Site Cloner v1 is now available

The first tangible outcome of the Improving project is now available. The Site Cloner lets you browse through screenshots of other WordCamp sites, and then easily copy the custom CSS from them, so that you don’t have to start a new site from scratch.

Screenshot of Site Cloner

Props to @ryelle for building the prototype 🙂

If you’d like to check if out, just open up the Customizer on your site and click on the Clone Another WordCamp panel. Just be sure to not click the Save button, though, unless you actually want to switch your theme and reset your CSS 🙂

It’s the first version, so there are some known bugs and missing features. If you’d like to help out with those, check out these issues on Meta Trac:

It’s also important to keep in mind that there will always be some CSS that is specific to each site; maybe it references a page ID, or uses a background image with the original Camp’s logo, etc. So, you’ll still need to do some work to make the CSS fit your site, but this should get you 90% of the way there.


Pinging the people who took part in the previous discussions to make sure they don’t miss the post: @ryelle, @harbormark, @chanthaboune, @nvwd, @kovshenin, @rafaehlers, @davidjlaietta, @dimensionmedia, @iandstewart, @miss_jwo, @topher1kenobe, @jenmylo, @georgestephanis, @valeriosza, @jb510, @jleuze, @robertnienhuis, @cheffheid, @dnelle, @danielgcarvalho, @brettshumaker

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