The changes in version 5.1.3 were to prevent settings files from potentially being indexed by search engines if the user does not finish importing the settings (which deletes the import file).
We also tried to clean up and improve the user experience by reducing the amount of options and steps needed to restore files/settings.
With the current version no files are uplaoded to the server, when a file is selected it is read by the browser and the file contents are then sent to the backend (So it’s the same functionality as the previous settings text box, but without the need to manually open the file then copy and paste the contents).
Thank you for explaining. However, I find that pasting variables from a txt file, and even editing them in the text box, is more convenient for importing settings where we want to import settings with a slightly different login URL.
The import file method now requires us to edit it in a txt file before we can import it, which increases the friction in importing the setting.
I hope to reconsider removing the text box import method.
I will make a note of this for our developers. However, I’m afraid that I cannot guarantee anything at this time.