Copy Sites

You can copy a site to get a head start. Everything from the original site, including the theme, all outstanding updates, the pages, the page content, recommendations, all other assets such as images, and the policies are copied to the new site under the new name you provide.

  1. Click Sites.
  2. Right-click the site you want to copy, and choose Copy.
  3. On the Configure Site page, you see what approval is needed before the site is created, the minimum level of security required for the site, and images of the site pages. Complete the following steps:
    1. In the Copy drop-down list, select whether to copy only the base site or to include updates. If you include updates, your copied site will include any outstanding updates from the original site. If you're copying a standard site, click the arrow to go to the next page, and skip to step 4.
    2. If you're copying an enterprise site, the asset repository, localization policy, required languages, and default language are set based on the original site. You can optionally choose a different repository to manage the content for the site.
    3. Click Next to go to the next page.
  4. On the Add Details page, enter the following information.
    • Enter a name for the site. The name is used in the site URL. You can use letters, numbers, underscores (_), and hyphens (-). The URL is case sensitive. If you enter a space, it's automatically replaced with a hyphen. Do not use the name of an existing site with different capitalization. For example, if a site exists called ABC, do not create another site called Abc.

      Note:

      Don’t use the following names for templates, themes, components, sites, or site pages: authsite, content, pages, scstemplate_*, _comps, _components, _compsdelivery, _idcservice , _sitescloud, _sitesclouddelivery, _themes, _themesdelivery. Although you can use the following names for site pages, don’t use them for templates, themes, components, or sites: documents, sites.

    • If you're copying an enterprise site, you can optionally edit the default site prefix for friendly URL values. This prefix will be appended to content item slug values (the part of the URL specific to the page or asset).
    • Enter an optional description for the site.
    • Enter an optional justification for this site request. This will help the site administrator determine whether the request should be approved.
  5. Click Finish.

If the site request requires approval, the site will be created after the site administrator approves it. You can see your pending requests on the Sites page, by selecting Requests in the filter menu. If your request is denied, you should see a message as to why it was denied, so you can correct the issue and submit your request again.

If the site request is set to be automatically approved, the site is automatically created. A progress bar shows the new site name and creation status. When the site is created, the name appears in the list of sites, and its status is offline.

If you copied an enterprise site, a corresponding site collection is created in the repository you selected. If you share the site with a user, the user has the same permissions on the associated collection.

After your site is created, you can share the site, change the security, add and edit content, publish the site, and bring it online. See Manage Sites and Site Settings and Edit Sites.