Studio Editor: Using Global Sections

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Show the same content on multiple pages without having to copy and paste. Set any section as global, then choose which pages to add it to. Any changes you make to a global section are applied everywhere it appears across the site.
An example of a global header on a Studio Editor site
A global section has a green overlay when you hover over it so you can instantly recognize it.
In this article, learn how to:

Setting a global section

By default, Studio Editor sites come with a global header and footer, appearing on all pages. However, you can set other sections as global if you want to show them on more than one page – not just a header or a footer. 

To set a global section:

  1. Select the relevant section in the Editor.
  2. Click the More Actions icon
  3. Click Set as Global.
  4. Select the relevant option:
    • Header: Sections that appear at the top of the page.  
    • Section: Sections that appear in the middle of the page (anywhere between the header and footer).
    • Footer: Sections that appear at the bottom of the page.  
  5. Enter a name for the global section. 
A screenshot showing how to select a section and make it global

Managing global sections

See and manage the site's global sections in one place. From the Global Sections panel, you can rename, duplicate, and add global sections to pages they don't appear on. You can also delete global sections that you no longer need. 

To manage a global section:

  1. Click Global Sections on the left side of the Editor.
  2. Hover over a global section and click the More Actions icon
  3. Choose what you want to do next:
    • Edit: Edit the content, design and layout of the global section.
      Note: The changes you make apply everywhere this global section appears.
    • Add to: Add this global section to multiple site pages at the same time. 
    • Rename: Change the name of the global section.
    • Duplicate: Create a copy of the global section. This is useful when you want to replicate an existing design. 
    • Delete: Remove a global section you no longer need. 
      Note: This deletes the section from the site. 
A screenshot of the management options that appear when selecting a global section in the panel
Pin a global section to the screen to keep it in place as visitors scroll up and down the page. This is a great way make a menu stand out, for example, or a banner you want to display during scroll.

Displaying a global section on other pages

After setting a section as global, start adding it to other pages. The Global Sections panel shows a checkmark   next to sections that appear on the current page. You can also see the sections that are not displayed, and add the ones you want. 
Global Sections panel, the checkmark appears next to the header and the option to add a section that isn't on the page
Before you begin:
Click a section in the panel to see a preview before adding it to the page. 
The small preview that appears in the Global Sections panel, after clicking a section

To display a global section on other pages:

  1. Go to a page you want to add the global section to. 
  2. Click Global Sections on the left side of the Editor.
  3. Choose where to add the global section:
    • Add it to the current page: Hover over the relevant section and click Add to page
    • Add it to multiple pages: 
      1. Hover over the relevant section and click the More Actions icon .
      2. Click Add to...
      3. Select the checkbox next to the relevant pages.
      4. Click Apply
  4. Move the global section to the right place on the page:
    1. Click Layers  on the left side of the Editor.
    2. Drag the section to the desired location.  
Global headers / footers are always displayed at the top or bottom of the page, accordingly. You can place other types of global sections wherever you want on every page they appear.

Detaching a section from the global version

Changes you make to a global section apply everywhere it appears. If you want to make a change to the section on a single page without affecting the rest, you can detach that specific one from the global version. 
The global section still exists, but this specific section is no longer related to it. It becomes a regular section on the page.

To detach a section:

  1. Select the relevant section in the Editor.
  2. Click the More Actions icon .
  3. Click Detach from Global Section.
A screenshot of a global section on the canvas, detaching it from the global version


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