Is it possible to create your own page "type"?

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Is it possible to create your own page "type"? I have many very similar pages that have several different widgets loaded. When I click 'add page' there's on option to use one of yola's page types ("reviews," "Menu," "Mission" for example). Can I add one of my own to that drop down menu so I have a ready template?
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Hi Succelent Ambush

What I suggest is using our "Save page as" feature!

Duplicating a page is also sometimes a wise action to take, before making any significant changes to it. That way you will not have lost any of your work if something goes wrong, or you simply don't like the changes you've made. You can always delete the copy, and your original page will still be there to go back to.

Here's how you do it:

1. Navigate to the page you want to copy.
2. Next to the "Save" button, click on the down-arrow beside it. There are two drop-down choices that will be revealed: "Save Page" and "Save Page As." (If you have made any changes to the page recently without saving, "Save Page" will also be a clickable option).
3. Choose "Save Page As".
4. The "Save Page As" dialog box will pop-up asking you to name your new page, (and give you the chance to change the page heading, and decide whether or not to include the new page in your menu).
5. Click "OK" and you're done. The newly created page will now appear up in the page drop-down arrow of page choices, so you can go back to it again if you chose not to include it in your menu.

Please note: This option is available for web pages only. Blog pages do not give you the ability to "Save Page As."

I hope that helps!
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Thanks! It does actually. It helps a lot. :) I'm still wondering however if there's a way to create a template on the drop down menu when you click on "new page." (on the menu where you choose blank page, blog, etc.) 'Save page as' works, but I might make 20 almost identical pages. Is there a way?
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Hello there,
I do see what you are saying, but unfortunately there is not a feature like that at this time; the best option would be Sanja's suggestion. I will definitely let our product team know this has been requested and it will be added to our list of feature requests. Thanks!