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Widget Settings Importer/Exporter

Allows you to export and import widgets settings.

21 reviews
Average Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
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it works but
By ,

it works for my first and second attempts. For the next attempt onward, the error occurs. I used gavick themes, might be this is the one that cause the conflict. Importing the setting of widget is successful. But, the widget that is being import cannot open to change it setting.

Just worked perfectly!
By , for WP 4.4.2

That was a great experience, simply works perfectly. The plugin saved me a lot of extra work. A+

Simple but useful
By , for WP 4.1.1

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.

Saves time
By , for WP 4.1

Works perfectly even with Jetpack widget visibility enabled.

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.0.1

Useful and well coded. Recommended!

Отличный плагин
By , for WP 3.9

Экономит кучу времени! Спасибо! Странно, что разработчики не могут сделать так, чтобы виджеты не слетали при переносе...

Just Works. Perfect!
By , for WP 3.8.1

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!

Works Great
By , for WP 3.8.1

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.

Must have plugin
By , for WP 3.8

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.

Does The Job
By , for WP 3.8

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.

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