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Tips and Tricks to Import/Export WordPress Theme Customizer Settings?

Want to export or import WordPress theme customizer settings? By doing this, you can use the same settings on other WordPress site. Here, we will teach how to easily export or import theme customizer settings on WordPress.

Why Export/Import WordPress Theme Customizer Settings?

Most of the themes will let you start up your website with theme customizer. By doing this, you can change header images, colors, choose layout settings, and background images. Some of the free and paid themes have different settings out there in customizer when others just have a few common options.

If you are going to work on customizing theme on staging site or local server, it would be great to move such settings to the live website. It will let you to move settings of theme customizer from one site to another without moving database and content. Let’s have a look at how to effortlessly export or import WordPress theme customizer settings.

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How to Export or Import WordPress Theme Customizer Settings?

First of all, you have to activate and install the plugin named “Customize Export/Import” on websites where you can import or export. You may also like our post on how to limit access to WordPress by user role.

Let’s start with exporting the theme customizer settings.

You just have to visit “Theme > Customize” page on the site you would like to export from. Now, the plugin will export your settings and send to the browser in .dat file. It is able to export all the theme options stored as options or defined as mods in database. This way, you can export things like layout directions, color settings, and header media, etc.

However, it is not going to export your site title, navigation menus, widgets, and description. Go to WordPress site where you can import such settings to import customizer settings.

You should visit “Appearance > Customize” and click “Export/Import”. Now you should click on “Choose File” button and choose the file that has been exported earlier. You have to check “Download and Import Image Files” box to import image files and header.

Next up, you need to click “Import” button to upload. The customizer settings will be imported from the export file.

Once done, you can review changes in customizer and click “Save & Publish” to make changes to take effect. Only theme settings are exported by the plugin that are saved with theme customizer without site data like widgets, menus, and images. You will need to setup such changes manually.

We hope you’ve liked this article and found the easier way to export or import theme customizer settings on WordPress. You may also like to see the list of best RTL themes you would need for WordPress.

 

 

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