When designing and building sites, you often need to create duplicate pages. With Breakdance Builder, this process is super easy - and you can even save your duplicated page as a template for future use.
Why Duplicate Pages?
Two reasons people duplicate pages are to save time and to create templates. When you duplicate a page, you create an exact replica of the original, including all content, formatting, and layout. This can be a great timesaver when you need to create multiple pages that are similar in design. It can also be helpful when you want to create a template that you can use again and again.
Duplicate Elements on Singular Breakdance Pages
Breakdance supports cross-site duplication of pages and elements. This means you can duplicate a page or element from one site to another, as long as both sites are using Breakdance Builder. To do so, simply select the element you want to copy from the selector panel on the left, then copy it using keyboard commands (Ctrl/Cmd+C) or the toolbar button. Finally, paste it into another site page using keyboard commands (Ctrl/Cmd+V)
When you duplicate a page, all content, formatting, and layout from the original page will be copied to the new page. You can then edit the new page as needed.
How to Duplicate a Whole Page in Breakdance
If you want to duplicate an entire page or template without having to copy and paste each element on the page, you can use the Duplicate Page feature in Breakdance.
To duplicate a page, we'll have our old page and our new page open in two separate tabs (our old page is the one we're going to duplicate). We'll make sure that both pages are in Edit mode, and then we'll go to our new page and click add. Go ahead and click on Library instead of add which will bring up the prebuilt element library included with Breakdance.
At the top, change Element Demos to This Website. This will bring up all pages you have created in Breakdance. Find the page you want to duplicate, hover over it, and click the Add To Page button that appears. And that's it! You should now have access to all the content, formatting, and layout from your old page on your new page.
There are a few things to keep in mind when duplicating pages:
- Page settings won't be duplicated, so if you want to change something like the page title or URL, you'll need to do that on the new page (in Gutenberg).
- Any links on the page will still point to the original page. If you want to change them, you'll need to do that on the new page.
- Any images or other files that are linked to from the page will be duplicated as well.
- Any code blocks on the page will be duplicated as well.
Duplicating pages is a quick and easy way to save time when designing sites with Breakdance Builder. It's also a great way to create templates that you can use over and over again. Give it a try and use the saved time to grab yourself a cup of coffee! 😉 Let us know if you have any questions in the comments.