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Widget Settings Importer/Exporter

Allows you to export and import widgets settings.

Gives the user the ability to export the current widget settings and states as a json file. You can then import those settings on a different server or installation of WordPress so you have the same widgets within the same sidebars as the export. The import will not overwrite any data currently within the sidebars, but instead will increment the widgets and add a new instance of the widget instead.

** Please note that the plugin currently does not import anything if that particular sidebar is unavailable during the import.

*** This plugin requires at least PHP 5.2.0

Please refer to full documentation at

Author Voce Communications - Kevin Langley, Sean McCafferty, Mark Parolisi
Contributors kevinlangleyjr, smccafferty, markparolisi, voceplatforms
Tags export, import, widget
  1. widget-settings-importexport screenshot 1

    Choose which widgets to export

  2. widget-settings-importexport screenshot 2

    Upload JSON export file

Please refer to full installation instructions at

Please refer to full changelog at

If you have any issues with this plugin, please log them at the Github repo for this plugin. This is done to centralize our issues and make sure nothing goes unnoticed.

The URL to log an issue is

See Frequently Asked Questions here:

Version 1.5.3

Requires WordPress version: 2.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 01 Feb 2017

Date Added: 01 Dec 2011


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