Copy and paste between projects to reuse elements, layouts, styles, interactions, and other content — build sites faster.
Copying and pasting between projects lets you reuse elements, layouts, styles, interactions, and other content, saving you time and helping maintain consistency across sites.
You can copy any element or group of elements from any of your projects and paste them into another project. All nested elements, styles, assets, settings, and interactions are retained.
To reuse elements and components in another project:
Yes, it’s that simple.
You can also undo the paste action by pressing CMD⌘ + Z (Mac) or CTRL + Z (Windows).
You cannot copy from projects in read-only mode.
If you're receiving either of these errors: "couldn't read native clipboard data" or "clipboard is empty", check the following:
What if there are classes in the destination project that have the same name as classes in the source, and there’s a conflict? Here’s how we handle that..
If the classes from the source and the destination project have the same name but different styles, Webflow will add a number to the pasted elements’ class name (e.g., “classname 1”, “classname 2”, and so on).
If the classes from the source and the destination project have the same name — ignoring any numbers added at the end (for example “class name”, “class name 2”, “class name 3” etc.) — and the exact same styles, Webflow will merge the pasted classes with the existing class in the destination. This cuts down on the number of duplicate styles in your destination project.
For example, let’s say you’re pasting a button with the class “Button” from Project A into Project B. Project B has a class called “Button 3” that’s identical to “Button” from Project A. Webflow will notice that the classes are the same, and simply apply Project B’s “Button 3” class to the pasted button.
We’ll also do our best to combine interactions that are identical. But of course, it can be more complicated than this. Here’s a closer look at how we treat conflicts in interactions.
If there is an interaction in the destination project with the same name as an interaction you’re pasting — but it has different actions — the pasted interaction will have a number added to the name to indicate it’s a duplicate (i.e., “interaction name 2”, “interaction name 3”, and so on).
Similar to how we treat conflicts in class names, if an interaction in the destination project has the same name as an interaction you’re pasting — ignoring any numbers added at the end (for example, “interaction”, “interaction 2”, “interaction 3” etc.) — and the same actions,we’ll recognize these as the same and merge the pasted interaction with the existing interaction in the destination.
In some cases, some settings or content will not make it to the destination project.
When you paste a text element that has a custom font family applied to it, the font family will use a fallback font if the custom font isn’t added in the destination project’s settings.
If you need to use the same custom font, make sure to add that custom font to the destination project before pasting your element.
When you paste an element from another project, link settings for elements that link to a specific page or a section within a project will be reset — unless that section is pasted in at the same time.
When you paste a form element from one project to another, the pasted form will adopt the form notification settings of the destination project.
If you want to paste a map element from one project to another, you’ll need to add your Google Maps API key to the destination project. All other settings will be carried over from the source to the new project.
Pasted text elements will inherit styles from parents as normal — which means that if a pasted element does not have styles set for a particular attribute, but those styles are set at the parent level in the destination, they will take effect on the pasted elements.
When you paste in elements from a source project that have styles applied to their base HTML tags (i.e., when you’ve styled “all H1 headings” or “all paragraphs”) those styles will not copy over to the destination project when pasted.
Pasting an entire Collection List will simply paste an empty Collection List element, since Collection data does not get copied over to the new site. But, here’s a handy workaround for reusing layouts in Collection Lists.
Elements that are saved as Symbols in the source project won’t be Symbols in the destination project. If you want to save them as Symbols again, simply press CMD + SHIFT +A (Mac) or CTRL + SHIFT + A (Windows).
When you paste a class that has a color saved as a swatch (either regular and global) in the source project, the color will not appear as a swatch in the destination project.
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