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How To Clone A WordPress Post Or Page

There are several reasons for wanting to duplicate a WordPress post or page.

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 e-commerce shop, most of your store pages will probably have the same layout and similar information. For this reason, great WordPress e-commerce themes are designed with a functionality that lets you easily copy your product pages …

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

An “out of the box” WordPress installation doesn’t provide a simple way to duplicate a post or page …

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

In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to easily clone a post or page on your WordPress blog.

Copying Pages And Posts In WordPress

If you don’t have coding skills, the easiest way to clone a post or page in WordPress is to use a post or page cloning plugin.

There are various plugins available in WordPress for copying pages and posts posts and pages. Many cloning plugins are free and some offer free versions with paid upgrades, giving 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 portfolio page), create web page templates for others, and even clone your entire web site.

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

Duplicate Post

(Duplicate Post Plugin For WordPress)

Duplicate Post lets you clone a page or post or edit it as a new draft. Clicking ‘Clone’ clones the page/post without opening it. Clicking ‘New Draft’ will copy the posts/pages and also open these in the 'Post/Page Edit’ screen for you.

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

For more details, go here}:

How To Install The Duplicate Post Plugin

You can install this plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard.

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

In the main menu section of your administration area, select Plugins > Add New …

(WP Plugins Menu – Add New)

This brings up the Plugins screen …

(Plugins section)

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

(Plugins section – Search plugins feature)

Find the plugin on the results screen and click the ‘Install Now’ button …

(Plugins area – Install Plugin)

Next, activate the plugin …

(Plugin installation screen)

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

(Duplicate Post plugin activated)

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

(Plugins section: Duplicate Post – Settings)

You can also get to the plugin’s settings by going to the Dashboard menu and choosing Settings > Duplicate Post

(Settings > Duplicate Post)

Go through these options and configure your settings, then click the ‘Save Changes’ button to update your changes …

(Duplicate Post Options screen – plugin settings)

For more details, go here}:

Next time you go into your Posts or Pages screen, you should see the option to duplicate your post/page …

(Posts – Cloning links)

When you click the ‘Clone’ link, your 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 Page/Post editor …

(Cloned post)

Normally, when posts and pages are cloned, a “2” is added to the end of the permalink …

(Cloning affects the permalink of your page/post)

Unless your plan is to use a similar URL, you should consider editing the post’s title and your 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 duplicate WordPress pages and posts.

Related WordPress Articles And Tutorials

The articles and tutorials below will help you gain a better understanding of topics discussed above, and learn how to get more benefit from using posts:

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