How to Duplicate a WordPress Page (Or a Post)

How to Duplicate a WordPress Page (Or a Post)

It is actually strange WordPress hasn’t yet introduced a simple way to clone a page/post since it is a very useful feature to have.

You could always make a page template and build on top of them, but it would be better to just click “Duplicate this” and edit the new page/post you would get.

There is a way to do this, and I will show you how to simple it is, using a lightweight plugin called “Duplicate Post”.

cloning a wordpress page / duplicate posts

The easiest method to install a plugin is to search for it using the WordPress admin dashboard.

Hover over “Plugins” in the left dashboard menu (1) and click “Add New” (2), as shown in the next image:

As explained in the image above, hover over the “Plugins” menu item to the left, and click on “Add New”.

You will be taken to the page where you can type and search for plugins. Type “duplicate” in the search field (1), as shown in the image below: 

how to browse plugins in WordPress admin dashboard

 

In this case, we will be searching for a plugin named “Duplicate Post” for which we already know that it is good, but note that it is important to check the two following things when installing plugins in the future – ratings (stars) with the number of active installations and compatibility statement. *(more info at the end of this tutorial)

Click “Install Now” (4), and let it finish the installation. Once the installation is complete, just click activate.

how to install a plugin in WordPress dashboard

 

That’s it! You can now see that all of your pages and posts have a “clone” button when you hover over them.

 

Still having a problem with making duplicates of your pages? Having trouble with anything else? Then reply in the comments and we will help you with your issue, or fill in the contact form if you need additional help from our reliable web developers developers.

Quick instructions for other plugins:

*Good ratings usually mean that the plugin is working properly, and a large number of active installations usually mean that the plugin developer is trustworthy.

“Compatible with your version of WordPress” is also important, but your plugin may work just fine even if it says “Not tested with your version of WordPress”. However, compatibility checkmark along with the recent updates to plugin suggest that the development team behind it is active and that they are maintaining that particular plugin. You don’t want to rely too much on plugins that are outdated (compatibility and security issues may appear in the future!).

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