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Widget Settings Importer/Exporter

Allows you to export and import widgets settings.

16 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
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5 stars
Отличный плагин
By , for WP 3.9

Экономит кучу времени! Спасибо! Странно, что разработчики не могут сделать так, чтобы виджеты не слетали при переносе...

5 stars
Just Works. Perfect!
By , for WP 3.8.1

It exports the widgets from your sandbox / development environment. It imports the widgets to your production environment.

Sweet and simple. It just works.

PS: If there could be an option somewhere to drop all existing widgets before import, then this would be a lot awesome!

5 stars
Works Great
By , for WP 3.8.1

I've used this plugin pretty heavily and it's been solid.

As a developer I particularly like that the exported JSON file is pretty easy to tweak (if for example you renamed a sidebar widget area). I also like that after uploading the file you're prompted to select which widgets you want to import. The other Widget Importer & Exporter plugin I used lacked that control.

5 stars
Must have plugin
By , for WP 3.8

I cannot say enough good things about this plugin. When I am launching a site I have a set of rituals I go through, and using this plugin has become one of them.

Widgets are, in my opinion, the weakest part of native WordPress. Whereas every other data type can be easily backed up, widgets are volatile and hard to transfer. The fact that the string length determines whether a widget "makes it" or not in a transfer is completely ridiculous.... when going from a sandbox server to a production server with a different URL, a "search and replace all" of the .SQL dump loses the widgets — they disappear into thin air. Very bad, short-sighted database architecture on WordPress' part in my opinion.

There have been elaborate workarounds to this problem with various PHP scripts but none of them are as efficient as exporting and importing widgets using this plugin. Great job team, and keep up the great work.

5 stars
Does The Job
By , for WP 3.8

Widget works great, just as described. Be mindful that this plugin does not create widget areas, they new and old site must match. So, any additional widgets not present in your new site that you would like to transfer from the old site must be created first.

5 stars
You made my day ;D
By ,

This is an very useful plugin for migrating your Widgets!!!

5 stars
Saved me so much time
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin saved me mounds of time, thanks for such a great contribution to the wp community

5 stars
Perfect for what I need!
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin works great for what I need!

Keep up the good work!

5 stars
Comes in Handy
By , for WP 3.5.2

It's good to have a plugin like this around when instructing users how to set up new themes using the import export technique.

5 stars
Error RESOLVED
By ,

If your receiving an the following error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /home/pilogicc/public_html/fem/site1/wp-content/plugins/widget-settings-importexport/widget-data.php on line 49

Please update your PHP, I change the version to 5.4 under my Bluehost PHP Configuration and re-attempted to install and activated and it works fine.

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