Need to copy a page (not a post)

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  • #935379

    naomidlee
    Member

    I see the instructions for copying a page, but not for copying a post. When I go to Dashboard>Pages>Copy, nothing seems to happen (except I get a New Page). Any suggestions?

    The blog I need help with is granitestatenaturopathicmedicine.com.

    #935545

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Look at the bottom part under the edit window. You should see a module called “Writing Helper”. If it isn’t open, click on it.

    If you don’t see the module at all, click on the “Screen Options” tab in the upper right corner of your screen and make sure “Writing Helper” is checked.

    #935551

    naomidlee
    Member

    I tried that, but is seems to be relevant only to posts. Could that be? I’ve organized my site with all static pages, and no posts. Could this be the problem?

    #935552

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Did you try the instructions I gave above for copying a page?

    #935553

    raincoaster
    Member

    That shouldn’t be the problem. But why would you not just Edit the post, copy all the contents, and paste that into a new Page?

    Pages are designed to be static, eternal. If you need something up to the minute, use posts.

    #935560

    naomidlee
    Member

    I did follow your instructions, but I don’t see that option for pages, only for posts. The problem is that I don’t want to simply copy the content; I’d like to copy the attributes, etc, too. I’d like to use one fully formatting, “perfect” page as a template – sort of a work-around since I don’t now how to make a template.

    #935561

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    In your Dashboard, click on Pages>Copy a Page. That will open the Page editor. You should see the “Writing Helper” in the bottom part of that page. Open it and select the Page you wish to Copy as a template.

    This is not a perfect system, and I do not know exactly what is copied as a result, and unfortunately, do not have time at the moment to experiment, but give it a try.

    #935638

    naomidlee
    Member

    Wow! I don’t know how I missed that the first time, but thank you so much!

    #935639

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    You’re welcome. :)

    #935645

    kevanp
    Member

    It’s easy to miss the Writing Helper dialogue if it’s not open: and the disclosure triangle only appears when you hover over the Writing Helper module header.

    Also I have noted that when you copy a page in this way the page attributes are NOT copied: you have to set the parent, for example, and amend the tick boxes under ‘Discussion’. So effectively it just seems to copy whatever is contained in the page title and the content boxes.

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