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Export & Import Quiz / Survey

The Export & Import Addon allows you to export your quizzes and surveys from one website and import them into another website.


Once you have purchased the addon, you will have access to download the addon. To install, simply upload the addon as a normal WordPress plugin. To do so, go to the Plugins page and click Add New. Then, click Upload. From there, upload the zip file that you downloaded when downloading the addon.

Once the addon has uploaded, you should now have the plugin QSM – Export & Import listed in your list of plugins. Activate that plugin. Once activated, the addon will add a new tab in the Addon Settings labeled Export And Import.


QSM Import Export Addon
QSM Import Export Addon – Configuring the Addon

Before you can use the Import Export addon, we must first enter in the license key. Simply enter your license key from your account and then click “Save Changes”.

Exporting Quizzes/Surveys

Before Exporting the Quiz/Survey you first need to choose the File Format. Select anyone from the options like JSON Export or CSV Export depending upon your requirements.

JSON Export

To export a quiz or survey as JSON Export, choose which quiz or survey you need to export from the drop-down in the Export Quizzes/Surveys section. If you would like to export all of your quizzes and surveys, select “All Quizzes & Surveys” or select an individual Quiz/Survey name.  Afterward, click the “Export Quizzes/Surveys” button.

CSV Export

If you chose the Export File Format as CSV Export, then again you will have the option to Export All Quizzes & Surveys or choose an individual Quiz/Survey.

If you opt for an individual Quiz/Survey then you need to specify the Export Type by selecting the proper option from the drop-down menu. You will have the option to Export All Data (it consists of Questions, Answers, and their individual Settings) or Export Questions & Answers ( it consists of Questions and Answers only). After you’ve selected the required options go ahead and hit the Export Quizzes/Surveys button.

The plugin should prompt you to download your export file. On some browsers, the contents of the export may be shown in the tab instead of being downloaded. Simply right-click, and choose “Save As..” to download the export file as a .json file.

Importing Quizzes/Surveys

To import your quizzes and surveys, simply choose from the Existing Quizzes/Surveys for which you need to import the Questions and Answers from the Drop-Down menu.

Note: You cannot import Questions and Answers as CSV Export/JSON Export as a Quiz/Survey. You first need to select the Quiz/Survey from the drop-down before carrying out the import.

Again, make sure the Questions and Answers file which you are about to upload is in the CSV or JSON File Format only.

Next, you need to hit the Browse button to search for the file to upload from your computer, locate the file, and hit the Open button.

Then, click the “Upload Quizzes/Surveys” button. Depending on the amount of data in your file and your server, this process will normally take 3 to 5 seconds. The plugin will tell you that your quiz or survey has been imported.

You are now all finished moving quizzes and surveys from one site to another!

Note: If you receive an error uploading the file repeatedly, your site may not allow this file. In order to work around this, you have to add this to your wp-config.php file while working with the exports and imports:


For security purposes, please remove that after you are finished exporting and importing.

If you have any trouble implementing the Import and Export Addon or have more questions about the process, please fill out a support ticket by going to the WordPress dashboard and selecting ‘help’ in the QSM plugin and our support guru will be able to help you.

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