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Page Builder Copy Paste

 

The recent Page Builder 2.5 update added a huge feature that I’m excited to share with you – the ability to copy and paste rows and widgets. It will significantly reduce the amount of time it takes you to build new Page Builder pages.

It’s always been our goal to make Page Builder fast, and we feel like the admin interface is the best place to give you this raw speed. Frontend editors are great! Page Builder has its own Live Editor, which we’re aiming to improve a lot over the next few releases, but the admin interface is where you can construct pages in absolute record time. This is especially true if you’re a seasoned Page Builder user.

Copy-paste stays true to our goal of the being the best admin editing interface.

You can now right-click anywhere in the Page Builder interface to bring up the contextual menu and then copy either the row or the widget you’re hovering over.

Next head on over to the page where you want to paste the row or widget and right click again. You’ll find the option to paste rows in the Row Action section, and widget pasting is in the Cell Actions section because you’re technically pasting the widget to a cell.

Because of how browsers handle clipboard access, we’re using browser storage for this feature. This means you can only copy and paste items within a single domain. But you can freely paste across different page, post types and even different WordPress sites on the same domain.

And that’s Copy Paste. I hope you enjoy the page building speed that this feature brings.

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  1. 1 month, 21 days ago torndownunit

    This looks fantastic, thanks. Can’t wait to try it out.

    • 1 month, 21 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Be sure to let us know what you think!

  2. 1 month, 21 days ago Nic

    Looks great and will be trying but what would be really great is a pluin similar to fb posts where you put in a ulr and it auto fills with a brief description and photos ie. pull in third party content and populate your page now that i am sure many would find useful.I know i would be using that widget /plugin every single day any chance that may become possible soon ?

    • 1 month, 21 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      That’s a cool idea Nic. A very big idea, but definitely a very cool one.

      • 1 month, 21 days ago Nic

        Big idea but def worth having i am sure there are many people out there who would love to have it as an option i know it would make my life so much easier for adding items to my pages that can change hourly if late deal holidays etc ….I will watch this space you never know it may happen :)

  3. 1 month, 21 days ago Hans Stuurman

    Great news.

  4. 1 month, 21 days ago Hans Stuurman

    Super I love this new feature

  5. 1 month, 21 days ago James Bularz

    I was excited to hear about this feature, because I often want to copy over row or widget from one domain into dozens of others to use as a template. So I wasn’t quite as excited when I learned that that’s not possible however it’s still a nice feature Aldo of limited value to me. Is there any chance this maybe cross domain compatible in the future?

    • 1 month, 21 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      We’ll be looking at some options. For security reasons, browsers are a little bit sticky about how they allow you to work across domains, but there’s always a chance of a solution in the future.

  6. 1 month, 21 days ago Anne Hutchins

    Yet another reason why PageBuilder beats Visual Composer. I’m always singing SiteOrigin’s praises (for all of your products) and I just wish more theme developers would consider integrating SiteOrigin PageBuilder and just dump Visual Composer altogether. Anyway, can’t wait to use this new feature!

    • 1 month, 21 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks for your support Anne! I think another big benefit for theme developers is that SiteOrigin Page Builder is free, so they don’t need to worry about licensing when they integrate it into their themes, which isn’t always the case with commercial builders.

  7. 1 month, 21 days ago Steven Goodwin @ MyFamilyOnABudget

    this will be awesome! Been wanting to do this for a while! This will help save me a ton of time in the future! Thanks for continuing to improve the theme!

    • 1 month, 21 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      It’s an absolute pleasure Steven :)

  8. 1 month, 21 days ago Gopu

    This is a very useful addition, Greg :)

  9. 1 month, 21 days ago John

    Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. This is great for replicating stuff even on the same page instead of having to rebuild similar rows. SiteOrigin kick Visual Composer butt!

    • 1 month, 21 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks John. Yeah, saving time is the name of the game here – no matter how you do it.

  10. 1 month, 21 days ago Brian Campbell

    Great feature! Thanks for adding this! I love the products you are offering. Page builder is awesome! I’ve been using it on every new site I build. This will definitely be useful. Thank you for everything you do!

    • 1 month, 21 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks for your awesome feedback Brian. It’s an absolute pleasure to serve :)

  11. 1 month, 21 days ago Sergio

    Really!!! That´s Awesome, congrats!!!

  12. 1 month, 21 days ago Rafú Lopes

    Sorry but my english is from google A very similar function that I will like very much is to be able to duplicate a page.
    I also use the Vantage theme if it would not be theme configuration … But this function was extraordinary, the page builder is already drag and drop and now adding copy and paste.
    Sastifação in ultilazar your products still of free form with superior quality to other payments that give up to use.
    Gratitude of Brazil

    • 1 month, 21 days ago Greg Priday Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Rafu! It’s actually already possible to duplicate pages. If you click on the Layouts button in Page Builder, you’ll see options down the side to either clone existing pages, or import/export pages as JSON files. You can use both of these features to duplicate entire pages.

  13. 1 month, 21 days ago IGNACIO BERNABEU

    That,s cool!!! Thank you guys!!!

  14. 1 month, 21 days ago Cassandra Williams

    AWESOME! Thank You!

  15. 1 month, 21 days ago Kirr

    Tremendous!!!
    Thank you!
    Will try to utilize it soon.

  16. 1 month, 21 days ago DenW

    That definitely is a very cool and usefull feature to have! Excellent work!
    As others have said, I would also like the option of being able to copy between domains. I’m currently in the process of re-building my site after something went wrong. For some strange reason when I copy a widget to the new site, I always get the same kind of widget. With all the data intact!
    So no matter what widget I try to copy from source, the destination is always a SiteOrigin Price List widget.. strange, but it makes me hope it is not too hard to make this work for other widgets too.. :)

    Again excellent work! And thanks very much!

