Customizer Export/Import

Description

Customizer Export/Import

The Customizer Export/Import plugin allows you to export or import your WordPress customizer settings from directly within the customizer interface! If your theme makes use of the WordPress customizer for its settings, this plugin is for you!

Please visit our blog for more info on the Customizer Export/Import plugin.

New! Export Options

The Customizer Export/Import plugin previously only exported options saved as theme mods using the get_theme_mods function, but that is no more! The Customizer Export/Import plugin now exports settings saved as options as well!

How It Works

Exporting customizer settings is easy. Click the export button from within the customizer and a file will automatically begin downloading with your settings. Export files are named after your theme and can only be used to import settings for the theme or child theme that they came from. Export files contain a serialized dump of mods retrieved using the get_theme_mods function or customizer settings saved as options.

Importing customizer settings is just as easy. Choose the export file you would like to import, select whether you would like to download and import images (similar to importing posts), and finally, click the import button. Once your settings have been imported the page will refresh and your new design will be displayed.

Exporting Custom Options

Developers can also have arbitrary options that aren’t part of the customizer exported by using the cei_export_option_keys filter. Those options can be exported and imported by adding your option key to the array of options that will be exported as shown below.

function my_export_option_keys( $keys ) {
    $keys[] = 'my_option_key';
    $keys[] = 'another_option_key';
    return $keys;
}

add_filter( 'cei_export_option_keys', 'my_export_option_keys' );

Known Issues

This plugin currently only works for active themes, not themes that are being previewed with either the Theme Test Drive plugin or the new customizer theme preview.

Contribute!

We’d love to hear your feedback as to how we could improve the Customizer Export/Import plugin, or better yet, see theme developers actively contribute! Don’t hesitate to let us know if you’re interested in contributing as we would gladly have others on board.

The Customizer Export/Import plugin is brought to you by the fine folks at Beaver Builder.

Screenshots

  • The export/import customizer section.

Installation

  1. Install the Customizer Export/Import plugin either via the WordPress plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server at wp-content/plugins.

  2. After activating, the export/import functionality will be available as a separate section within the WordPress customizer.

FAQ

Please visit our blog for more info on the Customizer Export/Import plugin.

Reviews

Disambor 4, 2020
This is such a time saver and beautifully simple. If ever you realise you should have installed a child theme (or need to temporarily or otherwise change back), after spending ages customising fonts and layouts, this works perfectly every time. I have used it with various themes and with Elementor and Elementor Pro installed and it's fine. Just hit the export button, save the file, change to the child theme and hit the import button to find the file on your computer and upload the file. Hey presto! Your site looks exactly the same and you can check everything before hitting publish. Thanks guys!
Disambor 3, 2020
This is a wonderfully helpful plugin. I recently switched themes on a large ecommerce site, and was able to do the job within a few hours (late at night!) thanks to this plugin. It can be deleted after use.
Disambor 2, 2020
This is a great plugin and great effort by the developers. Just would like to bring to their attention a particular issue i had. I was using a theme on wp installed on my laptop (localhost) and through customizer i setup the header styles, colors, logo files etc. However when i migrated the site online and tried to use this plugin to import the theme customizer settings (exported from localhost), it didnt change the logo file paths from local to online server. Hence the theme broke online. Would be great if file paths are also updated when doing an import of the .dat file. Thanks.
Oktubor 27, 2020
Hi. Thanks, I used it a few times, it is very useful in certain situations. Haven't had any problems so far. Regards.
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Contributors & Developers

“Customizer Export/Import” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

Version 0.1

  • Initial release.

Version 0.2

  • Added cei_export_option_keys filter for exporting custom options.

Version 0.3

  • Customizer settings saved as options are now exported and imported.

Version 0.5

  • Fixed an issue with uploads in WordPress 4.7.1.

Version 0.6

  • Trying another fix for the issue with uploads in WordPress 4.7.1.

Version 0.7

  • Added support for exporting and importing custom CSS.

Version 0.8

  • Added support for option data that has an empty value.

Version 0.9

  • Allow options with widget or sidebar in their key to be exported.

Version 0.9.1

  • Fixed issue with slashes in plugin asset urls and S3. Props Huskynarr.