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Genesis Extra Settings Transporter

Adds support for exporting settings of various Genesis Framework specific plugins & Child Themes via the Genesis Exporter feature.

Backup or Transfer Settings

Finally, not only do backups or transfers of Genesis core settings but also hook in official & third-party plugins plus some child themes. Especially useful for developers to speed up their work!

A great helper tool for Genesis child themes plus Genesis-specific plugins with their own extra settings!

Features, Advantages & Benefits

  • Currently 24 different plugins are supported. (These being official ones plus third-party community plugins.)
  • Currently 58 different child themes with extra settings are supported. (These being all third-party child themes sold or downloadable via "StudioPress Community Marketplace" or elsewhere.)
  • Settings export for the first time possible for a lot of these plugins and/ or child themes!
  • Combined settings .JSON file, speeds up development especially!
  • Seperate plugin settings .JSON files could be useful for testing purposes for developers etc.
  • New plugins and child themes may be added, that support the Genesis Settings Field/ API!
  • Also, plugins and child themes that natively hook in to the Genesis Exporter themselves may be removed from support here (to avoid doubled items!).
  • Fully internationalized plugin, fully transalateable.
  • This plugin just leverages the AWESOMENESS of Genesis Framework and WordPress! Therefore it's a really simple, lightweight, flexible plugin.

See the FAQ here for a full list of supported plugins & child themes...

Useful for:

  • Users who want to backup their settings - in a combined way, or seperate for supported plugins and/ or themes.
  • Developers and/ or agencies who want to speed up their development times and just use pure Genesis awesomeness :).

Typical Workflow Example

Transfer settings from a development install to the live/ production install.

1) Prerequisites/ Requirements:

  • On BOTH sites/ installations you have installed & activated for example the (great) "Curtail" child theme, plus the following plugins: Genesis Layout Extras, Genesis Responsive Slider, Genesis Simple Hooks, Genesis Simple Sidebars.
  • On BOTH sites/ installations you have installed & activated this plugin, "Genesis Extra Settings Transporter".
  • It's recommended to have THE VERY SAME VERSIONS installed on the original site and also the receiving site. Reason: sometimes settings differ between plugin or child theme versions. So with making sure you have the same versions installed you just ensure the correct settings are included within the export file.

2) Transfer:

  • On the development install: Just make an Export file via "Genesis > Import/Export" admin page:
  • In the "Export" section there enable all checkboxes you need.
  • Save the .JSON file to your computer.
  • On the live/ production site, just import this .JSON file and you're done! ;-)

Please note: This plugin requires the Genesis Theme Framework.


A plugin from deckerweb.de and GenesisThemes


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Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 700+


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