I would like to know how can I make this action in SP 2013 ?

Hoping your help,



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You can download the page from site collection source, and upload the page in site collection destination.

Or you can make a granular backup of the pages library (site collection source) in Central Administration, and restore the pages library in site collection destination if you don't have any other pages you need to save in that library.

Or you can backup the entire site collection using Backup-SPSite powershell script and run Restore-SPSite to another web application (with another content database) in the same farm.

It really depends on what you're trying to accomplish by copy a page, library or site.

  • Your answer is definitely better than mine
    – SteffPoint
    Jun 14, 2016 at 10:41
  • @SteffPoint Thank you. But you have a good answer yourself, and I think we complement each other with different methods of doing the same thing :-)
    – Benny Skogberg
    Jun 14, 2016 at 10:42
  • Hi & thx but when I create a very simple page and I try to export/Import (from A to B) I got an error : Type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls.EmbeddedFormField' does not have a public property named 'div' Content and structure only works for an action in the same site collection (not between both) :'\
    – HarryUp
    Jun 14, 2016 at 10:54
  • @HarryUp Maybe you don't have all the solutions installed, or features activated in destination site collection? Looks like that from your error message...
    – Benny Skogberg
    Jun 14, 2016 at 11:29
  • Hi & many thanks Benny, it works for you ? the drag & drop solution from the sitepages library site collection A to the sitepages library site collection B ?
    – HarryUp
    Jun 14, 2016 at 14:10

Here is what I would do, copy and paste the page using two sessions of SharePoint designer.

Open the first site in SharePoint designer and navigate to the wiki page in the site pages library. Then do the same for the second site. Copy and Paste the page from one site to another.

Also note that any web parts that rely on lists or data from the first site collection may not work as expected.

  • It worked for me. But I had to copy the files one by one in order to make them work properly on the new site.
    – Fabiano
    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:48
  • Note that if you do this between SP 2010 and 2016, when you try open the page in 2016, it will give you an error: Type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls.EmbeddedFormField' does not have a public property named 'div'.
    – vapcguy
    Mar 27, 2019 at 20:40

I found a similar answer on Stackoverflow and changed it for your requirements:

One of the options could be to save a Wiki site as a site template. Then deploy it in a site collection and to create new sites from it. But unfortunately since Wiki site is Publishing based site, it is not supported to Save Site as Template.

But there is another option - moving sites via Site Content and Structure:


  1. Go to Site Settings, then Content and structure (under Site Administration)
  2. Select site you would like to move and copy action in the context menu
  3. In the Copy dialog select a destination (parent site) and then click OK

That's it.

See reference post here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/25103249/how-to-move-wiki-pages-between-sites-in-sharepoint-2013

  • 1
    Doesn't this action delete the page from the source?
    – Benny Skogberg
    Jun 14, 2016 at 10:22
  • 1
    You're right. Instead of "move" he should use "copy". Let me fix it :)
    – SteffPoint
    Jun 14, 2016 at 10:23
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    Re, The content and structure menu works fine only for one site collection. Unless I'm mistaken, you can't select another site collection. I need and would like to copy my page from the site collection A ton the site collection B.
    – HarryUp
    Jun 14, 2016 at 13:17

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