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How To Duplicate a Page or Post in WordPress

In this post, I am going to show you how to duplicate a page or post in WordPress with a simple click.

If you already have a great page or post style on your WordPress site, you might want to simply clone it instead of starting a new page from scratch.

So, how can you duplicate a page or post in WordPress?

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Can I Duplicate a Page or Post in WordPress?

The answer is yes, absolutely. If you have a page or post on your WordPress site, you can duplicate it in a single click using a free plugin. Or, you can use a piece of code to do it.

However, I recommend using a plugin because it’s straightforward and saves you a ton of time.

Why Duplicate a Page or Post in WordPress?

Many reasons can make you duplicate a page or post instead of starting a new page from scratch.

The main reason is usually design or structure. Writing new content usually takes time, especially if you started your blog recently and manage your blog alone.

And duplicating an existing design saves you a lot of time.

For example, If you already have an article like ’10 best online time-tracking tools’ on your blog and you write a new article called ‘top 15 project management tools,’ you can simply clone the first post and fill the blank.

Duplicating a page or post allows you to access the headlines, texts, tables, buttons, and other elements or widgets.

Now that you know you can duplicate a page or post in WordPress, let’s see how to do it this time.

Duplicate a Page or Post in WordPress Using a Plugin

In this post, I will use four different plugins to show you how to duplicate a WordPress page.

They are amazing WordPress plugins and they work well with all the best WordPress themes.

Let’s start with the first one.

Duplicate a post or page on WordPress with Yoast Duplicate Post

This Duplicate Post plugin is a WordPress plugin created by Yoast. It’s one of the most installed WordPress duplicate plugins.

This plugin allows users to clone posts of any type or copy them to new drafts for further editing.

But before using it, you first need to install the plugin.

After installing the plugin, follow this process:

1. From your WordPress dashboard, click Pages (if you want to duplicate a page) or Posts (if you want to duplicate a post). In this example, I will select Posts.

2. Hover over your mouse on the post you want to duplicate and click ‘clone’.

Duplicate a WordPress post with Yoast Duplicate Post

This post is now duplicated and is automatically set as ‘draft’.

3. To edit the draft, you can simply click on ‘edit’ or you can use the editing method you’ve always been using.

Now, if you want to duplicate a post and land straight on the editing page, ignore steps 2 and 3.

1. First, hover over your mouse on the post you want to duplicate. Instead of clicking on ‘Clone’, click ‘New Draft’.

Duplicate a page or post with Yoast Duplicate Post plugin using New Draft

The Duplicate Post plugin will automatically send you to the Editing Page to start editing immediately.

Duplicate a WordPress page or page with the Duplicate Page plugin

Duplicate Page is also one of the most popular WordPress duplicate plugins.

You can duplicate your pages, posts, and custom posts with just one click. Moreover, you can decide to clone them straight as a draft, private, public, or pending.

Like any other plugin, you will first need to install the Duplicate Page plugin.

Then go to Pages or Posts, and hover over your mouse on the content you want to replicate. Click ‘Duplicate This’.

By default, the duplicated content will be saved as ‘draft’.

Duplicate a WordPress page with Duplicate Page
Duplicate Page and Post WordPress Plugin

Duplicate Page and Post is a plugin that provides functionality to create a clone of a page or post.

Like the two previous plugins, you can duplicate pages, posts, and custom posts with a single click, and the plugin will save them as drafts.

After installing the plugin, go to Pages or Posts and find what you want to clone. Finally, click on ‘Click here to Clone’.

Clone a WordPress page with the Duplicate Page and Post plugin
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Your copy will be saved as a draft, and you can start working on it.

Post Duplicator WordPress Plugin

Post Duplicator is another plugin to duplicate a page or post in WordPress.

Like its competitors, Post Duplicator helps you quickly and easily duplicate a post.

After installing the plugin, go to Pages and hover over your mouse on the content you want to clone. Then click on ‘Duplicate Page’.

Duplicate a WordPress page with Post Duplicator plugin

If you want to clone a post instead, go to Posts and click ‘Duplicate Post’ on the article you want to reproduce.

Now It's Your Turn

Now, you know how to duplicate pages or posts in WordPress. It’s easy to do if you use a good WordPress plugin.

So, what plugin are you going to use? Will you use the Yoast Duplicate Post? The Duplicate Page plugin?

Let me know your choice in the comment section down below.

Piaff Dibota

Piaff brings a unique blend of creativity and expertise to the blogging world. Having worked as a content writer for multiple companies in different niches, he shares his blogging expertise through professional and engaging blog posts. 

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