Use Webflow templates to jump-start your site design process.
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Using Webflow templates is a great way to jump-start your website process if you’re short on time or need a little extra design inspiration.
To be able to make the most of templates, it’s important to familiarize yourself with Webflow basics using our introductory Webflow 101 Crash Course. This course provides an overview of the Webflow UI, basic building blocks of the web, and positioning and layout basics — all of which you’ll need to know to get you up and running with your template.
In this lesson, you’ll learn all about Webflow templates with the following:
Webflow offers a large number of free and premium responsive website templates for designers, businesses, and personal use to help you jump into the design side of things more quickly.
Once you select either a free or premium paid template, that template will be added to your Dashboard as a brand new project with all the template pages included in that project. From there you can customize your template as much or as little as you want.
Pro tip: If you need to access your template’s original, unedited design in the future, you can do so via the project's backups. However, keep in mind this does reset everything to the backup you select.
If you’ve previously used Wordpress, you may be familiar with its use of themes to help style designs. Wordpress themes can be applied to content and data that’s already present in a Wordpress design.
Webflow’s templates behave differently than Wordpress themes. The design and layout of a Webflow template will not automatically replace the design and layout of an existing website or project in your account. Templates come as-is and may require customization.
If your template-based project doesn't have a CMS or Business site plan, you may need to add or upgrade your site plan to import a CSV with more than 50 Collection items. Check Collection item limits for each hosting plan.
If you are on a free Webflow Starter account plan, and if your template-based project does not have a Site plan added to it, the project will be limited to 2 pages only. You can still access and edit all the pages included in the paid template (unless you have deleted them). However, you will not be able to duplicate a page or add a new page to the template-based project without first upgrading your account plan, adding a site plan to the project, or deleting all pages in the template until the total page count is brought down to under 2 pages.
Even if you’re not ready to add a site plan to your template-based project, you can still customize the existing pages in the template.
If you see a page limit error after adding a site plan to your template-based project, or if you have any additional questions about page limits, please contact us so our support team can help further.
If you are new to Webflow, templates that use lots of interactions, custom menus and popup modals might be challenging to edit at first. However, if you need support for your template, you can reach out to the template designer for help (and many template designers include help documentation within their templates).
To get support from the template designer:
All paid templates come with a single use license, which means you can use your purchased template for one project.
If you want to use your purchased template for a different client or project, you will need to purchase another license (by purchasing the template again).
You can do this by duplicating your template:
All templates can be customized (you can add, alter, or remove text, images, graphics, layout, design, etc.) to fit your project's needs.
You can preview a template in the Designer before committing to its purchase. We highly recommend doing this so you can ensure the template fits your design needs.
Webflow has many free templates that can get you started, ranging from one-page sites to complex multi-page business websites. Search our free templates.
To choose a Free template:
You can also purchase premium paid templates to use for only one person, business, or project.
To select and purchase a premium template:
Note: You can find template purchase invoices within the Purchases tab of your account.
If you have a template promo code, you can apply the promo code to your template purchase when you confirm your selection:
Your Team may also benefit from using templates.
To add purchased templates to your Team’s Dashboard:
If you enjoy creating templates, you can apply to sell your template designs in the Webflow Template marketplace. Before you begin template submission, be sure to check out our Template Submission Guidelines.
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