Cut, copy and paste pages, folders etc

The focus of this section is the cutting, copying and pasting of the content items (pages, folders, forms, etc) in Plone rather than cutting, copying and pasting text on a page which is discussed in the section on Adding and formatting text.

To cut or copy a content item:
1. From the folder select Contents
2. Select the check box next to the item
3. Scroll down and click the Cut or Copy button
4. A Paste button will appear.

To paste a content item:
1. Having cut or copied an item
2. Navigate to the folder you want to paste the item into
3. Select Contents
4. Scroll down and click the Paste button

  • Cutting a content item will permanently delete it from its current location.  You can then immediately paste it to a new location if required.
  • Copying a content item will allow you to keep the original item and also paste it into another part of the website.

Cut an item

Go to the Contents tab of the top level folder. Select the check box next to the page, folder or item you wish to cut. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the Cut button.

Contents screen

The page or folder will be removed and at the same time a Paste button will appear - see pasting.

Copy an item

Go to the Contents tab of the top level folder. Check the box next to the page, folder or item you wish to copy. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the Copy button.

Immediately a Paste button will appear - see pasting.

Be aware that if you copy content that has links to resources such as images, that your new copy will reference those resources from their original location. This can be a problem if you make a test site, copy it to a new location, start using the new site and then delete the old one - all your resource links will go dead because the content they linked to was in the old site.

Paste a content item

Having cut or copied an item immediately navigate to the folder you wish to move or copy the item to. The Paste button will still be available even if you navigate to another site within Plone.

Select the Contents view of the folder you wish to paste the item into and click Paste.

Click the check box next to the item and select Rename. Check the short name and change if necessary.

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