Bug #9335


clone site?

Added by Marilyn Weber over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years 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.

Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges over 4 years 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

Actions #2

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 4 years ago

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

Actions #3

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 4 years 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

Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

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

Actions #5

Updated by Marilyn Weber over 4 years ago

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

Actions #6

Updated by Boone Gorges over 4 years 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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