How to Re-use a Layout on Another Page or Post

In Beaver Builder there are two ways to duplicate a layout: duplicate the whole page or post, or save a page, row or module as a template for reuse at any point in any page, which is in many ways a better method. Here are the two methods, explained. As always, don't hesitate to get in touch for pristine, pixel perfect WordPress web design.

Duplicate an entire page or post

  1. Log into your website, and on the front end ie. when looking at a page or post, look at the admin bar at the top. Do you see an option to duplicate the page or post?
  2. If not, then go to the dashboard of the website which you can get to by clicking the name of the website in the Admin bar, top left:
  3. Then go to Plugins > Add New
  4. Search for Duplicate Post using the search field, and install, then activate it.
  5. Now you can go to the front end of your website and duplicate any page or post.

    You can give it a new title, then modify the content and publish it.

- or, perhaps a better method -

Save a layout element for later re-use

Firstly, create the template:

  1. Go to a page or post which has something you wish to duplicate, and activate the Page Builder.
  2. If you want to reuse the whole page's layout, then in the Beaver Builder Bar, go to Tools, then Save Template:
  3. A more likely scenario, and the one which you may find more useful is reusing only part of a page or post, such as a Row or preferably a Module.
  4. Click the spanner icon on a Row or Module. Unless you have a row with special settings, saving a module as a template is probably preferable.
    Row settings:

    Module settings:
  5. Click Save As to save the Row or Module as a Template
  6. Exit the page builder by clicking Done, then Discard Changes

Use the saved template in a layout:

  1. Go to the page or post you want to use the saved template on, and launch the page builder there:
  2. Scroll down to Saved Rows or Saved Modules, and drag your saved item into the layout:
  3. Finish off by clicking Done, and publishing your post or page

Note: you can reuse the saved template as often as you like. You can manage saved templates by going to the Templates admin page in the WordPress dashboard:

Please be careful not to delete any important templates, such as the header and footer of the website.

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