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Multi Year Site

Forums: Questions and Answers About Building Your Site
Created on: 05/12/15 07:28 PM Views: 807 Replies: 8
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:28 PM

My class has had it's own site for 5+ years. We're now joining with two other class reunion committees to create a multi year site. It there a way to keep our single year site but export/import the current information into the multi year site?

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:46 PM - Response #1

No, there is not, not if you create a new website. If you want your current information, you need to create the Multi-Year website from your current website (once a website becomes multi-year, there is no going back to single year). You can change over to Multi-Year if you want on the PREFERENCES page. Of course, if the other two classes also have classmates with data, then they would not be able to import their data into the new website either.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:26 PM - Response #2

Hi Kyle, that made me think of a question. What if single year sites from the same school wanted to go together with a multi year site (instead of just turning one of the sites into a multi year site) -- why couldn't they just create the new site and send info to it from each's own site (copy & paste, upload from photo gallery, etc.)?
Wouldn't that work?
Barbara

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:25 PM - Response #3

Manual processes will work (copy/paste), but there is no automatic way to import the data from one website into a multi-year website.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1:58 AM - Response #4

Would you consider enhancing the Multi year site by developing a tool that allows you to import all data, pics etc from an existing site?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:26 PM - Response #5

Sorry, Kyle,
You're right. Sometimes I forget how small my school was, even though it was in B'klyn,
Barbara

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:40 PM - Response #6

Hi Cedric,

Unfortunately it would be very complicated to allow the import or merge existing sites as we provide the admins with many ways to customize the experience for their classmates including adding custom profile questions, renaming or deactivating existing fields, changing what they call their site members, etc. A tool to automatic that is not planned at this time due to the number of variables involved.

Jessica
Class Creator Support


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Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 3:37 AM - Response #7

Thanks for your response.

If we do decide to convert to a multi year site what would happen with the domain name we presently use - which is year specific (www.dhs-class-of-1966.com)? Would we continue using it? If we chose to convert to a new domain name (eg www.dhs-1966to1980.com) what would the cost implications be? Would anyone trying to connect to www.dhs-class-of-1966.com automatically be redirected to the new domain name?

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:39 AM - Response #8

Your 1966 domain name could be forwarded to your new domain name until the expiration date, then you either could renew it or not. If you didn't renew it, classmates using the 1966 domain name would get an error message (the default domain not found message from your domain name registrar)

The normal cost of a domain name is around $20 (per year), depending where you purchase the domain name from. Multiple-year (example: 3-year and 5-year) contracts for a domain name usually give an additional discount.


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