  17. 1 month, 21 days ago Nick H

    This is great news guys. Wish you had brought this out 4 weeks ago – have just finished a site that would have been a dream to make with copy and paste rather than “long hand”. Keep up the good work!

  18. 1 month, 21 days ago Ziga

    This looks absolutely amazing great job SiteOrigin team!!

  19. 1 month, 21 days ago Gabriele

    Great news!

  20. 1 month, 21 days ago Greg

    Hi Greg,

    This is amazing !! So many times I found myself using the layouts feature to clone pages just to use an existing row, and then deleting everything around it. This new copy paste feature is awesome and will certainly speed up using page builder. Your products keep getting better :)

    Cheers.
    Greg

  21. 1 month, 21 days ago miroslav

    Super. thanks

  22. 1 month, 21 days ago Manuel

    It also works on subdomains? Copy rows means copy the content and the widget will not right?

  23. 1 month, 21 days ago Johnbull

    Super cool… best update of the year.

  24. 1 month, 21 days ago agtoz

    Well done SiteOrigin this is Great news :-) Thanks!

  25. 1 month, 21 days ago GailyD

    THANK YOU!

  26. 1 month, 21 days ago Natalia

    It is great! This addition is very useful.

  27. 1 month, 21 days ago Tony

    Is page builder ingratetable, with themefy?

  28. 1 month, 21 days ago Jan T Baillie

    Wow,Greg!
    You don’t know how often I wished for the copy/paste capability. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  29. 1 month, 21 days ago KalaWebs

    This really comes in handy, before i had to import a whole page just because i needed to copy a row. Thanks

  30. 1 month, 20 days ago Badar Jamal

    Very glad about this. This is a very useful feature and really a time saver. Thumbs UP.

  31. 1 month, 20 days ago TecCrowd

    Its looks great now. I will use it. Thanks for this information article with video.

  32. 1 month, 20 days ago Shabu Anower

    I’ve not tested this Page Builder yet, will give it a shot :)

  33. 1 month, 19 days ago Donna

    It looks great! It reminds me that my site is way overdue for a new design. Thanks so much for making such an awesome product Greg!

  34. 1 month, 17 days ago Marcelo

    I had suggested this feature for some time. Thank you for Siteorigin’s concern to always improve their products.

  35. 1 month, 17 days ago Jula

    Hi Greg,
    Great addition to already wonderful widget Page Builder. I have several pages that provide the same information about teams: Logo, Name, address. team photo, calendar.
    I used the same widget but I have to build every page separately. Now I just copy one page and replace information. It should look perfect.
    I wonder how you can work so hard and for free?
    Thanks

  36. 1 month, 16 days ago Katy

    Love it, works a treat!

  37. 1 month, 16 days ago Annemiek

    Great!

  38. 1 month, 16 days ago Stefano

    Ottimo lavoro, funziona benissimo, è veramente utile

    Grazie

  39. 1 month, 13 days ago Nilesh Shiragave

    Thanks for this feature. I was waiting for this. Right now I am creating a Free wordpress theme using pagebuilder. It will improve the page building time…

  40. 1 month, 10 days ago J.U. Weghorn

    Inspired by your email I went to my website do update Page builder and and appears I can not do it.
    Warning: This plugin has not been tested with your current version of
    WordPress.
    The site origin apps did not updated on my site. See below;
    [image: Inline image 1]

  41. 1 month, 8 days ago travel news india

    That’s great lessons, pagebuider is an awesome plugin and using it so time saving. We maintain several travel websites for our clients and with pagebuider customizing according to client requirements is so easy . For example, adding seasonal packages and custom features. Thanks…

  42. 1 month, 8 days ago J.U. Weghorn

    Hi Kathy
    I have page builder installed and bundle long time ago and I'm using it. Is it any thing new? I will probably buy premium version but since license is for one yer only I wait till I need to do something on my website.
    I have question; will I need any other widgets when I have Premium version installed. Right now I have widgets:
    contact form 7
    Responsive Photo Gallery,
    Site Orgin CSS,
    The events Calendar,
    Black Studio Tiny MCE,
    and few more

    WordPress 4.8 running Vantage Premium
    <https://vampgolf.com/wp-admin/themes.php&gt; theme.

    Running PHP version: 7.0.19

    Appreciated your answer.

    JULAWEG

  43. 1 month, 2 days ago Hot Rod

    Thanks SiteOrigin team for a great copy and paste feature added to the best wordpress plugin web building repertoire. It makes web designing so much easier for those of us whom are not Pros at building pages, rows, widgets and more. I have had more support from your team then any of my other themes and or plugins. Hats off and many thanks to the team once again at SiteOrigin!

  44. 1 month, 1 day ago Lynn Greenwood

    Wow, this plugin is getting better & better. Thank you so much! As a non-profit this plugin has enabled us to offer our partners so much more than we could before.
    Thank you!

  45. 17 days, 9 hours ago Ryan Ebbs

    Looks Great!

  46. 12 days, 37 minutes ago Jarle Indrøy

    Fantastic!!!! Copy paste of rows is what I hav been looking for for a long time.

  47. 9 days, 19 hours ago Holger

    Hi, does it work on different plugins like betheme and impreza at the same time?

  48. 8 days, 15 hours ago Max Schanfarber

    How would I call short code within a cell, namely for a hotspot plugin?
    [devvn_ihotspot id=”1130″]

    Thanks!

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