Trying to NOT Reinvent my wheels.... copy pages from yola pages to yola pages

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Is there a way to copy a page from one of my yola sites into another of my yola sites? If not directly, is there a way to copy the contents and move them together?
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Gail

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Kershnee

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Hi Gail,

It is not possible to copy and transfer pages between yola sites. However you can use the "save as" option within the same site.

If you ever need to copy all the elements of a page, you can quickly do so using the Save 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. On the Yola toolbar, click on the down-arrow next to the "Save" button.
3. Choose "Save Page As"
5. 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).
6. 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.
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Gail

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Hmmmm, I actually want all the elements and content of one of my pages of one of my yola sites in a different one of my yola sites as well....

ideas?
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Hi Gail,
Unfortunately that functionality is not available, sorry I don't have better news for you on that.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Gail

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Perhaps it is a feature that should be considered... PLEASE!
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diane

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I believe you can zip your resources files, download and upload them to a different site. This may relieve some of the tedium.
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Sanja

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Hello Gail

Diane has offered an excellent suggestion (thanks Diane!). If you'd like to do this, please follow these steps:

1. Select all of the files or folders in the File Manager that you would like to upload to the other site. You can select more than one by holding down your Shift or CTRL key (depending on if you want to select all or only some).
2. Right-click on the selection and choose "Download as zip".
3. Download the zip file to your computer.
4. Open your other site and click on the "File Manager" button.
5. Upload the zip file and right-click - choose "Unzip".
6. All of your files and folders will be added to your File Manager very neatly!

To view a tutorial, click here: Using the File Manager.

We will pass along the idea of being able to transfer files between site accounts to our development team. I hope in the meantime that this workaround will be sufficient.

Please let us know if further clarification is needed.
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Hi,
Thankyou all for the information , I had this exact same question.
It is unfortunate that it's not possible to copy pages between your Yola sites as this would make the whole process of designing a website so very much easier.

It's obvious , but here's why > Yola prides itself on making things simpler for the novice to design their own site and do a great job BUT first time designers are likely to 'mess up' their first efforts or over time realize where they could improve their design > being able to transfer pages from one site to another would give the user the option of doing a 'rough draft' , and then starting anew , keeping what works and discardng what doesn't. I'm sure you see what I mean.
This would be a very handy feature for this reason alone and a few others also.
I urge the good people at Yola to consider this option for future upgrades. :)

At least the FIle manager files can be transfered , this will save a bit of time ... although no where near as much time as if you could directly switch between file managers for each site.

Anyway , just thought I'd chime in and give my opinion. No Worries.
Cheers,

Luc.
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SilverX

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Hi ,
you can copy your entire page using this method.
First , open your site in two tabs , one for old one , rest for the new one.
Then , you need to copy element by element.

If you have any html codes in widgets , just copy and put it a html widget in new page.
If you have pictures , you can just choose it in file manager for the new page.

Text ?
Yeah , it is possible.
Click on the text field of your older page , and click on the 'html' button in the ribbon menu that appears.
(do not copy text fields inside of coloumn dividers ! It may cause problems)

: make sure that you have the same template installed in both two sites/pages (if any)
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Hi Ayesh,

From what I can tell, the only way you can accomplish your solution is by having two instances of your sitebuilder open. Unfortunately, having two instances of your sitebuilder open can prove problematic, cause irregular behavior in the sitebuilder, and is not recommend by us at all.
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SilverX

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Hi Dre,
thanks for the information.
Yes , I had some errors saying an another copy of site has been published.

We can solve the problem by choosing 'save newest version'

am I correct ?
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Dré

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Hi Ayesh,

The effects of having two instances of the sitebuilder run deeper than the issue between saving. Our position is that it is never recommended or supported by Yola.
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Margie

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I leaned that the hard way, Dre. I thought I was being clever having multiple tabs open to copy and paste. It really messed it up. I've learned. :)
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Margie

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I've found the only foolproof (providing you copy and paste correctly) way to have access to the full page info from a site, is to use an html editor of some type. I've mentioned HTMLPadPro, which is free to try, but there are others out there as well.

You can then view and copy your page source code. Paste into a new page In your editor. Repeat for each page and you have your entire site on your computer. It's easy to edit and see changes in the editor before you paste it into the site builder.

Hope that helps.
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I am new to this also, and need to copy pages easily from one sight to the other. I hope Yola will make this happen soon.
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Hello Johnsiemcswain,
Unfortunately this functionality is still not available with Yola. You would need to create the pages for each site.
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Mary

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This needs to be available ASAP! I can't believe YOLA doesn't have this function!
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Brianna

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Hi Mary,
We understand the convenience of this feature and our engineers are aware of it for future consideration.