Blocks: Admin presets

Maintained by DigiDago Clément Prudhomme
Allow administrators to export the site settings to .xml presets, import and load other sites presets.
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  • Export system settings to XML preset files
  • Import presets files
  • Preset preview and partial load
  • Allows rollback of applied changes
  • Option to autoexclude the sensitive data when exporting settings (editable sensitive settings list)
  • Third parties plugins supported (as long as they use the standard admin_setting classes)

Note that:

  • A few admin settings expect a file to be selected from Moodle file manager. These settings as not exported.
  • The list of enabled/disabled plugins is not exported 



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  • Picture of David Monllaó
    Mon, 9 Sep 2013, 10:40 AM
    Hi Daniel,

    Sorry, but I'm not sure I can locate the problem with the provided info. Do you mean in the administration block in a 2.5 site with block_admin_presets installed? Below the header in any of the admin_presets actions? In
  • Picture of Randal Johnston
    Thu, 12 Sep 2013, 1:49 AM
    I am seeing the same problem as Daniel. I am using Moodle 2.5. I go to the Admin Presets block and choose Export Settings. It loads the Export Settings screen and under the Admin settins section at the bottom, it only shows a spinning loader. Any suggestions?
  • Picture of David Monllaó
    Thu, 12 Sep 2013, 8:52 PM
    Hi Randal,

    Thanks for the info. I cloned the last version from the repository and it worked without any problem. For what I have seen this last version uploaded here is outdated. I have just uploaded a new version from the last repository code (removing a couple of debugging messages in the meanwhile) so it should work ok.
  • Picture of Nick Phillips
    Thu, 10 Jul 2014, 10:07 AM
    Does this work with 2.6/2.7?
  • Picture of David Monllaó
    Thu, 10 Jul 2014, 11:22 AM
    Hi Nick,

    Sorry, it's been a long time since I pushed a change to this repo, according to what I see the last version was released for Moodle 2.5, I don't think that the admin settings classes changed significantly, but you would need to check it, in a couple of weeks I will have some time to update my contributed plugins.
  • Picture of Alí Quiroz Bruno
    Thu, 11 Feb 2016, 7:47 AM
    Estimado!! Como ejecuto esta extensión? lo tengo instalado en la version 2.7 de Moodle y no encuentro la manera de utilizarlo.
  • Picture of David Monllaó
    Thu, 11 Feb 2016, 9:09 AM
    Hi Alí,

    This is a block, you need to add it to a page, you could add it to your frontpage, more info in

    Es un plugin de tipo bloque, debes anadirlo a una de tus paginas, probablemente lo mas facil sea agregarlo al indice principal, mas info en
  • Picture of Matt Gleeson
    Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 9:49 AM
    Hi David, once installed (2.9.4) the block does not appear in the add-block list for any page that I can see so far
  • Picture of David Monllaó
    Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 10:35 AM
    Hi Matt,

    If it is correctly installed you should be able to add it to the frontpage ( same than 'Main menu' block.
  • Picture of Amanda Doughty
    Tue, 26 Apr 2016, 6:04 PM
    Does this work with 3.0?
  • Picture of David Monllaó
    Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 8:55 AM
    I haven't tried, you could try in a dev/test environment.
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016, 5:10 AM
    Hi David:
    Thank you for your wonderful admin plugin....I was wondering, will this also copy the settings of plugins / install plugins like your amazing Flavours plugin? Excited for both to be updated to 3.1....keep up the great work and this great tool to help admins deploy and expand Moodle!
  • Picture of David Monllaó
    Wed, 9 Nov 2016, 10:31 PM
    Hi Joseph, thanks for your kind words. Yes, it does copy the settings of your installed plugins, actually this plugin handles settings export/import much better than moodle flavours
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, 8 Dec 2016, 4:05 PM

    Thanks Clément Prudhomme for offering help with further maintenance of this plugin ( Please make sure to edit the plugin record so that the repository and bug tracker now link to your repository. Ideally David should transfer his current github repo over to you so that the existing issues there are kept for consistency.

  • DigiDago
    Thu, 8 Dec 2016, 4:47 PM
    Hi David,

    We regret it but this plugin needs always someone to adopt it. It seems we are too slow to respond when David Monllaó contact us, that's why David prefers to pass this plugin to someone else.

    Hope he can find somebody else.

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