Exporting custom settings including plugins (optional)

  • I want to use this feature to migrate notepad++,
    or I need to spend much time to adjust settings.

  • If you have a normal installation (Menu: ? > Debug Info says “Local Conf mode : OFF”), then your settings and personalizations for Notepad++ and its plugins are stored in %AppData%\Notepad++\.¹ If you copy that directory hierarchy to your new machine (I assume that’s what you mean by “migrate”), then the settings should all move.

    If you have a portable installation (Menu: ? > Debug Info says “Local Conf mode : ON”), then your settings and personalizations for Notepad++ and its plugins are stored in the same directory as the executable (Menu: ? > Debug Info, “Path : …”), and you can just copy that whole install-directory to the new machine, settings, executable, and all.


    ¹ If the %-notation confuses you, see https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/15740/faq-desk-what-is-appdata for more details

  • Hello, @PeterJones,

    Again, your reply to @yi-ting-ye could become a useful FAQ Desk post :-))



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    1. You need to go to Themes » Customize page on the website you want to export from.
    2. Next, you need to click on the ‘Export/Import’ panel to view its settings and then click on the ‘Export’ button.
      3.The plugin will now export your customizer settings and send them to your browser in a .dat file.

    It can export all your theme options that are defined as theme mods or stored as options in WordPress database. This means you can export things like color settings, layout directions, header media, etc.

    However, it will not export your navigation menus, site title and description, widgets, and more.

    To import customizer settings, head over to the WordPress site where you want to import these settings.

    You need to go to Appearance » Customize page and click on the Export/Import panel.

    After that you need to click on the ‘Choose file’ button to select the file you exported earlier. You also need to check the box next to ‘Download and import image files?’ option to import header and other image files.
    4.Next, click on the ‘Import’ button to start uploading.

    The plugin will now import the customizer settings from your export file.

    Once it is finished, you can review your changes in the customizer and then click on the ‘Save & Publish’ button to make those changes live.

    The plugin only exports theme settings saved using theme customizer and does not export site data like menus, widgets, images, and more. You will have to manually setup those changes.

    We hope this article help you find an easier way to import/export theme customizer settings in WordPress. You may also want to see our checklist of things you must do when changing WordPress themes.
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