New Feature: Copy Page

One of the actions I’ve often found myself taking in PBworks is manually creating a copy of a wiki page.

For example, I use PBworks to record meeting notes for recurring meetings.  At the end of each meeting, I would have to remember to do the following:

  1. Enter Edit mode
  2. Click “Source” to enter Source mode
  3. Select all and copy the source HTML
  4. Click “Cancel” to go back to View mode
  5. Click the “Create a page” link to start the create page process
  6. Type in a page name and click the “Create page” button
  7. Click “Source” to enter Source mode
  8. Paste the source HTML I copied back in Step 3
  9. Click “Save”

Now I got pretty good at doing this quickly, but the fact is, I had to go through *NINE STEPS* to simply copy a page.

With the new “Copy this page” feature, we’ve reduced this to two steps:

  1. Click “Copy this page”
  2. Name the copy and click the “Copy” button

Those two steps do everything that the previous nine steps did; they copy the exact page contents, including links and plugins, but not including comments or page revision, and they place the copy in the same folder as the original page.

In fact, “Copy this page” even goes one better, by copying security settings and tags as well.

“Copy this page” is available to all our users, free and paid.  For more details on how to use “Copy this page”, you can check out our user manual:

Free/Educational Users:

Business Users:

Published by Chris Yeh

Chris has been building Internet businesses since 1995. He has been a founder, founding employee, or seed investor in almost a dozen startups, including PBworks, and advises a wide array of startups ranging from network equipment makers to vertical search engines. He liked his investment in PBworks so much, he decided to join the company. Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

One thought on “New Feature: Copy Page

  1. It would be very useful to be able to copy (or move) an entire DIRECTORY/FOLDER of pages between workspaces.
    I’m guessing I do not need to explain why this would
    be a useful feature.

    Many thanks for a great product,
    Bill Hedge
    Quesgen Systems, Inc.

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