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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.

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.

Occasionally, you might require an element like a product recommendation section or banner that needs to vary under specific conditions. In such cases, you can detach a Symbol from its source, Making a Symbol inline, which converts it into a standard Builder block. This way you can make inline changes for that particular instance.

For more on customizing Symbols, visit Adding Inputs to Symbols.

Tip: For 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.

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.

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

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

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