Drupal CMS: Clone content
Learn about cloning content in Drupal.
This guide is aimed at
- PG Students
Before you start
You need to be a Senior Editor, Editor or Author
When editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer
You may want to use an existing page as a template for other pages.
A simple way of doing this is to click on 'clone content' when in editing mode and changing the title.
That way, you have a copy of the original page and can start making the necessary changes without having to retype everything again.
When you clone, this is what happens:
- the authorship is set to the current user
- the menu and url aliases are reset and
- the words "Clone of" are inserted into the title to remind you that you are not editing the original content
- Take note!!! - because the 'cloned page' was already published, the minute you save the newly cloned page will be published when you save it!
- Make sure you are in editing mode
- At the top of the page in question, where you normally click on 'edit draft' or 'new draft', click on 'Clone content'
- Change the title 'Copy of ....' to the new title
- Make the necessary changes
- Depending on your role:
if you are a Senior Editor: click on 'Publishing options - Draft (Current)' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
if you are an Editor: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
if you are an Author: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'needs review' from the drop-down menu