Joomla 3 Tutorial – How to Batch Copy and Paste Weblinks

by Elaine on August 11, 2013

This is an easy tutorial on how to do a batch copy and paste of Weblinks in your Weblinks component.  I was trying to create many weblinks at the same time and didn’t want to spend the time to create them one by one.  So I used the batch process to  copy the existing ones and paste them into the same category.  You can also use the batch process to copy and paste links into different categories or more existing weblinks to different categories.  Below I will show you how to copy and paste weblinks into the same category.

Overview of How to Batch Copy and Paste Weblinks

  1. Go to Weblinks Manager
  2. Select Weblinks to Copy & Click Batch
  3. Select Category to Paste Weblinks Into
  4. Weblinks Successfully Pasted

Steps:

1.  Go to Weblinks Manager

Your Weblinks is a component that is installed when you installed Joomla.  You will find the Weblinks manager under Components.

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Joomla 3.0 – Weblinks Manager in Extensions Manager
  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administrator backend
  • Click on ‘Components’
  • Click on ‘Weblinks‘, ‘Links’

2.  Select Weblinks to Copy & Click Batch

Here you will see all the weblinks you created on your site.  Each weblink must be assigned to a category.  Select all the weblinks you want to copy and click on the ‘Batch’ button in the toolbar.

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Joomla 3 Tutorial – Select Weblinks to copy and paste
  • In the Web Links Manager, use the checkbox to select the links to copy
  • Click on ‘Batch

3.  Select Category to Paste Weblinks Into

After you click the ‘Batch’ button, you will see a window that pops up.  Here you will select if you want to copy/paste the links and into which category.  In my example, I’m just copying the links into the same category.

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Joomla 3 Tutorial Weblinks Batch copy – Select Category to Paste Weblinks Into
  • In the ‘Batch process the selected links’ window
  • Set the following values:
    • Select Category for Move/Copy = Elaine CmsMind Search
    • Copy
  • Click on ‘Process

4.  Weblinks Successfully Pasted

Next screen you will see the Web links manager links again. This time there will be more links because you copied and pasted more links into it.  You will see a message that says:

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  • In Web Links Manager : Web Links, see the success message:

Batch process completed successfully

You can edit the links and change the name of them. You can tell the copies from the originals because the copies will have a number beside them as shown above.  This is my third copy of the Google and Yahoo links so it is suffixed with (3).

Hope that helps.  Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 3 Tutorial   How to Batch Copy and Paste Weblinks

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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