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Additional Layout Templates can be added to your site just like modules and themes.

Backdrop comes with ten responsive layout templates out of the box, but if your site requires something more you can easily install additional third-party layout templates.

  1. Download a layout template (or a whole suite of them!). You can find layout templates for Backdrop CMS on our website or on GitHub.
  2. Extract the files. When you first get the layout, it will appear in a compressed file format such as 'tar.gz'. On Windows, use a program like 7-Zip to extract it. On the Mac, you can use the built-in extractor. To extract the file using the Unix command line:
    tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
    You should see a list of files extracted into a folder.
  3. Upload the folder. FTP/Copy/SCP/Git pull this extracted folder into the layouts directory in your site root.
  4. Additional Layout Templates should be visible on the page at Administer > Structure > Layouts > Templates