Copy a layout and paste it in the same page

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Hello,

Is there any way to copy a layout (with text blocks, pictures blocks, etc.) and paste it in the same page ?

Regards.

agencecoteo
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agencecoteo replied on at Permalink Reply
agencecoteo
hi all,

anyone can help us ? (-:
okapi replied on at Permalink Reply
okapi
Maybe nobody (me included) could understand your question.
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
mhawke
As far as I know, there is no way to copy 'n paste an entire 'layout'. You can only copy individual blocks from an area and paste them into an area on the same page (or another page).

You can build a 'stack' that contains several blocks and then paste that stack on the page as many times as you want but all those stacks will be identical and tied to the original stack you built so that's probably not what you're after.

Copying each block in the 'layout' to the clipboard and pasting them individually into another area on the page is probably the best you can do (unless someone else has come up with a trick I haven't figured out yet).
okapi replied on at Permalink Reply
okapi
I'm not sure, what agencecoteo meant by "layout" that should be pasted on the same page.

By default there is no feature to copy a layout. Too bad. Maybe i'm not the only one how would love to see that in a future version...

Actually i'm having major problems with using layouts by even moving existing blocks on a page into cells of a newly created layout. When trying to do that, things soon get totally messed up after saving the edits. This is very frustrating when working on a live site, because the chaos only shows up, after the edits are saved (i have reported it as a bug).
mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
mhawke
If you research the history of the 'layouts' feature, you will see that it was always meant to be a band-aid to be used as a last resort by a client who wants to do simple things. If you really want a different layout on a page, you really need to edit the page type file for that page and hard-code the divs and areas in place so that there are proper 'containers' for your content.

Apparently, the core team has re-vamped the layouts in version 5.7 so perhaps things will straighten out when that version is released.
okapi replied on at Permalink Reply
okapi
Yes, this is indeed very promising, i'm eagerly looking forward to 5.7!
drbiskit replied on at Permalink Reply
drbiskit
Maybe you could provide some more description, e.g. some screen grabs of what you are aiming for, or a url so that we can see the site in question?
jvansanten replied on at Permalink Reply
Yes, the question is a bit ambiguous and could be answered in a variety of ways -- depending on your use.

If you want the same page to display at another point in the menu hierarchy, in the Sitemap you can Move/Copy a page to another location.