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How To Clone A WordPress Post Or Page

There may be a number of reasons why you may want to duplicate 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 e-commerce shop, most of your store pages will most likely have the same layout and similar content. For this reason, great WordPress e-commerce themes are designed to let you easily clone your product pages …

(Many e-commerce themes let you easily duplicate store 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 easily copy a page or post on your WordPress site.

How To Easily Duplicate A Post On Your WordPress Blog

The easiest way to copy a WordPress post or page without editing code is to use plugins.

There are several plugins available in WordPress for cloning pages and posts pages and posts. Many of these plugins are free and some offer free versions with premium 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 WordPress site.

For this tutorial, we’ll use one of many great available post/page cloning plugins.

Duplicate Post

(Duplicate Post – WordPress Plugin)

Duplicate Post lets you clone posts or pages, or edit posts/pages as a new draft. Clicking ‘Clone’ duplicates the pages and posts without opening them. Clicking ‘New Draft’ will copy the posts and pages and also open these for you in the editor.

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

For more details, go here}:

Installing Duplicate Post

You can install this WordPress plugin using a manual installation method, or install it directly from your WP dashboard.

To install a post/page cloning plugin directly from your dashboard, do the following:

Go to your Dashboard and click on Plugins > Add New …

(Plugins – Add New)

This brings you to the Plugins area …

(Plugins section)

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 area – Search plugins)

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

(Plugins screen – Plugin installation)

Activate the plugin …

(Install and activate the plugin)

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

(Plugins section – Duplicate Post plugin activated)

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

(Plugins section: Duplicate Post – Settings)

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

(Settings Menu > Duplicate Post)

Configure your settings and click the ‘Save Changes’ button to update your changes …

(Duplicate Post Options screen – plugin settings)

For more details, go here}:

Now, when you go into your Posts or Pages screen, you should see enabling you to clone your page/post …

(Post Editor – ‘Clone’/’New Draft’ links)

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

(Cloned post)

Normally, when you duplicate a page or post, WordPress copies the post/page title and adds the number “2” to the end of the URL …

(Cloning affects the permalink of your post/page)

Unless you plan to use the same slug, you should consider modifying the title of your post and the 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 duplicate WordPress posts and pages.

Related WordPress Tutorials And Articles

The articles and tutorials below will help you gain a better understanding of the features discussed above, and learn how to use posts in WordPress:


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