There are times when you may want to duplicate WordPress posts and pages.
For example, let’s say you post regular announcements on your site about different events or promotions with similar content. Instead of creating a new post for every new event or announcement, writing content, selecting the same categories, etc., you could just copy an existing post, make a few small changes to the content, publish, and you’re done!
If you run a web-based shop, most of your store pages will most likely have the same layout and similar content. For this reason, many great e-commerce themes are designed with a functionality that lets you easily duplicate your product pages …
(Many WordPress e-commerce themes allow you to easily duplicate your shop’s product pages)
An “out of the box” WordPress installation doesn’t provide a simple way to copy a page or post …
(WordPress doesn’t provide a simple way to duplicate a page or post)
In this post, we will show you how to duplicate a page or post on your WordPress site.
How To Easily Clone A Post Or Page On Your WordPress Site
The easiest way to copy a page or post in WordPress without editing code is to use a post or page cloning plugin.
There are many plugins available in WordPress for duplicating posts and pages pages and posts. Many of these plugins are free and some offer free editions with paid upgrades, giving you access to additional features.
With WordPress, cloning is not just restricted to pages and posts. You can also clone custom post types, create web page templates for other users, and even duplicate your entire web site.
For this tutorial, we’ll take a look at one of several WordPress page/post cloning plugins.
(Duplicate Post Plugin)
This plugin allows you to clone pages or posts, or edit pages/posts as a new draft. Clicking ‘Clone’ copies your posts/pages without opening these. Clicking ‘New Draft’ will copy the posts and pages and also open these in the editor for you.
The plugin copies not only the page/post content, it also copies the post/page settings and fields.
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How To Install Duplicate Post
You can install this WordPress plugin manually, or directly from your WordPress dashboard.
To install a page/post cloning plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard, do the following:
Log into your WordPress dashboard, then go to the main navigation menu and click on Plugins > Add New …
(Plugins – Add New)
This brings you to the Plugins screen …
(WordPress Plugins area)
Here you can search for, upload, and install plugins. Type in a search word into the ‘keyword’ field (e.g. “clone“, “clone pages“, etc.) …
(Add Plugins section – Search for plugins)
Locate the plugin in the results screen and click the ‘Install Now’ button …
(Plugins screen – Plugin installation)
Activate your plugin …
(Plugin installation screen)
Once you have activated the plugin, the next step is to configure the plugin’s settings …
(Duplicate Post plugin activated)
You can configure the plugin’s settings from the Plugins section by clicking on ‘Settings’ below the plugin name …
(Plugins area: Duplicate Post – Settings)
You can also get to the plugin’s settings from your Dashboard menu by selecting Settings > Duplicate Post …
(Settings > Duplicate Post)
Configure your settings and click ‘Save Changes’ to update your changes …
(Duplicate Post Options panel)
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Next time you go into your Posts or Pages screen, you should see a link allowing you to duplicate your post/page …
(Post Editor – Cloning links)
If you click ’Clone’, the post/page will be cloned, but it won’t be published. Instead, it will be saved as a draft. Clicking ‘New Draft’, and open it in the Post/Page editor …
Typically, when a post or page is cloned, a “2” is added to the end of the permalink …
(Cloning affects the permalink of your post/page)
Unless your plan is to split the content into parts, you should consider editing the title of your post and the post URL.
If you need help editing pages/posts and understanding how permalinks work, see the “Related Tutorials And Articles section below.
Congratulations, now you know how to easily clone WordPress pages and posts.
Related Articles And Tutorials
The tutorials and articles below will help you gain a better understanding of the features discussed above, and learn how to use WordPress posts:
- WordPress Pages Vs Posts
- How To Create A Post In WordPress
- How To Edit And Delete Posts In WordPress
- Using The WordPress Inline Editor Function To Edit Your Posts And Pages
- Improve Your WordPress SEO Using SEO-Friendly URLs
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