There are many instances when a user wants to duplicate a certain post to make changes while trying not to alter the source.
This scenario often occurs when an editor wants a junior author to make changes to his work without affecting the original work.
There are two possible ways to duplicate WordPress pages which are with and without plugins, whichever you prefer, we have covered the whole process in detail.
Duplicating posts on WordPress without plugins
In making use of plugins the main idea in use is to copy the contents from one page to another.
For instance, using the Gutenberg Editor has made it easier to copy content from page to page with just a few clicks.
Using the Gutenberg Editor
You can duplicate posts from the WordPress post dashboard using the Gutenberg Editor. To get access to this feature click on the three-dot icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen. Then from the list of options made available click on “copy all content”.
Once you are done with copying all your contents, click on the “add new” from the post menu which is on the dashboard.
On the new page, you will see a drop box where you can add the title of your post after which you paste all the contents copied previously on the first block.
One thing you will observe after pasting is that the contents of this new post will be in the same format as that of the original post.
You can now edit your post whilst leaving the original ones untouched.
Using the Classic Editor
You can also “copy and paste”posts using the Classic Editor. But in this case, it is better to switch to the ” text mode ” to copy the order of the content than the Visual mode.
Once this is done click on the “Add New “button. Then add a suitable title to the new post and then paste the copied contents on the text mode of the new post.
Finally switch to the visual mode of the new post to see the duplicated content on the new post. From there you can then edit your posts to your satisfaction.
Duplicating posts using plugins
The previous method is simple to do but is inefficient when you have many pages or posts you wish to duplicate. Thus the need for a plugin is highlighted in this case.
Aside from duplicating posts, the user can also benefit from the additional features offered by the plugin. Moreover, the process of duplication using a plugin is cleaner when compared to the previous method.
Below are some of the plugins a user can use to duplicate posts on his WordPress site.
Duplicate Post plugin
This is one of the popular plugins used for editing and duplicating posts. This plugin has a variety of ways to clone posts.
To clone posts you can do it by clicking on the clone option from the post menu on the dashboard or by clicking on the “new draft” to create a WordPress duplicate page where you can then edit your posts.
You can also clone a post in the editing process by clicking on the “copy to a new draft” button found on the publishing menu box.
One of the advantages of this plugin is that it allows the user to clone or duplicate posts in bulk.
To do this, you have to select multiple posts in the WordPress post menu on the dashboard and then click on the clone option from the bulk action drop-down list.
Duplicate page plugin
This is one of the available plugins used in the duplication of posts.
To do this you have to click on the “duplicate this ” link to create a WordPress duplicate page. This particular setting is also available on the individual edit page or post located in the publish menu box.
The core settings of this plugin allow the user to configure his duplication process using the list of options that are made available by this plugin.
If in case a user wants to gain access to more features you should upgrade to the pro version.
Final Thoughts on How to Duplicate Pages in WordPress
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