Import and export your widgets.
Love the simplicity of this plugin, not just user but also developer friendly. Going to recommend it to all of my theme buyers.
Producing a group of websites for some local businesses that are identical in site structure and format. This plugin allowed me to quickly setup the widgets I wanted and reproduce that setup quickly on the other three sites.
Works great - does not remove/overwrite widget upon import, which is fine, but import of widget/location/setting is great!
I've used this plugin only a few times as an alternative to Widget Settings Importer/Exporter but I've gone back to the other plugin.
This plugin works as promised but just bulk imports ALL widget settings. Widget Settings Importer/Exporter lets you choose which widgets/widget areas it imports after uploading the JSON file.
Further, it's trivial, but this exports a JSON file but names it with a .wie extension. One of the nice things about it being a JSON file is it's easy to edit if you've done something like renamed a sidebar widget area between importing/exporting. (again, both can be edited, it just seems silly to give it a non-standard file type).
In summary. This is a good plugin, it works at bulk importing exporting ALL widgets and settings in one button push. The other plugin just has more control which as a developer I much prefer.
when will WP have this ability in core? Thanks for saving my arse.
This plugin quickly exports the widgets and just as quickly imports them. It imported all the widgets for a Genesis child theme home page (lots of widgets!) flawlessly.
I highly recommend this plugin.
This plugin should be a FEATURE in the core of WordPress!!!!
Exported and imported my plugins just fine.
Been looking for a plugin like this for a while. Thank you for creating it :-)
Was looking for a way to get around this limitation I found myself in. I had created numerous custom sidebars using the WPMUDEV Custom sidebars plugin and when updating to a newer version of my site theme I had lost all the sidebars. Well not lost, they were actually marked as inactive widgets. It would take a very very very long time to manually drag all the widgets back into the custom sidebars I had created. After kicking off the new theme I simply ran the import and voila, all my custom widgets were back into their custom sidebars!
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