Since I use the Thesis theme on my site and many of my clients use it, I’m always looking for resources that can make my time more efficient. I stumbled across Thesis Import/Export plugin. It appears that 3 Dog Media has solved one of the major problems that Thesis designers are having. The plugin has already made my life easier in the short period of time.
With the release of Thesis 1.6, it made it more challenging to develop a client test site and then duplicate it on the live domain. The old process meant that you would have to go through all of your Thesis settings and duplicate them on the new site. The new process means that if you use the Thesis Import/Export plugin, you can save yourself time and a headache.
“So once you have completed a skin design, or custom layout for a client, you can just export the data files and then bundle them with the plugin. Once the skin is installed, the user simply uploads the bundled data files and all the original settings, hooks, etc. will be imported.
The only words of caution you will need with this plugin has to do with the restore functions. If you click on those links before you have saved a backup, all your settings will be lost!” – 3 Dog Media
It’s just that simple. I look forward to using this plugin much more.