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Intro to Symbols

When you want to create one element, reuse it throughout your site, and update all instances at once, use a Symbol. When you edit and Publish updates, the Symbol updates apply immediately to all occurrences of that Symbol throughout your app.

You can use Symbols for any content you want to reuse, such as a header, footer, or products. In fact, you can use it for repeated content that you want to use many places, such as a definition, an introductory paragraph or even a section of illustrated code.

Make it once, reuse infinitely

Save time by creating reusable elements such as headers, footers, navigation, and forms. Updates apply automatically to all instances of your Symbol.

To create your own Symbol, see How to create a Symbol.

Customizing your Symbols

Sometimes you need an element, such as a product recommendation section or banner, that differs under certain circumstances. To achieve that, you can decouple a Symbol from its Source, so that it becomes a standard, non-Symbol, Builder block that you can change inline for that particular instance.

For more on customizing Symbols, see Making Symbols editable.

πŸ‘‰Tip: If you need a reusable component that you can edit individually, see Creating Templates. Templates are like Symbols, but when you edit a Template on a page, the other instances of that Template don't change.

Adding a symbol to another account

At this time, you cannot transfer a symbol from one account to another. One workaround is to download your symbol and upload it to your other account. To do so:

  • Open the symbol you want to copy over
  • Right click on the symbol and select Download content as JSON
  • Create a new page in your other account, right click in the editor window, and select Upload builder.json file

Next steps

For more information on using Symbols, check out the following Builder docs:


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