From the content editor, is it possible to copy the presentation details, renderings, layout, etc.. from Item A and paste onto Item B?

I'd like to avoid creating a duplicate of A and then resetting the content field values manually.

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Yes, the presentation values of Item A are stored as an XML construct in the raw values of the Renderings field.

You can see that field here: enter image description here

If you follow the blue arrows and click on Raw Values you'll see:

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Raw Values Method

Select the rendering field value, copy, and then in Item B, do the same thing, but PASTE the field value there.

Turn off Raw Values, and you should see the presentation on both Items now.

Editor Method

You can also use the Copy To dialogue as well. Which has been there forever, and I always forget about it.

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While this is the direct answer to your question, there is an architectural viewpoint that must be considered. Generally, adjusting presentation on Items directly is frown upon, because you break the association that it might have with the Template Standard Values that the Item derives from.

In those cases, generally you only muck with Final Renderings on the item itself, and Renderings on the Template Standard Values that the Item is made from.

For more information on that, take a peek at Sitecore's documentation on editing the layout of an item.

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    Note that you can use this technique on _Standard Values items too, and you can use it to copy Shared Layout details to Final Layout and vice versa Oct 7, 2016 at 15:15
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    This way of working is also useful is you want to copy to multiple target items. You could script this stuff...
    – Gatogordo
    Oct 7, 2016 at 15:16
  • "This way" is the raw values way.. apparently Pete added others to his answer :)
    – Gatogordo
    Oct 7, 2016 at 15:22
  • I like pictures. Oct 7, 2016 at 15:27

Yes. Open the presentation details of the item you want to copy from. you will see a link "Copy To" beside "Edit". You can pick which target devices you want and to which item you want to copy the presentation details

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    First time I've ever noticed that button there. Thanks. Oct 7, 2016 at 15:09
  • If that is what you were looking for please mark your question as answered. thanks
    – Diego
    Oct 7, 2016 at 15:13
  • OMG, how did I completely miss that all these years?! Apr 4, 2019 at 3:00

If you have Sitecore Powershell Extensions installed then there is an OOTB module available to copy/paste renderings between items.

Simply right click the item, then select Scripts > Layout > Copy Renderings and then select the Paste Rendering option on the item you want to copy to.

Copy Renderings

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