Move several stacks at once - how?

How it is possible to move at once some stacks on page? You need to transfer several stacks to another, but how can this be easiest to do to not drag one at a time?

The only way to do this is to make a partial, then copy the partial.

Or stick them in one column and copy that over.


I can’t tell if you are moving stacks from one location on a page to another location on the same page, or to a different page.

First, partials rock! Learn about them if you aren’t familiar.

However, for organization within a page I tend to take advantage of the 1 column stack: put relelvant stacks into a 1 column, then copy/paste somewhere else on same page or another page.

… this only covers moving. If you want the content to be the same in 2+ places (even with future changes) then partials are the way to go.


Yes, you have to drag each stack into the 1 col… Which can still be time consuming if you don’t start out that way and are backtracking.

Thanks for all answers.

Speech, of course, about transferring several stacks on one page. It’s just strange and incomprehensible why you can not hold the button CMD select several stacks and move them higher or lower.

I believe this is something that Yourhead wants to include, but you can always give Isaiah and his team ideas about future versions of the Stacks plugin on their slack channel


Couple of things that I do that help me, along with the other suggestions made (e.g. partials, and grouping within 1 columns). One I use JW’s CSS Box stack and place multiple stacks within…then move at will. I’ve read that the stack has a low code footprint which helps to avoid and code wonkiness (this has been my experience). Secondly, if the items that I am grouping are modal elements etc., (i.e. they aren’t visible on layout) I place them in JW’s Static Height stack for grouping purposes. One can even set the static height to 0 and display that in edit mode, thus saving a lot of vertical space when editing. I too agree with others…that this would be a great app level feature. Hope that helps.

Is there a way to make a rubber band selection around multiple stacks or preferably shift click and command click? I remember when they added this to pages on the left in RapidWeaver 7 and that was such a nice addition. Is there a mode or way to do the same with stacks. I have to move so many and this is very slow and tedious.

This is possible now in Stacks 4. It was one of the main new features.

Thanks Joe, thanks for the reminder that this was added in Stacks 4. I watched the video again. I have been doing that for a while now and forgot you couldn’t select more than one stack at a time. What I was wondering though is if you could click stack one and then shift click to stack 20 and have 1-20 selected. Or do a rubber band selection around them. It doesn’t seem to be possible from what I can tell but perhaps in an update.

Thanks again for the help and reply.

If I understand what you’re saying “rubber band”, you can use Joe’s free Pen stack.

Place it on the page and select the other stacks you want to group into the Pen stack.


Thank you, I hadn’t heard of that before and will download it. I have been doing what Joe said and just creating one column stacks. But pen adds no code to the page I love the note. So glad I asked this is super helpful.

I did hear back from Isaiah that hopefully rubber-band editing will become a feature in a future release (and hopefully shift clicking a range (I get that can be more difficult with side columns). I love that Joe makes videos of so much of his stuff, it is so very helpful!

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