What are Blueprints?

Updated on September 14th, 2020

Flywheel’s Blueprints allow you to save time by whipping up WordPress sites more quickly! When you create a Blueprint of an existing site, your theme and plugins will be saved as a template you can use for building out future projects. When you create a new site, you’ll have the option of starting from one of your existing Blueprints.

What would I use Blueprints for?

Blueprints offers designers, developers, and agencies another way to improve their workflow. Does your team use a standard set of themes and plugins at the beginning of each project? Blueprints allow you to save that configuration for future use to eliminate the initial set up time when starting new client sites. Some agencies also use Blueprints for different types of sites they typically build. Use our Blueprints features to create your “WooCommerce” Blueprint, your “Small Business” Blueprint, or maybe your “Coming Soon” Blueprint.

If your agency or company offers clients a turnkey solution for their new website, Blueprints is a great way to cut down on the time needed to take your new client live. For each design or configuration option you provide, create a Blueprint to store for future use. When a client selects their next starting theme, simply select that Blueprint to spin up your next site on. Your configuration and set up time is fully removed so you can focus on the customizations your client requested.

Getting started with Blueprints

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