Copying slots

When a slot is added to an edition, the contents of that slot are initially empty and it will need to be populated with content. Some of these slots will contain content that is relatively static, modelling an area of your website or app that only changes once per quarter, for example. Rather than having to populate the same slot from scratch each time you add it to a new edition, you can now copy a slot, and its contents, from one edition to another.

A copy of the slot will be added to the edition you chose, including every content item it contains. In the new edition you can then choose to add or delete items from the copied slot, or rearrange the items within it.

In the example below, the "Main sale edition" contains 4 slots, including a "Home Page" slot. This slot contains content promoting a winter collection: 4 images and a grid. We are creating an edition for a November sales promotion and want to keep most of the same content from this slot, but update a few images. To save time, we can copy the slot to the new edition and update its contents.

To copy a slot, right-click the slot in the edition details window and choose "Copy slot to another edition" from the menu.

Choosing a slot to copy
Choosing a slot to copy

Choose the event and edition into which to copy the slot- in this case the "Winter promotion" edition within the "Winter sale" event. You will not be able to copy the slot if the target edition already contains the slot or the edition is not in "Draft" mode.

Click "Copy" to copy the slot.

Choosing the edition into which to copy this slot
Choosing the edition into which to copy this slot

A message will be displayed indicating that the slot has been successfully copied to the target edition.

The slot has been successfully copied
The slot has been successfully copied

Here's the winter promotion edition with the newly copied "Home page" slot. All the content has been copied, including the grid and the items it contains.

The Winter promotion edition with the copied slot
The Winter promotion edition with the copied slot

If you wish to copy a complete edition, and all its slots, to another editions, you can use the "Copy edition" feature.

You can also copy a slot from its contextual menu or sidebar in the timeline view.

Copying a slot from the timeline view
Copying a slot from the timeline view

Adding content to slots

Viewing and filtering slots in the timeline

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