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Cloning and copying content


General

What is the difference between cloning and copying?

You can copy content from your own website or from a different website. When you copy a content item, you create a copy of the item that is fully editable. The original content and the copy are treated as separate items in Pangea CMS, so any updates to the original item do not affect the copy.

You can only clone content that was created by a different website. When you clone a content item, you create a clone of the item that is partially editable. Some settings in the clone can be edited, but other settings are unavailable for editing and must always match the original. Settings that are not editable in the clone will update automatically based on changes to the original content. For example, you cannot add new posts in the clone of a Live Blog. However, posts added to the original Live Blog are also added to the clone.



Copying content

What content types can I copy?

You can copy the following content items from another website or from your own website:

  • Text-based content:
    • Article
    • Backgrounder
    • Blog
    • FactCheck
    • Feature
    • Feature Story
    • News
    • Transcript

You can copy the following content items from another website but not from your own website:

  • Multimedia:
    • Photo Gallery
  • Interactive:
    • Dynamic Infographics
    • Poll
    • Quiz
    • Snippet
    • Static Infographics

How can I copy a content item?

  1. Find the content item that you want to copy using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  2. Click the Make a copy of item icon in the relevant box on the search results page.
  3. Click Make a copy to confirm.

The edit screens for the copy open. Most settings match the original content item with the following exceptions:

  • Title: The prefix [COPY] - is added to the title to ensure unique naming. You can edit the title according to your preferences.
  • Categories: When you copy content from another website, the categories are not transferred. You need to click General in the left panel and select at least one category (previously zones).

What happens after I copy a content item?

You can edit all settings and content in the copy according to to your preferences, and then save or publish it.



Cloning content

What content types can I clone?

You can clone the following content items from another website:

  • Text-based content:
    • Live Blog
  • Multimedia:
    • Audio Clip
    • Document
    • Loop Video
    • Video

It is not possible to clone a content item that was created by your own website.

How can I clone a content item?

  1. Find the content item that you want to clone using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  2. Click the Make a clone of item icon in the relevant box on the search results page.
  3. Click Make a clone to confirm.

The edit screens for the clone open. Some settings are fully editable, while other settings are unavailable for editing. For detailed information about the conditions that apply for cloning specific content types, refer to the following sections in this article.

What conditions apply when I clone an Audio Clip?

You cannot change the source file in the clone of an Audio Clip. All other settings (such as the title and introduction) are editable and do not need to match the original.

If the source file is changed in the original Audio Clip, it is also changed in the clone.

What conditions apply when I clone a Document?

You cannot change the source file in the clone of a Document. All other settings (such as the title and introduction) are editable and do not need to match the original.

If the source file is changed in the original document, it is also changed in the clone.

What conditions apply when I clone a Live Blog?

Certain content and settings are fully editable in the clone of a Live Blog, while other content and settings need to match the original version. You cannot perform the following actions in the clone of a Live Blog:

  • Add new posts
  • Edit or delete existing posts
  • Update the Broadcast time zone setting
  • Update the Date & time from and Date & time to settings
  • Update Twitter feed settings
  • Update Highlights / Summary settings

The clone inherits updates to the content and settings listed above from the original Live Blog. For example, posts added to the original Live Blog are also added to the clone.

The remaining settings (such as the title, introduction, and main image) are editable and do not need to match the original.

For more information about editing a Live Blog, refer to the following article:

What conditions apply when I clone a Loop Video?

Certain settings are fully editable in the clone of a Loop Video, while other settings need to match the original version. You cannot perform the following actions in the clone of a Loop Video:

  • Adjust the Thumbnail settings
  • Replace the video by uploading a new file

The clone inherits updates to the settings listed above from the original Loop Video. For example, if the Thumbnail settings for the original Loop Video are changed, they are also changed in the clone.

The remaining settings (such as the title and introduction) are editable and do not need to match the original.

What conditions apply when I clone a Video?

Certain settings are fully editable in the clone of a Video, while other settings need to match the original version. You cannot perform the following actions in the clone of a Video:

  • Add or remove a Watermark
  • Adjust the Thumbnail settings
  • Replace the video by uploading a new file

The clone inherits updates to the settings listed above from the original Video. For example, if a watermark is added to the original Video, it is also added to the clone.

The remaining settings (such as the title and introduction) are editable and do not need to match the original.

For more information about editing a video, refer to the following article:

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