Export/Import WordPress configuration file

  1. jonathlee

    Create a WordPress Settings and Configuration file to enable user to save all the settings and configurations under 1 file so user can simply import or export the configuration to other blog if they need to.

    Configuration file could include:
    1. WP General Settings
    2. Front Page
    3. Posts Page
    4. Total Posts per page
    5. Sidebar configuration
    6. Post' custom field
    7. and etc

    This could be very useful for custom theme creator where the theme creator can creator a config file where user just need to import the config file, all the theme's configuration will be imported together without having the needs of the user to re-configure all the settings manually.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  2. keirj


    Import / export of core site configuration would be really good!!

    We have developed our own system for exporting widget / 'sidebar' settings --- this can be quite plugin / theme specific, so not sure if this would be a good core function.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  3. Pancho Perez

    This could be fantastic, more for theme developers, when I´m coding a theme also had to intereact with wp configuration, also the theme options. Then when I move to a client server I had to do it all again, is not enough just copy the theme folder and plugins.
    On the menu export must be an options to "export full wordpress configuration including Theme options"

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  4. M Asif Rahman


    Its nice idea, but not sure if it could be a part of core. Its is possible as most setting is under admin option. Just a filtered backup of "wp_options" table will do. We could make a plugin after core's decission.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  5. Melbourne Cup Sweep


    Ah awesome feature that I've been waiting a long time for. Anybody with a blog network would agree how much a pain it is to configure wordpress over and over again after a fresh install on many domains. Just simple things like adding my Akismet API key used to get tedious very quickly.

    A backup of "wp_options" database table would be a great solution, filter out plugin options.

    Or make it possible to export what plugins you desire with their "wp_options" settings intact, as a batch zip file. Uploading plugins individually then configuring them can be very time consuming and like they say, time is money.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  6. chikuzz

    Nice idea, could it be a part of the wordpress core in the new version?
    I think it would be best if you make a plugin of it, that could be installed like the AKISMET.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  7. It won't make it into 3.3, but this is on the table being discussed for a future version.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  8. BostonCab

    I would settle for being able to export the plugin settings and import them into another WP database. If anyone has an easy way to do that I would love to know.

    I have 4 WP sites I am putting up right now that all have the same plugin settings. It would be much easier to do it once and copypasta instead of doing it manually 4 times.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  9. bloggertools

    This would also save a lot of time setting up new wordpress blogs.

    Personal preferences are among one of the first things I configure on a fresh installation:

    - screen options in dashboard
    - Profile settings; visual editor, admin bar, color scheme, nickname
    - general settings
    - reading / writing / discussion options
    - update services
    - Media options
    - Permalink structure

    If I could simply load these settings with an import file, that would be great.
    Would love to see this feature in a future release!

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  10. adnanmn

    Nice idea, can one thing be included?

    - Import/Export all the plugin configurations as well.

    Is it possible? or is it already in your 7. and etc?

    Posted: 9 years ago #

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    Good idea! We're working on it