Have you ever found yourself duplicating the same content over and over on a new Notion page? If so, you may have wondered if there’s a way to turn an existing Notion page into a template.
The good news is Notion makes it easy to save a page as a template within a database, ready to be duplicated with a single click.
In this article, we’ll guide you on how to turn a Notion page into a template and streamline your workflow. Keep reading to learn how.
Benefits of Using Template in a Notion Workspace
The main benefits of creating templates in a Notion workspace are:
Now we know the benefits of using templates, let’s see how to create them in a database.
How To Create a Template From an Existing Notion Page
If you use any of the database blocks in Notion, you can easily create a template within that database and duplicate it throughout. Turning a Notion page into template is a one-time process that will save you from repetitive tasks.
Let’s look at the steps to save a Notion page as template.
1. Create a new database in Notion
The first and most important step is to add a database to your Notion page. This can be either an inline or a full-page database.
Creating a template works with all Notion database types, including List, Table, Gallery, Timeline, Board, and Calendar.
2. Add a new page to the database
After creating the database, it’ll automatically add a few default pages to it. You can open any of those or add a new page and open it.
3. Click on the ‘Create a template’ button
On the new page, scroll down past the database properties and you’ll see a message with a hyperlinked text that says ‘Create a template’ at the end. Click on it and it’ll open the template editor page.
4. Give a name and add content to your template
Give your template a name and begin adding the repetitive content that you want to appear whenever the template is selected. You can use any Notion block, such as tables, images, embeds, and others.
To turn your existing Notion page into a template, you can select all of the content you want to include in the template, copy it to the clipboard with CTRL + C, and then paste it into the editor.
After everything is added, click the back button at the top to go back to the database page.
Now, whenever you add a new page inside this database, you’ll see a button to add the template content inside the page.
How To Create a Notion Template in a Database
It is no different when creating a template without copying existing page content.
To get started, follow the first three steps outlined in the previous section. Instead of copying an existing page, begin by adding fresh content directly into the template.
Once you’ve added all the necessary blocks, return to the database page to create a new page. Click on the template button, and your newly added content should appear automatically.
That’s it. Creating database template is an easy and convenient way to save time when you have repeated content and want to create multiple new Notion pages.