Copy a site

To create a site quickly, you can copy an existing site.

Before you begin

Role required: content_admin or admin

About this task

The site copy option creates a complete standalone copy of the site and all its resources. If you are copying a site to create a second site, it is best to use this option after the first site is complete, tested, and production ready. Copying a site includes pages, CSS, content blocks, and menus. Images are stored separately in the sys_attachments table and not included in the copy. There are various reasons why site copying is useful, such as site versioning, branding, or creating a backup.

To copy just a few pages without duplicating all the resources (CSS, blocks, menus), use the page copy option. Page copy duplicates the page but not the resources used in the page. For more information, see Copy a page.


  1. Navigate to Content Management > Sites > [Site Name].
  2. On the Site form, click Copy.
  3. Type a name for the new site.
    New site name

    This name is a prefix for all the site elements duplicated. Do not use Portal or CMS in the site name.

    A progress bar shows the copy process.

    When the process is complete, the Site form shows information for the new site.