Bug #9335

clone site?

Added by Marilyn Weber 12 months ago. Updated 11 months ago.

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User Rafay writes:

"Im Rafay, and I work for Digital scholarship services at City College. I had two questions regarding Academic Commons.
The first being, is it possible to migrate a preexisting wordpress site ( to the academic commons?
Secondly, the theme used for our site (BusinessBuilder) is not available. How can we go about installing that?"

He's like it cloned as is, if possible.


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 12 months ago

  • Category name set to WordPress Themes
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges
  • Target version set to 1.12.10

Imports from external WordPress sites are generally self-service on the Commons. Here's some information:

I've added Scott as a watcher here because I think that this page could use a little bit of updating. A little more focus on the WordPress import process would be nice - the author-mapping and attachment portions of the import can be less than 100% clear for some users - along with some tips on migrating content not included in the WP export, such as theme settings. (Short version: themes will often provide their own import/export tools, but other settings may need manual migration.) We could also add a note to the effect that the Commons team may be able to help with more complex migrations.

As for the BusinessBuilder theme, can I get confirmation that is the theme that the user intends? If so, I can process the request in our normal way

#2 Updated by Marilyn Weber 12 months ago

Correct! Good grief, I'm the one who made the form - - and I forgot. Will do!

#3 Updated by Marilyn Weber 11 months ago

He has replied:

What's the name of the plugin/theme? *

In a few words, what does it do? *
Displays the site in a more aesthetically pleasing format.

Please provide a link to the plugin on the WordPress theme repository or ( plugin repository ( *

Please research the release history and popularity of the plugin. How many times has it been downloaded? When was it last updated? *
Last Updated : February 20, 2018
Active Downloads: 2,000+

How is the plugin/theme different from what's already provided on the Commons? *
Aesthetically we find it to be more pleasing due to its choice in displaying the menu bar underneath the header Image. But more importantly we have already completed a website using the theme and would like to migrate it.

Please let us know who you are (include a link to your site) and who will use this tool? *
I'm Rafay and I work for Digital Scholarship Services at CCNY. We are currently embarking on an OER Initiative and we would like to host future course websites on academic commons. A course site we have made
A link to learn more about us

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges 11 months ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Sounds good. Theme installed in I'll make it network-available after the release.

#5 Updated by Marilyn Weber 11 months ago

When is the next release? Steve tells me it's May 10th? Thanks!

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges 11 months ago

The next release is on the fourth Tuesday of the month, which is March 27, but the item here was part of yesterday's release.

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