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Thao Pham-Aaltonen
Occasional Contributor

Hello, I've been searching to see if this is possible but it appears with the modern experience, you can only copy a site page to the same Site Pages library in the same site.  If I switch my view to Classic Experience, I can copy a site page to another site if I put in the URL path to the other site's Site Pages library.  Does anyone know if this will be available in the modern experience?  We have to use ShareGate currently to copy modern pages from one site to another but we would like to have the ability to do this in the SharePoint UI.   Thanks, Thao

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You are correct, the copy option in the Site Pages library does not allow to copy the page to a different site. I have cheched the Office 365 roadmap, but there is not a new feature under development to cover this requirement
Thanks, Juan, I did some more digging around and see it's been put in as a suggested idea so I voted for it.
https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/35035618-add-the-...
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@Thao Pham-Aaltonen I've been struggling with this as well and managed to create a workaround with Flow where you create a copy of the page in the new site collection.

 

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Set up the flow as below and then trigger it by checking out and checking the sites.

 

It has a few drawbacks though:

1. All the pages assets are sourced to the old sites assets library, I haven't found a way to move them without having to relink every single news item. I tried the move action, but in the SP UI you cannot select the site assets library as a target destination. So you cannot delete the old site because the all assets link will be broken on the pages.

 

2. The one owning the flow will be the creator of all the news created in this manner.

 

3. Creation date will be changed to the current time, which will screw up the ordering of news for example. But if you don't have a massive amount news pages to move you can keep the chronological order of them if you check out each site separately, starting with the oldest. And then you can just bulk move the rest.

@NiclasDahl Thanks, Niclas, I'm going to try this out when I get a chance.

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