How to Duplicate WordPress Pages

If you want to know how to duplicate WordPress pages the right way, here’s how:

Yep, you guessed it… with a plugin!

There could be many reasons you want to duplicate a WordPress page. Either way, the process is the same.

Let’s get started!

Why Duplicate a WordPress Pages?

Here are a few reasons you might want to duplicate a WordPress page:

  • To keep to the same structure and layout of the original page.
  • To update an old article that you might need to save as a draft when adding new content.
  • Can save you time rather than creating a page or post from scratch.

Keep to the same structure – If your post or page has a particular layout or structure and you need to create a new page or post with many of the same features then you can duplicate a post and then just update the content of the newly duplicated post or page.

Update an old article – If you want to update an old article but you need a few days to change the new content you’re adding then you could duplicate the old post and then work on the duplicated version, saving it as a draft until it is complete. Then you’ll just need to delete the published one, quickly change the permalink to match the old post and then republish the new one.

Saves time – Whether you need to duplicate pages or posts, it can significantly save your time and keep your workflow productive.

How to Duplicate WordPress Pages

You can watch this video to see how it’s done or follow the steps below:

Here are the Steps to Duplicate WordPress Pages

  1. Go to the plugins area in your WordPress admin.
  2. Search for the plugin Duplicate Posts.
  3. Click on Install Now and then activate the plugin.
  4. Now go over to your WordPress Posts and you’ll notice there’s a clone link that shows when you hover over the posts (the same goes for your pages).
  5. Click on clone and it’ll create a copy of that post.
  6. The new post will be saved as a Draft.
  7. Done!

Step 1: Add the plugin

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Go to the plugins area in your WordPress admin and click Add New.

Step 2: Search for ‘Duplicate Post’

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Search for the plugin Duplicate Post. Click Install Now and then Activate.

Step 3: Clone feature has now been added

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Now go over to your WordPress Posts or Pages and you’ll notice there’s a clone link that shows when you hover over the posts. Click on Clone to duplicate the page or post.

Step 4: Clone the post or page

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The new post or page will be created and set as a Draft. You can now edit it and update the content.

And you’re all done!

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