Ability to copy dynamic elements from CMS pages and paste them somewhere else

Lets say I have the perfect layout prepared for my CMS blogpost or a category. For the sake of consistency of my website, I would like to copy the entire layout, paste it to one of my other pages and modify it as much as I need to.

When I try to do so, I get the usual "Dynamic elements can only be moved withing the same Collection List or Collection Page".

As a workaround, I have to unlink all of the dynamic elements from my CMS page, one by one, copy the entire layout, reverse all of the unlinking (because I dont want to break my original CMS page), quickly switch to the other page and paste it there.

Could it please automatically unlink all of the dynamic elements when I try to copy+paste them somewhere else and replace it with the usual "lorem ipsum" AND give me a warning that you had to unlink the copied dynamic elements, instead of a warning, that I cannot do this at all?

Cheers and keep up the great work!

  • Pavel Kukla
  • Nov 11 2021
  • Cormac Kerrigan commented
    11 Jun 12:45pm

    This is so annoying and even more difficult to copy/paste now that Webflow have removed the two tabs option. Surely there has to be a fix to this very basic ask?

  • Yahya Hisham Al-Helly commented
    11 Dec, 2023 06:49pm

    I found a work around this issue. First all links inside the layout have to be broken, then the layout should be converted into a component. Then just add the component into your new page, now edit the component and comp content, exit component editor, now paste the content into a section or body.

  • Lorrie LeJeune commented
    25 Feb, 2022 02:12pm

    Yes please! This is so annoying.

    The paste could automatically detach the connections and simply paste the html and the css classes. They made it very hard to work smoothly with dynamic content.

  • Natalie Russo commented
    23 Dec, 2021 04:22pm

    Just kidding - I figured out that I can still do that lol.

  • Natalie Russo commented
    23 Dec, 2021 04:18pm

    Yes! I used to do this by opening a second window of the site and then when I pasted it, it would automatically break the connections. Since you can only have one designer in there now, it removed this ability.