What can you do if you need to take the content on one page and move it to a different one? Learn how to move the content easily, quickly, and perfectly to where you need it!
Start by logging into the system and clicking on the Laptop icon in the upper left, in the blue Admin Toolbar. Go to the page on your website where your content currently resides.
Many system modules don't need to be moved from one place to another, because the data they display or the function they perform is central to the system and is not stored on the page. For modules like this, all you have to do is place the new copy of the module on the page you want it, and then you can delete the old one. Here is a list of modules that are safe to delete and place a new copy in this way:
- Upcoming Classes*
- Customer Directory
- Facebook Comments & Like Button‡
- Gift Card
- Job Listing
- Newsletter Signup Form
- Newsletter Archive
- New Products*
- Top Sellers*
- On Sale*
- Receive File
- Store Locator
* - Requires the Marketing Package, for more information, click here.
‡ - Requires the Plus Service Package. Learn how to set Facebook Features up by clicking here.
The modules that you would need to move manually, in the methods described below, require more effort and care in moving, so that you don't lose or disrupt the content. Here is a list of modules that would need to be moved manually:
The Gallery and Slideshow modules will have to be recreated on the new page from scratch: You'll need to take note of the images in each and the order in which they're listed, then go to the page where you want the new Gallery or Slideshow, add the module to the page (see below for how to do this) and re-load the images into the new module. In the case of the Gallery, you may want to take note of the Thumbnail Size you are using so the new Gallery will display in the same way as the original. In the case of the Slideshow, you would also need to recreate any Captions and Links you may have had in the original one.
Moving the Content Module
Your Content modules contain all of the custom-created content you've put on your site, such as paragraphs of text, images, even videos and maps. Using the steps below, we can make sure that when you move your module, it will look exactly the same and have all the necessary bits and pieces from the original. Here are the steps:
- Click on the Laptop icon on the far left side of the blue Admin Toolbar at the top of the page.
- Go to the page that has the Content module you need to move.
- Click the Edit button on the Module Toolbar.
- In the Content Editor, click the Source Code button (just to the left of the Formats button).
- In the Source Code window, click to make sure the cursor is flashing anywhere in the code you see. You do NOT need to adjust or even understand any of what you see. In Windows, hold down your Ctrl key and hit the A to Select All. You will see all of the code in the window highlight, as pictured below. Then hold down Ctrl and hit the C to Copy. If you are working on an Apple computer, use Command-A and Command-C, respectively. You won't see anything happen, but everything selected is now ready and waiting to be pasted onto the new page.
- Click OK at the bottom of the Source Code window to close it, then hit the Back button on your browser to leave the Edit screen. Go to the page on your site where you want to move the module. If you need to create a new page, click here to learn how.
- In the upper left of the window, just below the Home icon in the blue Admin Toolbar, move your mouse over the triangle with the + and in the list that drops down, click Add Body Content. If your original module was in the Header or Footer area, choose the appropriate area to place the new one.
- In the list of Modules, click the Add button for the Content module.
- Once again, click on the Source Code button to the left of the Formats button.
- A blank Source Code window will open, click your mouse anywhere in the blank area so the cursor is flashing. Hold down your Ctrl key and hit V to Paste. If you're on an Apple computer, hold down Command-V. You'll see all the code you copied appear in the window.
- Scroll to the bottom of the Source Code window and click OK.
- You'll see your content appear in the window. Click Save at the bottom, and it will look exactly as it did on the original page.
Here is a short video demonstrating this process: