When you purchase a template from a Notion creator, you typically add it to your workspace by duplicating a page, which often contains sub-pages. That’s as simple as clicking
Duplicate at the top-right of the page — but the button is often missing when users need it.
Let’s see what determines whether that duplicate button is visible.
Notion pages are accessible through two different domains —
notion.so/[Workspace Domain]/...— When signed-in users visit a page from its
notion.soURL, they’re accessing it through the Notion app. They can use all capabilities of Notion within their permission level for the page.
[Workspace Domain].notion.site— When a page is published, it gets a web link, which has a
notion.siteURL. That URL is accessible in a read-only format by anyone on the web, just like a web page.
When you publish a page, you have the option to
Allow duplicate as template. That’s what enables the button. In order to see it, you must visit the
notion.site version of the page.
If you find yourself on the
notion.so version of a template or other page that you know to be duplicable, you can easily switch to the web link:
Here’s an example: