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Copy Paste from one project to another


#1

Hey I'm looking for a way to copy a container from one project to another. is there i way to do so?


Is it possible to copy one portion of a project to another project?
#2

this option is a need. so many things will be possible when this happens... soon?


#3

Currently no, but one should not rule out it might be possible to do so in the future. WF are working on som big stuff apparently.


#4

This would be super helpful to be able reuse complex components or styling that you've made in other projects.

Would also help creating a 'template' project with elements for reuse.


#5

Hey guys, we know this is absolutely needed, and it's something we'll have in the future. Unfortunately it requires a ton of technical work under the hood to make it happen (e.g. imagine copy/pasting a symbol from one site to another, where the target site has class names that conflict with the CSS classes being brought over) and it will take a while for us to get it out there.


#6

What if we could create symbols separated from webpages that would allow us to load components. Like how Sketch uses symbols. Would this make it any less technically difficult?


#7

I was just about to post this question when a message popped up saying it was similar to other questions, so I took a look and found this one. I agree with benstronaut, that maybe making a symbol that could be exported from one website project and imported to another sounds like a good idea.

Another idea could be a message pops up similar to this screenshot:

As a working method, I've often created new websites (or documents for desktop software) to test out ideas, do experiments, and I like to copy and paste them into a final website or document to finish. Maybe there's a way to do it through the Dashboard, so it's not actual copy and paste, and it's not exporting to one's desktop and importing from the desktop, but downloading it to a Resources folder in one's dashboard that is accessible from all sites in one's account.


#8

February 2016. Still impossibile to copy and paste between projects? I suppose it should be a basic functionality...


#9

Hey guys, we know this is absolutely needed, and it's something we'll have in the future. Unfortunately it requires a ton of technical work under the hood to make it happen (e.g. imagine copy/pasting a symbol from one site to another, where the target site has class names that conflict with the CSS classes being brought over) and it will take a while for us to get it out there.

@callmevlad, at this point, it'd save us all a TON of time to have the functionality. The class naming conflict issue doesn't have to be solved right away.

We would be thrilled if, when importing a symbol from one site to another, a simple notification would show up saying which element classes are conflicted if that was the case.


#10

Any word yet on this feature? I know it was discussed recently on Nelson's Workshop. Sure would be a great Xmas present from Webflow :wink:


#11