Saves the current widget layout and allows the layout to be restored at a later date.
A plugin that adds "Add", "Save", "Restore" and "Delete" buttons to the Widgets configuration page with the following functionality:
Note that the behaviour has changed from version 1 - widget layouts are not automatically restored when themes are switched. Layout choice is now a manual step since it is possible to save multiple widget layouts for a given theme. Once a theme has been activated, use the "Layouts" drop-down to select a previously saved layout that matches the current theme.
The reset button has been removed as it was too easy to remove all widgets with one click.
This plugin is useful for trying different widget layouts, making it easy to revert back to a previous layout if the current layout is not working. It can also be useful when switching between themes. Different themes will offer different sidebar areas, and often there is not a direct mapping from one theme's sidebars to another. This plugin can be used to save a widget layout for each theme. When the themes are switched, the appropriate widget layout can then be restored saving the time it usually takes to drag each widget from an inactive sidebar into the correct sidebar.
A typical process would be as follows: