I've got Field Editor installed on a new site that I would like to copy/clone fields from an existing site I've built. In the Field Editor CP there's an option to import a field group with a file. This is fantastic, but I can't for the life of me find where to export a field group from an existing site.

The docs for field editor are rather sparse and not helpful in this case.

So is there a way to export field groups from one site to a file and then use field editor to import them into a new site?

New site EE 2.5.3 existing site EE 2.2.2 but scheduled for upgrade to 2.5.3 in the next day or two.

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You can export one field group at a time in Field Editor while in it's "homepage."

Field Editor Export

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    So I have to have field editor installed on both sites...
    – CreateSean
    Dec 3, 2012 at 19:38
  • Yes, EE core doesn't come with a custom field group/custom field import/export.
    – Natetronn
    Dec 3, 2012 at 19:40
  • I know what your next question is: "do I have to buy two copies of Field Editor?" and I'd say YES though, you'd have to ask the developer to verify that to be the case or not.
    – Natetronn
    Dec 3, 2012 at 19:43
  • Thanks Nate - will upgrade the old site and then export field group.
    – CreateSean
    Dec 3, 2012 at 19:49

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