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Copy pages

This help article covers how to copy:

  • a single page to a new location
  • a whole section – the current page and all sub-pages beneath it – to a new location
When you copy a page, any files present on the page's Files tab are copied too.
  1. Browse to the page or section you wish to copy.
  2. Select Edit > More.
  3. On the Current page tab, select Copy pages:

    Copy pages link

    You can now see the Copy page options:

    Copy page settings

  4. In the New location box, enter the URL of the target parent page you want to copy your page under. Omit – for example, to copy a page and place it under the IT Services home page:

    …enter the following New location:


    Tip: Use the page picker to browse to the target page. Selecting a page in the picker inserts the correct URL in the New location box:

    Use the page picker to select the new location

  5. In the New page name box, enter the name you want for the last part of the new page's URL. For example, a New page name of architecture under the New location /services/its/ forms the following URL:    

    There must not be an existing child page with the same name under the New location.

  6. In the New title box, enter the title for the page. Write a descriptive, unambiguous heading so that a visitor can quickly determine what they can expect to find on the page and whether it's relevant to them.
  7. In the New title bar caption, enter your Title bar caption. Consider words people are likely to search for and position these at the front of your title.
  8. In the New link caption box, enter a label for the navigation menu. There must not be an existing child page with the same link caption under the New location.
  9. Choose whether to display the copied page in the navigation menu or not using the checkbox Show new page in local navigation. Hiding a page from the navigation menu does not prevent visitors from accessing the page. To control access, use permissions instead.
  10. Choose which pages to copy from the Pages to copy drop-down list:

    • Current page only
    • Current page and all sub-pages
    • Current page and all sub-pages in the same site
  11. If the current page allows comments, choose whether or not to copy them using the Also copy comments checkbox.
  12. Choose how search engines index the copied pages by selecting an option from the Allow search engines drop-down list:

    • Keep current settings
    • Hide copied pages in searches
    • Show copied pages in searches
    Important: This setting applies to all the pages and files you're copying. If you chose Current page and all sub-pages or Current page and all sub-pages in the same site in step 8, be sure you're aware of what the section contains before you choose to show or hide the copied pages in searches.
  13. Choose the permissions for the copied pages by selecting an option from the Permissions drop-down list – note that your choice applies to all the pages and files you're copying:

    • Keep current settings
    • Remove view permissions from copied pages (contributor, edit and admin permissions are not affected)
  14. When you've finished setting the options, select Copy page.

Note: when you copy pages, links in the navigation menu update automatically; however, links in the main body of your content do not. Therefore, it's essential to check your links after performing the copy.

Copied pages do not include page history items older than a week except pinned history items, which are always included in the copy.

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