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How do I copy or duplicate a page?

When working in the WebCMS, you may find that you need to duplicate a pre-existing item, either for archival purposes or because you want to create a new item very similar in content and structure to an item you already have.

Any type of item can be duplicated - pages, folders, images, events, news items, etc.

Note: If you want to duplicate the exact contents of a page in a separate location in your subsite, you may want to consider using an alias instead.

The process of copying multiple items at once is the same as copying a single item:

  1. Navigate to the location in your subsite where the original item exists. Click on the Contents tab.

    Add Event (1)

  2. Select the checkbox(es) next to the item(s) you want to copy.
    Note: You can only copy multiple items at the same time if they all have the same origin and destination folder.

    Copy Page (1)
     
  3. Below the contents table, click on the Copy button.

    Copy Page (2)

  4. When the page reloads, you'll see a notice at the top of the page saying, "x item(s) copied", where x is the number of items you selected in step 2.

    Copy Page (3)

  5. Now, navigate to the location in your subsite where you want to place the duplicate item(s). This could be in the same folder as the original, or in a completely different folder. Once you're in your chosen location, click on the Contents tab.
  6. Below the contents table, click on the Paste button.

    Copy Page (4)

  7. When the page reloads, you'll see a notice at the top of the page saying, "Item(s) pasted." Your duplicated item(s) will now appear in the table of contents.

    Copy Page (5)

    Note: All copies you make will always start in the Working Draft state, even if the original items were Externally Published.

    Tip: The URL (web address) of the new item will be generated based on the fact that the new item is a copy of a pre-existing item. This means that its URL will look something like: /copy-of-page-name. We strongly suggest you rename the URL to remove the "copy-of" portion and to better reflect the new item's content. Click here to learn more about this process.

 

 

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