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Question Cannot Create Settlement Templates. Vortex Error: is not a valid plugin. EDIT: WSFM Creator website appears down.


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I'm new to exporting settlements using WSFW (2.0.17) and when I use the web tool ( to add an ESL or ESP to Vortex (1.4.16) I get the following error from Vortex when adding:

Error: "20211207-sanctuary-wsfwlayouts.esp" is not a valid plugin
at l.handleResponse (C:\Program Files\Black Tree Gaming Ltd\Vortex\resources\app.asar.unpacked\bundledPlugins\gamebryo-plugin-management\index.js:31:34813)
at C:\Program Files\Black Tree Gaming Ltd\Vortex\resources\app.asar.unpacked\bundledPlugins\gamebryo-plugin-management\index.js:31:33289
at Array.forEach (<anonymous>)
at Socket.<anonymous> (C:\Program Files\Black Tree Gaming Ltd\Vortex\resources\app.asar.unpacked\bundledPlugins\gamebryo-plugin-management\index.js:31:33273)
at Socket.emit (events.js:315:20)
at addChunk (_stream_readable.js:295:12)
at readableAddChunk (_stream_readable.js:271:9)
at Socket.Readable.push (_stream_readable.js:212:10)
at Pipe.onStreamRead (internal/stream_base_commons.js:186:23)
Here's the stuff I tried:
  • Manually adding the file to the /Data folder; Doesn't show in the WS
  • ESL or ESP
  • Both using and not using Vanilla and Scrap profiles
  • Clean Install (granted with mods)
  • 4 different vanilla settlements: Sanctuary, Red Rocket, The Castle, and Home Plate
I attached one of the log files I created testing it out. I'm sure its user error on my part. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

Thank you!

EDIT: WSFM Creator website appears down.


  • Sanctuary_Test-20211212-WSFWExport_Settlement_422430.0.7z
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LCdr Frog

Same here.
"Warning: strlen() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/simsettlements/public_html/tools/classes/ObjectBuilder_SettlementLayout.class.php on line 265

Warning: socket_recv(): unable to read from socket [4]: Interrupted system call in /home/simsettlements/public_html/tools/classes/ESXCreatorBase.class.php on line 47
There was a problem processing this file: No data received."