I am using my tasks as templates basically. I’m using Asana to manage editorial content (for a BOOK, not a website), and there are multiple stages of the pipeline, with each having a ‘checklist’ or ‘things to consider.’ Not all of the items in the checklist need to be checked off, but they still need to be considered, and I didn’t want to have to redo the list for over 100 pieces of content! Dragging each task by hand was insanity. (because it resulted in me needing to copy each tasks again for dragging into next piece).
I learned on YT how to create my own template:
Essentially you need to bury the checklist ONE LAYER DEEP into the task. There is still the tedious process of copying the task, but it will retain the description by the way, and copying one task with all of right pieces is better than copy 2 or 3 dozen subtasks.
What I THEN do – for my own purposes – is merge that checklist with the piece of content as it comes in. I merge the copy of the template with the content task. This retains ONLY the full checklist from the template, which is all that I need. The merge results in checklist being added to a content-specific task (with all of its attending description, comments, custom fields, etc.). KEY THING however: the merged checklist template will be marked “COMPLETE” so if you are doing any reporting on completed work vs not completed work, this will throw off your numbers. Simply do a search on all completed tasks and delete the ones marked as merged ones.