There are a number of reasons for wanting to clone a WordPress page or post.
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 duplicate an existing post, make a few small changes to the content, publish, and you’re done!
If you run an online shop, most of your store pages will probably have the same layout and similar information. For this reason, many modern WordPress e-commerce themes are designed with a functionality that lets you easily copy your store’s product pages …
(Many WordPress e-commerce themes allow you to easily copy your 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 copy a page or post)
In this step-by-step tutorial, we show you how to easily copy a WordPress page or post.
How To Duplicate A WordPress Page
If you lack technical skills, the easiest way to duplicate WordPress posts and pages is to use plugins.
There are many plugins available in WordPress for replicating pages and posts posts and pages. Many cloning 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 others, and even clone your entire web site.
Let’s take a look at how to use one of many great WordPress plugins.
(Duplicate Post Plugin For WordPress)
This plugin gives you the option to clone posts and pages, or edit these as a new draft. Clicking ‘Clone’ copies your posts and pages without opening them. Clicking ‘New Draft’ will copy the page or post and also open it in the editor for you.
The plugin not only copies the content of the post or page, it also copies the page/post fields and settings.
For more details, go here}:
Installing The Plugin
You can install the plugin directly from your WP dashboard.
To install a plugin from your dashboard, do the following:
Log into your Dashboard and choose Plugins > Add New …
(Plugins – Add New)
This brings up the Plugins area …
In this screen, you can search for, upload, and install plugins. Type in a search word into the ‘keyword’ field (e.g. “clone“, “clone posts“, etc.) …
(Add Plugins section – Search plugins)
Find the plugin in the results screen and click the ‘Install Now’ button …
(Plugin installation button)
Activate the plugin …
(Install and activate plugin)
Once you have activated your plugin, the next step is to configure plugin settings …
(Duplicate Post plugin activated)
You can configure the plugin’s settings from the Plugins area by clicking on ‘Settings’ below the plugin title …
(Plugins section: Duplicate Post – Settings)
You can also get to the plugin’s settings from your WP Dashboard menu by clicking on Settings > Duplicate Post …
(Settings Menu > Duplicate Post)
Go through these options and configure your settings, then click ‘Save Changes’ to update your settings …
(Duplicate Post Options panel)
For more details, go here}:
Now, when you go into your Posts or Pages screen, you should see a link allowing you to duplicate your page/post …
(Duplicate Post – Cloning links)
If you click ’Clone’, the page/post will be duplicated, but it will not be published. Instead, it will be saved as a draft. Clicking the ‘New Draft’ link will also clone your post/page and open it in the Page/Post editor …
(Easily clone your pages/posts)
Typically, when pages or posts are cloned, WordPress adds the number “2” to the end of the URL …
(Cloning affects the URL of your post/page)
Unless your intention is to split the content into parts, you should consider editing the page’s title and the page URL.
If you need help editing pages/posts and understanding how permalinks work, see the “Related Articles And Tutorials section below.
Congratulations, now you know how to easily duplicate a WordPress post or page.
Related WordPress Articles And Tutorials
The articles and tutorials below will help you gain a better understanding of the features discussed above, and learn how to get more benefit from using WordPress posts:
- WordPress Posts And Pages
- How To Create A WordPress Post
- Editing And Deleting A Post In WordPress
- How To Use The Quick Edit Function In WordPress To Edit Your Pages And Posts
- How To Improve Your WordPress SEO Using SEO-Friendly URLs
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