Is there an easy way for Importing/Exporting Fields?

I'm just working on a selection of Global fields that I'd like to be able to add for each client site. These would be things like Contact Details, Social Links, etc.

EDIT: I created FieldManager for this!


I always write migrations to do this.

Here's and example for changing the label of a field.

You could, of course, do whatever you want - modify fieldlayouts, add/modify/remove fields, etc.


Nowadays I use the Schematic Plugin to transfer all kinds of settings (fields, fieldlayouts, settings etc.) over different setups.

  • Do you have an option for Windows users? Schematic seems to only work on linux. – Tibor Szasz May 26 '16 at 13:28
  • Not at the moment, no. But if you can create an issue for it we will have a look. – Bob Olde Hampsink May 26 '16 at 13:29
  • False alarm, sorry :) It worked. – Tibor Szasz May 26 '16 at 13:38

Check out https://github.com/engram-design/FieldManager

I was looking for a way to duplicate a matrix field to make another variant. This works perfectly for cloning fields and seems to have Export/Import options with a good UI for selecting which field you want to export.


Currently, there isn't a native way to do this.

But it's been discussed many times before and it's still on our radar.

  • Hi Brad, any updates on this feature? – Christian P Mar 6 '15 at 15:11
  • Unfortunately, no. – Brad Bell Mar 6 '15 at 16:02
  • Is this still on the radar? is there an official request for this as I couldn't find one.... (I'm sure it must be there!) – j00lz Aug 22 '15 at 11:04
  • @BradBell I would appreciate an update on this topic! – Malte May 22 '20 at 19:31

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