Return to: SmartSimian Creator
The home screen, accessible from your dashboard at Creator > Home, shows basic information about your SmartSimian plugins. You can see which extensions are installed, which components are being used, and options to export or import settings packages.
“Components” are different sections of SmartSimian. The base Creator plugin comes with four (Content, Fields, Taxonomies, and Connections), and the extension plugins all add their own. This box shows how many items have been created in each component, and a description of that component.
The status box tells you what SmartSimian plugins you are running, and their current version numbers.
In the tools box, you will find Export, Import, and Delete buttons.
Click the Export button to be taken to a page that lists all of your SmartSimian configurations — your content types, field groups, etc. You may uncheck or check certain items to exclude or include them in the export. Click “Generate Package” when finished and a package file will be downloaded that can be saved as a backup or uploaded to any other SmartSimian installation.
To import an existing package, upload the file here and click the Import button. You will be taken to a page that lists all configurations in this package. You may uncheck or check certain items to exclude or include them in the import. Click “Import Package” when finished, and the items selected will be imported.
An attempt to import an item with the same system name as an existing item on your site will be skipped. For example, if your site contains a content type called “book”, then a package containing a content type called “book” will not be able to import that content type.
Delete allows you to clear your site of all SmartSimian configurations and start fresh. Click on the Delete button to go to a verification page. If you’re sure, then click “Delete Everything, I’m Sure”.
Upon deletion, an export package containing all configurations that were just deleted will attempt to automatically download. This can be used to restore the configurations that were just deleted.