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Support #5753

merging blogs and groups

Added by Marilyn Weber about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

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Resolved
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WordPress (misc)
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2016-06-28
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Boone - Matt asked to forward this question to you:

"Hi! There's an OER blog and an open access one that we think it makes sense to merge: https://openaccess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ and https://oercuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.

1. Both have groups attached. Would it be possible to merge the associated groups into one group? Or to map a new blog to these existing groups?

2. In terms of merging blog content, what do you think is the easiest way? Exporting/importing both blogs into the new blog using native WordPress functionality? Is there a better method?"

LMK if I can help further.

Thanks!

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback
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1. Both have groups attached. Would it be possible to merge the associated groups into one group? Or to map a new blog to these existing groups?

Group-blog relationships are one-to-one. There's no easy way to work around this for the time being. Depending on what's meant by "merging" the groups, I can help. I can definitely move members. Moving activity, forums, files, docs, other content is more complicated. At a glance, it appears that http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/oapn/ is more sparsely populated than http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/cuny-open-education-resources-oer/forum/, so it probably makes sense to merge the former into the latter. I should be able to move all the content over. If this is how you want to do it, let me know.

2. In terms of merging blog content, what do you think is the easiest way? Exporting/importing both blogs into the new blog using native WordPress functionality? Is there a better method?"

Export/import via WP's native tools is probably best. Those tools should be able to do things like reconcile tags and categories between the two sites. I suggest manually adding authors from the site-to-be-imported to the target site before doing the merge, so that the author mapping for the imported posts works properly.

Let me know how you want to proceed - merging one site into another, or starting a new one altogether - and how much of the process you would like me to handle.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold about 5 years ago

Marilyn, please put this member in touch with me; we should create a Redmine account for the member so that that person can comment on this ticket

#3 Updated by Matt Gold about 5 years ago

Hi All,

I've just added Steven Ovadia, who asked about this issue, tot his ticket. Steven, please respond to Boone here. thanks!

#4 Updated by Steven Ovadia about 5 years ago

Thanks! Let me check-in with the group and see how we want to proceed with the groups.

#5 Updated by Steven Ovadia about 5 years ago

Sorry for the delay! We realized we had some outstanding issues to resolve first. Here is what we need help with:

1. We merged both blogs into a new blog ourselves. I manually handled the admins, editors, and authors but there are too many subscribers. Is it possible for you to move the 50 subscribers from http://oercuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ and the 52 from https://openaccess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ to https://openatcuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

2. Could the group members of https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/cuny-open-education-resources-oer/ be moved to https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/openatcuny/. It would be great if the forum posts could be moved, too.
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3. Is it possible for you to put 301 redirects on http://oercuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ and https://openaccess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ to https://openatcuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ ? A wildcard that sends any traffic from those two sites to the new site is fine. I tried doing it via plugin and it didn't seem to be working.

Thanks again for your help!

-Steve

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges about 5 years ago

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the additional info. Here's what I've done:

1. Subscribers have been moved from http://oercuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ and http://openacess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ to http://openatcuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
2. Group members have been moved from https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/cuny-open-education-resources-oer/ to https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/openatcuny
3. Forum topics have been moved from https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/cuny-open-education-resources-oer/ to https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/openatcuny
4. Blanket 301 redirects have been set up from http://oercuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ and http://openaccess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ to http://openatcuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

I have not removed or deactivated any of the old stuff. Old subscribers and group members still exist. If you don't want these items around anymore, I suggest backing all necessary content and then deleting/deactivating the blogs/group.

Let me know if this looks good to you, and we can close the ticket out. Thanks!

#7 Updated by Steven Ovadia about 5 years ago

Thanks so much for your help! We're all set!

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved

Great, thanks!

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