Plugin to allow importing and exporting fields in Craft CMS
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Art Vandelay 2.0.0a

Art Vandelay allows you to import and export fields and section and tabs to and from a Craft site.

#What's in version 2?

This is the alpha release of version 2.

In version 2 we upgraded the interface so it is no longer a single page. There are now 3 types of export you can do:

  1. Export Field Groups - export an entire group of fields
  2. Export Section - note version 2 automatically exports the fields that belong to a section.
  3. Export a Tab - You can export a single entry Type tab, the fields that belong to that tab are also exported.

The import now has a couple of steps:

  1. Paste your export file into the textbox
  2. You are presented with a report page indicating what the import will do and potential issues. eg. if a field type has changed.
  3. For tab imports you can select which entry types you want to add the tab to


  1. Copy the artvandelay directory into your craft/plugins directory
  2. Browse to Settings > Plugins in the Craft CP
  3. Click on the Install button next to Art Vandelay


  • Navigate to your plugins in the admin interface and click the 'Art Vandelay' link on the left.
  • To import data, paste previously exported JSON into the text field and click Import.
  • To export data, select the field groups you would like to export fields from, the sections you would like to export, then hit Export. The exported data will appear in a text field for you to copy.

Command Line

Make sure you have your latest export stored at ./craft/config/schema.json.

Then just run to import...

php ./craft/app/etc/console/yiic artvandelay

For composer-managed projects, check out craft-console plugin for a CLI runner with composer support.


  • 2.0.0a
    • Redo interface, add tab exporting / importing
  • 1.0.3
    • Add CLI support @thoaionline
  • 1.0.2
    • Include fields in an exported matrix.
  • 1.0.1
    • Fix error when importing section translations.
  • 1.0.0
    • Initial release!


  • Allow importing and exporting for:
    • Assets
    • Globals
    • Categories
    • Tags
  • Improve the UI to allow file upload and download.