Thesis 2.0 has introduced an all new Backup and Restore Manager. This new skin manager system is just awesome!
When you select the Manage button at the top of Thesis 2.0’s user-interface you will be take to a one of the most important pages during your development phase.
Introducing the Thesis 2.0 Backup & Restore Manager
This new Backup & Restore manager let’s you do a number of things.
Backup your Skin
At the click of a button you can instantly backup your whole skin, so if you make a mistake, or delete something you didn’t mean too in the HTML editor you can restore it in seconds.
This thing is fast, and I mean fast.
I backed up my site by selecting the Create New Backup button .
I then went and trashed my test site. Placing all my confidence in this backup system.
Restore your Skin
Having placed all my confidence in this Backup manager, it was time to see if it delivers. So I selected the Restore Button for my backup.
Hit the restore button, it seemed like nothing happened, checked my site and she was as good as new. Back to where I wanted it. It seemed like nothing happened because it all happened so fast.
So to answer the question, did it deliver?
Of course it did 😉
But that’s not all
Not only can you backup your skin, you can export it to another site.
Just hit the Export button
and then a box like this will appear.
Here you can select exactly which parts of your skin you want to export. So perhaps you just want the template layout, or the packages and variables, boxes. You decide, once again Thesis 2.0 gives us a choice.
Select your options and hit the Export Skin, simple.
Once you have your Export, you can upload it to as many sites as you want, as long as their Thesis 2.0 of course.
To import the skin just hit the import button
a simple pop up will appear and you just located the file on your computer.
Once you have found your file just hit the Import Data and let Thesis 2.0 do the rest.
If that wasn’t enough for you, and you really wanted to start again.
Just hit the Restore Defaults Button.
This is just one more reason why I use Thesis 2.0 this feature will save me soo much time when developing sites. All I have to do is back them up as I’m bound to bump in to someone else who is looking for a similar layout that Ive likely built already.
Just think of the possibilities with this 😉
Don’t have Thesis check it out here