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How To Clone A WordPress Post Or Page

There may be a number of reasons why you would need to duplicate a post or page in WordPress.

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 an online store, most of your store pages will probably have the same layout and similar information. For this reason, many e-commerce themes are designed with a functionality that lets you easily duplicate your site’s product pages …

(Many WordPress e-commerce themes let you easily clone your product pages)

By default, however, WordPress doesn’t provide a simple way to copy a post or page …

(WordPress doesn’t provide a simple way to copy a post or page)

In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to clone WordPress posts and pages.

How To Easily Duplicate Pages And Posts In WordPress

The easiest way to duplicate a page or post in WordPress without editing code is to use a plugin.

There are a number of plugins available in WordPress for duplicating posts and pages posts and pages. Many cloning plugins are free and some offer free versions with options to upgrade to paid versions, which give you access to additional features.

With WordPress, cloning is not just restricted to posts and pages. You can also duplicate custom post types (e.g. a product page), create web page templates for other users, and even duplicate your entire website or blog.

Let’s take a look at how to use one of several available WordPress page/post cloning plugins.

Duplicate Post

(Duplicate Post – WordPress Plugin)

Duplicate Post gives you the option to clone posts or pages, or edit these as a new draft. Clicking ‘Clone’ will duplicate the pages or posts without opening them. Clicking ‘New Draft’ will copy the page/post and also open it for you in the editor.

Duplicate Post not only copies your post/page content, it also copies the post/page fields and settings.

For more details, go here}:

Installing Duplicate Post

You can install the plugin manually, or install it directly from your WordPress dashboard.

To install a cloning plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard, do the following:

Log into your WordPress site, then go to the admin navigation menu and click on Plugins > Add New …

(WordPress Plugins Menu – Add New)

This brings up the Plugins panel …

(Add Plugins screen)

In this panel, you can search for, upload, and install plugins. Type in a search word into the ‘keyword’ field (e.g. “clone“, “clone page“, etc.) …

(Add Plugins area – Search for plugins)

Locate the plugin in the results panel and click the ‘Install Now’ button …

(Plugins section – Plugin installation)

Next, activate the plugin …

(Install and activate plugin)

Once the plugin is activated, the next step is to configure its settings …

(Plugins area – Duplicate Post plugin activated)

You can configure the settings from the Plugins area by clicking on the ‘Settings’ link below the plugin name …

(Duplicate Post – Settings)

You can also get to the plugin’s settings by logging into your WordPress site, then going to your navigation menu and selecting Settings > Duplicate Post

(Settings Menu > Duplicate Post)

Configure your settings, then click the ‘Save Changes’ button 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 the option to duplicate your post/page …

(Post Editor – Cloning links)

If you click the ‘Clone’ link, your page/post will be duplicated, but it will not be published. Instead, it will be saved as a draft. Clicking ‘New Draft’, and open it in the Post/Page editor …

(Cloned post)

Typically, when you duplicate a page or post, the number “2” is added to the end of the page/post URL …

(Cloning affects the permalink of your page/post)

Unless your intention is to split the content into parts, you should consider changing the title of your page and your URL.

If you need help editing posts/pages and understanding how permalinks work, see the “Related Tutorials And Articles section below.

Congratulations! Now you know how to easily copy a WordPress post or page.

Related WordPress Tutorials And Articles

The tutorials and articles below are useful for gaining a better understanding of the features discussed above, and for learning how to get more benefit from using WordPress posts:


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