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Widget Importer & Exporter

Import and export your widgets.

24 reviews
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I'm Angry I didn't find this plugin before today
By , for WP 3.9.1

Massively HUGE timesaver. Steven kills it yet again. Only issue is letting more people know his tools exist. Between this plugin and his Church Theme Content plugin he is starting to rival the GOAT, aka Pippin Williamson, for helpful plugins in my book.

5 stars
Excellent Timesaver
By ,

I wanted to clone a big site but the cloning tool run into a timeout. So I had to install the new site manually and although it was no problem to copy the content, all widgets and their configuration were gone. On this site the main page as well as the main menu consisted of widgets. So being able to save the widgets from the original site and import it without problems into the new one was a massive timesaver.
Excellent tool!

5 stars
Exactly what I needed
By , for WP 3.9.1

Thank you for this great tool! I needed to pull the widgets from one site and include them into another. -Favorited

5 stars
Perfect
By , for WP 3.9.1

Works perfectly. Thank you!

5 stars
Does one thing and does it well
By , for WP 3.9.1

I don't know how I wasn't aware of this plugin earlier but accidently stumbled upon it yesterday.

I build child themes for the Genesis framwework and use Multisite to showcase the demos. Manually configuring widgets for each demo site is (er, was) a major pain in the you-know-what.

With this plugin you simply create a export file, download it to your desktop and then import it into your new site. Done.

Awesome work guys!

5 stars
Love It!
By , for WP 3.9.1

It saves me a lot of time.

5 stars
Massive time saver
By ,

Thank you for a great plugin!

5 stars
Works like a charm
By , for WP 3.8.2

The plugin integrates perfectly into the default WordPress UI at Tools > (plugin name). Import and export are both quick and flawless (tested in debug mode).

If a widget (tag cloud in my case) already exists in a local widget area, the plugin does not import another widget of the same type into the same widget area. This behavior seems logical as it would be rather annoying to have multiple widgets of the same type in one and the same widget area after import. Instead you can just edit the settings of your local widget, or remove them before running the import. The import summary page highlights widgets that have been omitted during import.

I was wondering/guessing why the plugin generates JSON files with a custom file suffix (.wie) and was glad I found the answer in a comment by the author. Again, the explanation sounds very well thought through. I’d suggest for the author to include that info in the plugin description in order for more tech savvy users to feel at ease with the “proprietary touch”. ;)

I would recommend the plugin to clients as being reliably functional, easy to use and well looked after. Thanks!

5 stars
Thanks
By , for WP 3.8.1

Transfer widgets from one site to another, import and export, can quickly become a headache if you are not experts in MySql language.

Widget Import & Export simplifies and secures this step. All owners of WordPress sites should enable at least once on their site and save the file. Wie generated by the plugin.

Congratulations and thank you for this plugin

5 stars
Nice Plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works very well, thank you!

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