No frills. Just does it's job. It saved me quite a bit of extra work when moving a bunch of widgets from one site to another.
Works perfectly even with Jetpack widget visibility enabled.
Useful and well coded. Recommended!
Экономит кучу времени! Спасибо! Странно, что разработчики не могут сделать так, чтобы виджеты не слетали при переносе...
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is an very useful plugin for migrating your Widgets!!!
This plugin saved me mounds of time, thanks for such a great contribution to the wp community
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