Copying/Moving Items and Pages

** You must be a Moderator or Administrator **


GroveSite's [copy] and [copy page] functionality allows Moderators and Site Administrators to copy or move several types of information -- items, files, tasks, discussion threads, and pages -- within a site, or from site to site.

This is useful if you see that a user has uploaded a file to the wrong page, or if you wish to archive older material to other pages or sites.


To copy or move information

Picture Copy or Move Item First, position yourself on the page that contains the item, file, task, or discussion thread that you wish to copy or move (this is the Source location).

Click Turn on edit.

Then click [copy] next to your content and a pop-up form will be displayed.

  • To site and page: Use the pull down menus to select the destination (site and page) to which you will copy information. If you select a site different than your current one, GroveSite will need to 'refresh' your screen to show you the pages in that site. If you are moving an Item, GroveSite will display the items on the destination page so that you may choose where this item will fall on the page. If you are moving a file from a file library, its location on the destination page will depend on sort order. If you are moving a discussion thread, its location on the destination page will depend on its date/time stamp.

  • Copy or move: Select 'copy' if the content is to remain unchanged on the source page. If you select 'move' the item will be copied onto the destination page and then deleted from its original, source location.

  • Click the Copy/Move button

To copy or move a page

Picture Copy or Move Page This works differently than the [copy] functionality for items and other content!

First, position yourself within the site in which the new page will be placed (the 'to' or 'destination' site).

Now click Turn on edit.

Click the [copy page] link that appears in the left-hand Site Navigation area.

  • From site: Use the pull down menus to select the source site from which you will copy/move a page. If you select a site different than your current one, GroveSite will need to refresh your screen to show you the pages in that site. If you are a site administrator in more than one organization, you will also see the Organization drop-down.
  • Select page to copy: Click on the page you wish to copy.

  • Place page below: The existing pages in this site are listed. Select the page that you wish to precede the copied page.

  • Copy or move: Select 'copy' if the page is to remain unchanged in the source site. If you select 'move' the page will be copied into the current site and then deleted from its original, source location. NOTE: You may not move a page if you do not have the role of Site Administrator in the source site.

  • Click the Copy/Move button.