How To: Rewind Themes
Written by Kaleigh Harley
Updated over a week ago
Rewind can automatically backup and rewind your store's Stencil Theme(s).
***Please note that BigCommerce does not provide the necessary API needed to access and backup Blueprint Templates/Themes. As such, Rewind cannot backup and/or rewind Blueprint Themes.***
If an existing customer, you will need to provide authorization for Rewind to have the ability to view and modify your themes if you've not already done so. You need to do this to enable theme backups. We need permission to view Themes in order to back them up, as well as permission to modify them in order to rewind them.
This can be done directly by opening up your Rewind app plugin from the Admin section of your dashboard, or by visiting our app listing and then clicking "Update". Simply authorize permission by clicking "Confirm", and Rewind will then be able to start backing up your Themes.
At this time, store owners can only view their backed up Themes from within their Rewind Vault. We are currently working on incorporating its rewind feature, and intend to implement it for our customers in the near future.
*In the meantime, if you need to rewind your Themes - individually, multiple, or all at once (in bulk) - please contact us directly at email@example.com, as we can perform this task from our end, at your request.
To view your backed up Themes from your Rewind Vault, complete the following steps:
1. You can locate the Theme you're looking for either by searching it (by name, SKU, key words, etc.) in the Search bar, or by filtering the results by selecting Theme.
As you'll see, the Theme filter tag will now be highlighted and move to the front of the filter tag list. The results will now only display your Themes. You can choose to further narrow down the search further by using the Search bar, if desired.
3. To expand on the details of that Theme, click on the '+' sign.
4. By default, you will now be able to view that Theme's name, whether or not it's currently Private within the store, and whether or not it's currently Active. You will also be able to see what time they were either added, updated, restored, or removed to/from the shop and Rewind Vault.
To view the actual backed up versions of that Theme, click on 'View Versions'.
5. Here, you will see the current/active version of the Theme on the left-hand side of the page, which can then be compared side-by-side to whichever version of the Theme you select.
You can sort through and choose other saved versions of this Theme by going under Versions, on the right of the page.
If you need to know any other details about the Theme that is not currently shown in the UI, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you this additional information.
How often will my Themes be backed up?
On all plans, we will automatically backup Theme changes each night during your store's daily automated backup at 12am local time.
For those on our $15/month Growth Flex plan and higher, changes to Themes can also be saved during a manual store backup.
Themes cannot be saved in real-time.