Opening multiple pages workaround

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The old desktop version used to allow you to open multiple pages so you could copy and paste back and forth between pages. Really streamlined the process. The newer online version does not, so you have to close the page you are working on, open a new one, and so on. Definitely NOT an improvement! However, I just figured out that if I open Homestead in several tabs on my browser, I'm able to accomplish what is lacking in the new version. Not the best solution, but a workaround...
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As long as you are using one of the newer templates that has the Master Template feature, you don't even need to copy and paste. If you just add the element to the master page, then it appears on the other pages. If you have any pages that you don't want the information copied to, you can turn off the Master Template. However this only works if you want the element in the same location on each page. This is most useful for things that go near the top/header of your page like a logo, phone number, etc.

Also, depending on what you are copying, text, images etc. you will want to be careful about doing this as search engines don't really like to see duplicate content on multiple pages.

I hope this helps.

Mike
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I'm not talking about duplicating pages. There are many elements - snippets, photos, names with crazy spelling, dates, for example - you want showing on more than one page - not necessarily (in fact rarely) in the same position on all the pages. It used to be easy to simply copy and paste between your pages. Other than the way I suggested - multiple tabs - there is no longer any way to do that.

Having said that, one thing about Homestead has never changed - customer service! It was a deciding factor in me staying with your company.
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That does indeed make it more difficult, if the content goes in different locations then the Master Template does not really help.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I view multiple pages while editing? It was available in the downloaded version..
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Drew N, Community Manager

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I agree with you John9568, it isn't perfect, but it is better.

Thanks

Drew

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