing is, with your partner website you have to replace the site ‘in place’, meaning you have to overwrite the existing files. You can’t build it within
another site in your partner portal and then repoint traffic to that location. Your partner site is special and the only way to update it is by replacing
TAKING SOME OF THE PAIN OUT OF IT
BC Gurus created a tutorial series showing step by step how to do this. They start with the same partner site template a new BC Partner gets, and show
you what it takes to change it out for a BC Gurus template
Note: This isn’t just for your partner website….you can use these techniques for ANY site you want to swap out the template on.
Original partner site
Updated partner site
THE FIRST 4 VIDEOS ARE FREE!
Watch them and see what a BC Gurus Pro membership can do for you.
Here’s what we show you:
- Intro (FREE of course)
This short intro sets the stage for what BC Gurus will cover in the course
- Getting Ready (FREE)
This video shows you how to prepare for changing out the template for your partner website.
- Consolidating the Files (FREE)
This video shows you which files/folders to keep, which ones to remove, and how to go about copying the new files over top of the existing ones.
- Applying Page Templates (FREE)
The next step is to apply the new page templates to the pages.
Watch now the first 4 videos, made available for you in the BC Documentation portal!
- Setting up the Menus (BC Gurus Members)
Getting the menus to show up is next, it mostly involves finding and replacing the menu ID in the page templates.
- Setting up Webapps (BC Gurus Members)
Next is getting the webapps built and configured. Then adding or importing webapp items.
- Setting up Forms (BC Gurus Members)
Time to fix and configure the various forms on the site
- Setting up the Store (BC Gurus Members)
Finally, we will set up the store elements
- Fixing the Little Things (BC Gurus Members)
We’re almost done, there’s just a few places to fix, some little gotchas.
Watch the overview video here: http://www.bcgurus.com/tutorials/replacing-your-partner-website-template-intro
Not a BC Gurus Member?
There’s never been a better time to be a BC Gurus Pro Member because now you can get a 14 Day Free Trial.
This is a great way to try out a Pro Membership. Instantly get a free template just for trying it out…..and have access to all the tutorials, including
the Members Only ones from swapping out your partner website!
The free template is yours to keep whether you continue with Pro Membership or not. And did I mention….there are over 240 Premium Tutorials
you can view as well.
FREE TRIAL INSTRUCTIONS
- Visit this page: https://www.bcgurus.com/sign-up/step-2?level=free
- Login with your BC Gurus info
- Enter payment information (this will ONLY be used if you stay on past the trial)
- And you are in. BC Gurus will immediately insert a template credit into your account which you can use for any premium templates.