Whether you plan to use Notion for habit tracking or managing a team, the ability to duplicate templates is a powerful feature that shouldn't be overlooked. Using templates eliminates the need to reinvent the wheel — you can quickly build upon structure that other users have created and speed up your workflows.
Furthermore, duplicating a pre-designed template ensures consistency while allowing for customization. For example, in pursuits like fitness tracking, a weekly workout log template can be duplicated, maintaining a consistent format for recording activities while facilitating individual goal setting.
In this article, we will cover all that you need to know about duplicating Notion templates.
How to duplicate Notion templates and share with others?
Selling Notion templates is an effective way to generate passive income. Once you create Notion templates that people and businesses find useful, you can turn them into an avenue for generating a passive income.
It may not always be about selling though; you can also give away free templates. Think of to-do lists, project trackers, or anything else that can help in Notion. This isn't just to be nice; it's a smart move. Free templates can attract people who might later buy your more advanced ones.
The cool thing is, Notion users can duplicate these templates easily into their Notion workspace and customize them as per their requirements. You just have to enable duplication of the Notion page.
Here’s how to do that:
1. Click on the “Share” button in the top-right corner of the page
Let’s take the example of an agency dashboard page. We will show you how to enable duplication of this page. First, click on the “Share” button at the top-right corner of the page.
2. Click on “Publish” and then on the “Publish to web” button
3. Turn on the “Allow duplicate as template” option
Alright, now you know how to enable duplication of a template, let’s move to the section that talks about how to duplicate another user’s template into your workspace.
How to duplicate a Notion template into your workspace?
Let’s stick with the same page to maintain continuity. Assume someone else created the “Agency Dashboard” template, and you want to duplicate it. Here’s how you can do that.
1. Open the template that you want to duplicate
2. Click on the “Duplicate” button at the top-right corner of the screen
3. Choose the workspace where you want to create the copy
How to duplicate a page as a Notion template?
Click on the “Duplicate” button available at the top-right corner of the screen. This will prompt Notion to display a screen where you get to choose the workspace where you want to add the page as a template. Make the selection and head over to the chosen workspace. You’ll find the template there.
Feel free to edit it or move it to a subfolder.
It’s worth noting that the “Duplicate” button will be available only if the owner has enabled duplication for the page.
How long does it take to duplicate a Notion template?
It takes about a minute to duplicate a Notion template into your workspace. However, if you need to request the owner to grant access, it might take a while longer.
How to allow duplication of Notion pages as template?
It’s a simple three-step process — First click on the “Share” button at the top-right corner of your screen. Next, click on “Publish” and then on the “Publish to web” button. Finally, turn the toggle on for the “Allow duplicate as template” option.
After you complete these steps, share the URL of the page with others and they will be able to see an option to duplicate the page into their workspace.