Copy/paste modules between templates

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Sanne
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I need to copy/paste modules between templates, along with their CSS styling class(es) (not just swap a module). I see that this feature is "In planning", but how to I do it the easiest (and best) way until then?

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lizbutler
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I had this same question a couple of weeks ago. The short answer is no, you can't copy/paste between templates. HubSpot Support told me to go about it one of three ways (I did #1):

 

1) We can manually replicate that grouping in the other template. Just be sure to bring in all the correct CSS declarations from the existing modules.

 

2) Clone the template you are working with and rebuild other templates around that grouping.

 

3) Create global modules (instead of global groups) from the modules that exist in the header group right now. These will then be available from the left hand side o the design manager and can be converted into 'local copies' on other templates (see second screenshot). This global group uses a lot of the same modules (like feature header, image, and description) so doing this would probably be the best bet!

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Neambo
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Member

Hey @ravenousblue,

The Coscopy extension works only with the old Design Manager v1, except copying from purchased to non-purchased templates to protect intellectual property. On the new Design Manager there's a built-in button to clone modules or groups. Copying from template to template is being discussed - see @kleonard's answer here: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/HubSpot-Ideas/Copy-Duplicate-Groups/idi-p/20687/page/3#comments

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lizbutler
Solution
Participant

I had this same question a couple of weeks ago. The short answer is no, you can't copy/paste between templates. HubSpot Support told me to go about it one of three ways (I did #1):

 

1) We can manually replicate that grouping in the other template. Just be sure to bring in all the correct CSS declarations from the existing modules.

 

2) Clone the template you are working with and rebuild other templates around that grouping.

 

3) Create global modules (instead of global groups) from the modules that exist in the header group right now. These will then be available from the left hand side o the design manager and can be converted into 'local copies' on other templates (see second screenshot). This global group uses a lot of the same modules (like feature header, image, and description) so doing this would probably be the best bet!

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Sanne
Participant

Thank you soo much for your reply. You saved me for a LOT of time!

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Neambo
Member

We developed this little Chrome extension that adds the functionality to copy/paste drag-and-drop modules or groups in HubSpot template builder (v1). We have used this extension internally for quite some time and decided to make it public and free, so others can benefit. It's not perfect, but is a huge time saver. You can also use it to temporarily collapse/expand your groups: http://neambo.com/coscopy

ravenousblue
Participant

I installed the chrome extension but it's grayed out. Any other ideas?

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Neambo
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Member

Hey @ravenousblue,

The Coscopy extension works only with the old Design Manager v1, except copying from purchased to non-purchased templates to protect intellectual property. On the new Design Manager there's a built-in button to clone modules or groups. Copying from template to template is being discussed - see @kleonard's answer here: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/HubSpot-Ideas/Copy-Duplicate-Groups/idi-p/20687/page/3#comments

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ravenousblue
Participant

Thank you!

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nboothpof
Member

Omg that is so helpful! 

Thank you! 

Neambo
Member

Good news! We've built a new Chrome extension, HubX, that works with the new Design Tools and you can now copy from one template to another: https://neambo.com/hubx

ravenousblue
Participant

Great. Cannot wait to try it out. Thanks!

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pger
Participant

Works perfect. Thanks a lot. This saves me a lot of time while creating new templates.

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sarakerwin
Contributor

Thank you so much! This is amazing!

sarakerwin
Contributor

Question for you, so I copied over a module to a new template, which worked very well.

 

However, when I went into the landing page to edit the content, it wouldn't allow me to edit it. The module works perfectly in the original template, so I'm guessing something happened when I copied it into the new template.

 

Have you run into this issue before or have any suggestions?

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Nico_publico
Contributor | Diamond Partner

This is so awesome! Just what I was looking for.

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kelseysmith
HubSpot Employee

Love this!  Thank you, Neambo! http://neambo.com/hubx