I was wondering what's the best way to copy a PublishingPage that will preserve the webparts, but also, if this base PublishingPage I have, contains a document library, how can I ensure that, the document library for each copied publishing page is unique, i.e. it's not a shared document library?

Thanks for everyone's help.

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    To start with: Libraries are in no way connected to Page Layouts. What you are talking about is the webpart displaying content from the library on the page layout. Commented May 31, 2013 at 6:51
  • So when you add a document library web part to a page, the uploaded documents aren't specific for that page, but on a site level, and just filtered out?
    – user17061
    Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 4:37
  • The libraries live at Web level Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 8:37

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You can use the Manage Content and Structure interface to move complete publishing pages. You access this from the Site Actions menu.

However, if you have a list/library web part in the page and you move it to another site you risk corrupting the source list/library so be careful you only move pages with these web parts within the same site.

  • I should of been more clear, I'm asking from a coding point of view, sorry about that, I've been trying to find some API's that can permit the copying of an existing publishing page that I can then modify it's existing web parts and update it's search query for example.
    – user17061
    Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 4:36
  • Ah OK - not my area - good luck. Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 7:01

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