Made a gazoollion customizations to your Canvas theme? Back up those settings with one click.
[box]Bonus: import settings from your designer or better yet, from a WOO Themes Canvas settings library. Oh wait, that doesn’t exist. Yet. Watch the video to see how easily a theme can be changed with the import of customized settings.[/box]
[box type=”alert”]If you came here looking for settings to try out on your Canvas theme, head over to the Canvas Kaapstad Child Theme post and download the settings there.[/box]
This is a feature I forgot about, but I was just reading through an excellent comparison of WordPress frameworks and I noticed all the way down at the bottom, barely noticeable, a little “Y” (for Yes) stuck out for WOO Themes Framework. It was for “Online storage of customizations/exported settings.”
So that might not mean much at first glance, but for someone who works in WOO Themes all the time and especially someone who moves sites around quite a bit, new servers, changing domains, switching hosts, and just plain trying to make sure things are always backed up, this little feature is huge.
[box type=”alert”]This is almost one of those James Bond buttons: the ejector seat under the gear shift knob. It’s that good. [/box]
But there’s something else about it that I find quite interesting. You could almost use this to create a child theme. Sure, you could add more functions to the functions.php file and go nuts in the custom.css file for styling, but if you’re just using the built-in functions of WOO Canvas, you could save an export of your settings as a file and then just import it when you’re setting up a new theme. Hmm, gets me thinking of all of the ways I can use Canvas–as a user but also as a developer and designer.