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rozzzebud

copy and paste rows / blocks within a page

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Hello - I am using the features layout / template on a page. I would like to add more rows of the block combination (image, header, text) - ie it gives me 3 rows of content, I need 10. Is there a way to copy and paste these rows / blocks so that I don't need to add each piece manually?

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Hi everyone, 

Thanks for the suggestion and valuable input! For any feature requests that you would like to be logged, contacting our Customer Support team would be the best approach. As per point 6 of the forum guidelines we don't track feature requests in this forum. For now, I am closing this post.

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@rozzzebud At this time, it's not possible to copy & paste blocks or collections of blocks on a page. I'd recommend reaching out to Squarespace support here to see if they can file a feature request for you.

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I couldn't find a feature request option but I contacted support with a link to this page and a screenshot of the repeated requests.

Maybe something will happen.

Why does it feel like this support forum is built in Wordpress though...

I'm not a robot.

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This is insane, I can't duplicate sites and I can't duplicate blocks.

I am developing 5 websites that are identical but only differs in the language and I am doing 5 times every single step since there's no way to duplicate them.

Also, no way to duplicate a block.

How is this possible???

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I have sent Squarespace a request and linked to this thread. Let's see what they say...

 

In the meantime, there is a workaround. It is far from perfect, but it might help some people.

1) Insert a "Code block". As a first step you can leave it with just the default "Hello world".

2) Inspect the existing element (tool available at least in Chrome & Firefox when right-clicking on an element).

3) In the inspector, select the complete block you want to duplicate.

4) Right-click > copy Outer HTML

5) Paste in the Code block you inserted in step 1.

 

Any further modifications to the new blocks will have to be done by coding though...

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This is insane! You can't copy blocks!? I've been a Wix user for many years, and my peers kept telling me to try Squarespace... so I thought let's give this a go. When it wasn't immediately obvious how to copy blocks I was sure it was just me being stupid... but after Googling it, it appears this is a legitimate problem. It just didn't occur to me that a company as large as Squarespace wouldn't have the capability to copy blocks. (I'm sure it's actually very difficult, otherwise they would have implemented it).

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Come on SquareSpace - surely you can see that this problem goes back some time and up to just 5 hours ago before me, 6 before him, this fix would improve UX enormously - get on it! 

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I just joined this week coming from Wix, Webflow, & recently Click Funnels and find it also very shocking that this feature is still missing (looking at the original post)  I am doing a website copy over and it is taking my much longer than it should.  Can we have an answer on when this feature will be added. 

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RIDICULOUS!!! My company just moved all of our sites to Squarespace and I was absolutely loving it. When I tried to duplicate a button I assumed I was just missing something obvious, then I found this thread.

So I can't duplicate, copy/paste, option-drag, right-click, nothing, no option to reuse a single element? Really? C'Mon! Thankfully our sites were already nicely built out for us, so not a big problem for me. However I was considering moving all of my other sites here because I'm absolutely done with managing a server and thought this would be better, but I guess I'm still stuck with WordPress. Lame! :(

Must be some major fundamental issue with their platform they they're stuck with and they just can't figure out a workaround? Who knows, but it's a showstopper for me.

I hope they notice how active this thread still is lately. Good luck Devs!

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