If you create your pages using the Page Builder, you may find that you want to reuse the same layout on other pages. Or, if you’ve spent some time configuring a Content Module just the way you want it, you might want to add the same module on other posts or pages.

With the Page Builder tools, you can save all or any part of your layout – whole pages, rows, or modules – to be resued over and over again. You can save your row or module as standard or global. When you save a row or module as global, each instance of it that you drag into any page on your site is linked to all other instances.

Any change you make to one instance will update all instanced and the global saved version. If you save a row or module as standard, each instance in your layout is independent of the centrally saved row or module and from any other instance of it. In other words, once you drag a standard row or module into your layout, it’s just like any other row or module at that point.

Template Categories

Saved Page Builder Templates, Rows and Modules can be saved into different categories, which makes it easier to identify what they are. Categories are used when you are selecting Saved elements in the Page Builder.

To create an manage Template Categories, do the following:

  1. From your Dashboard, navigate to Builder > Categories
  2. All existing Categories display on the right.
  3. On the left, enter the Name of your new Category in the Add New Category field
  4. You can optionally enter a “slug” in the Slug field. WordPress will generate a slug based on your category name of you skip this step. Slugs are added to the URL of WordPress content.
  5. Select a Parent Category if needed. Categories can have a Parent/Child relationship for a more detailed organizational structure. For example, you might have a parent Category called “Staff”, then child categories for “Administrative”, “Instructional” and “Performance”. Add a Parent category first, then select that Parent when adding Child categories.
  6. Enter an optional Description. The description appears only in your Dashboard, but can help you distinguish what your Category means.
  7. Click the Add New Category button when you are finished.
  8. You can continue to add more Categories on this screen. Just continue to add all of the information above and click the Add New Category button each time.

Saving Page Templates

If you want to save a full Page Builder layout as a Template, do the following:

  1. While editing a page in the Page Builder, click on the Tools menu located in the top right corner of your screen
  2. Click on the Save Template link
  3. In the Page Builder, Give your page template a Name
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the Page Builder

Once you have saved a Page Template, you should assign it to one of your Template Categories.

  1. From your Dashboard, navigate to Builder > Templates
  2. Select the Template to which you wish to assign a Category and click the Edit link
  3. In the Categories box in the sidebar, select the Category to which you wish to assign your Template
  4. Click the Update button to save your Template

Applying a Saved Template to a Page

To apply a Saved Template to a page or post, do the following:

  1. While editing your page or post in the Page Builder, select the Templates link in the Page Builder
  2. From the Group options, click the dropdown menu and select Saved Templates
  3. From the Saved Templates options, click to select the Template that you wish to use on your page or post
  4. The Page Builder will load your Template into your page. If you have existing content on your page or post, you will be promoted to select if you want to replace the existing content or append it. Choose one option or click the Cancel button
  5. Once loaded, you are free to make edits and customizations to the page
  6. Click the Done button when you are finished editing your page
  7. Click the Publish button to make you page live, click the Save Draft button to continue working on your page later, or click Discard to close your page without saving any changes.

Saving Rows

You can also create a Saved Row, extracted from any Page Template, or just from a row you’ve created. Saved Rows can be dropped into another Page Builder page, added with other elements or combined with other Saved Rows to create new layouts.

To create a Saved Row, do one of the following:

  • Add a new page, and create a new Row using the Page Builder tools
  • Open an existing page layout that contains a Row that you wish to save

Then do the following:

  1. Hover over the Row you want to save and click the Row Settings link (wrench icon)
  2. In Row Settings in the Page Builder, click the Save As link at the bottom of the screen
  3. Enter a Name for your Saved Row, decide if it will be standard (No) or Global (Yes) and click Save

Once you have created a Saved Row, you should assign it a Category.

  1. From your Dashboard, navigate to Builder > Saved Rows
  2. Select the Saved Row to which you wish to assign a Category and click the Edit link
  3. In the Categories box in the sidebar, select the Category to which you wish to assign your Saved Row.
  4. Click the Update button to save your Saved Row

Applying a Saved Row to a Page

To use a Saved Row in a page or post, do the following:

  1. While editing your page or post in the Page Builder, select the Saved link in the Page Builder
  2. From the Saved Rows options, click to select the Row that you wish to use on your page or post
  3. Drag and drop the Row into your page  in the position you want it (Rows are added as full rows only, not as columns in other rows)
  4. Once in place, you are free to make edits and customizations to the Row
  5. Click the Done button when you are finished editing your page
  6. Click the Publish button to make you page live, click the Save Draft button to continue working on your page later, or click Discard to close your page without saving any changes

Saving Modules

You can also create a Saved Module, extracted from any Page Template, or just from a row you’ve created. Saved Modules can be dropped into another Page Builder page, added with other elements or combined with other Saved Modules to create new layouts.

To create a Saved Module, do one of the following:

  • Add a new page, and add and configure a Module using the Page Builder tools
  • Open an existing page layout that contains a Module that you wish to save

Then do the following:

  1. Hover over the Module you want to save and click it’s Settings link (wrench icon)
  2. In Module Settings in the Page Builder, click the Save As link at the bottom of the screen
  3. Enter a Name for your Saved Module, decide if it will be standard (No) or Global (Yes) and click Save

Once you have created a Saved Module, you should assign it a Category.

  1. From your Dashboard, navigate to Builder > Saved Modules
  2. Select the Saved Module to which you wish to assign a Category and click the Edit link
  3. In the Categories box in the sidebar, select the Category to which you wish to assign your Saved Module.
  4. Click the Update button to save your Saved Row

Using a Saved Module in a Page or Post

To use a Saved Module in a page or post, do the following:

  1. While editing your page or post in the Page Builder, select the Saved link in the Page Builder
  2. From the Saved Modules options, click to select the Module that you wish to use on your page or post
  3. Drag and drop the Module into your page in the position you want it – to create a new row and column, or add to an existing row or column
  4. Once in place, you are free to make edits and customizations to the Module.
  5. Click the Done button when you are finished editing your page
  6. Click the Publish button to make you page live, click the Save Draft button to continue working on your page later, or click Discard to close your page without saving any changes