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clone http://digitalscholarship.ccny.cuny.edu site?

Added by Marilyn Weber about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority name:
Normal
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Category name:
WordPress Themes
Target version:
Start date:
2018-03-02
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0%

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Description

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 (http://digitalscholarship.ccny.cuny.edu) 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.

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 year 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: https://help.commons.gc.cuny.edu/importing-and-exporting-site-content/

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 https://wordpress.org/themes/businessbuilder/ is the theme that the user intends? If so, I can process the request in our normal way https://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/hosting-partner-handbook/#plugin-and-theme-requests

#2 Updated by Marilyn Weber about 1 year ago

Correct! Good grief, I'm the one who made the form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2NPi8vTEYsMT31T7r-PDv8MGK3EG5NPSG6uELu2HUPZTsDQ/viewform - and I forgot. Will do!

#3 Updated by Marilyn Weber about 1 year ago

He has replied:

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

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 (https://wordpress.org/themes/) plugin repository (https://wordpress.org/plugins/) *
https://wordpress.org/themes/businessbuilder/

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 http://digitalscholarship.ccny.cuny.edu/index/.
A link to learn more about us http://libguides.ccny.cuny.edu/DigitalScholarship

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Sounds good. Theme installed in https://github.com/cuny-academic-commons/cac/commit/81796bec43e1f386835c80938e42695f8c44ff20. I'll make it network-available after the release.

#5 Updated by Marilyn Weber about 1 year ago

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

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 year 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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