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How to duplicate a page In WordPress: Easy to follow guide

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You just finished writing a post and publish it. Next, you check everything and realize you need to make some alterations. However, will the changes work? What if you prefer the way it was before? In case this happens, you better save a copy or duplicate what you already wrote.

This is also useful if you’re looking to work on your page design. You can always copy and paste your content to work on it later. But by doing this you won’t be moving the SEO optimization, the images or any relevant elements included on the post.

 

Cloning a post or page can bring you multiple advantages. The number one is formatting the way you want your posts to look like. By doing this, everyone will be able to keep the same post style when creating a list post. Think about how much time you will save without having to format a post each time you write a new one.

The best solution is for you to learn how to duplicate a page in WordPress and use it as your template. This will allow you to perform the needed changes while keeping the original source and use it as needed.

This is all about saving your time. By learning how to duplicate a page in WordPress you will save time and duplicate a page with just one click. This tutorial teaches you all the steps with the help of plugins. Easy and simple.

Why should you learn how to duplicate a page in WordPress?

 

To work on your website design, you can copy and paste your existing content in order to make the changes you want.

This can be done, but by doing it you lose all SEO information, all the images, and other elements besides text.

We can only thank WordPress for the amazing feature of duplicating pages.

More than once, you’ll have the need to change and work on older posts of your WordPress site.

Of course, you can always open a post and edit it. But this won’t be the ideal solution if someone else is working on it, or if you want to keep the two posts.

How to duplicate a page in WordPress

 

Copying a page from a WordPress page requires one of two things: you either know code, or you use a plugin. This article is meant to teach the most simple and easy way to do it, so don’t worry. We won’t be talking about code. Instead, we show you the best plugins you can work with to duplicate pages in WordPress. Keep it simple, and you won’t go wrong.

Before we go on though, there’s one golden rule we must share. Whenever you need to copy a page, one of them has to be deleted due to SEO reasons. Google is very sensitive about duplicated pages, and you can expect a little slap on the hand too.

Your successful guide to Duplicate Pages and Posts on WordPress

 

Choose a plugin and install it

WordPress plugins to help you clone a page

You can use Google and battle to find the best in the middle of 8 million searching results. We wanted to make your life easier, and these are our top choices for plugins that let you duplicate a page in WordPress. Go ahead and try them, choose the one you like the most.

WordPress duplicate page

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A very popular plugin that gives you the possibility to duplicate posts, custom posts, and pages, all in one click. The duplicate page allows you to set duplicated pages as public, private, draft or pending. Once you activate it, you’ll see a new feature on all the posts and pages called “Duplicate this”.

Duplicator

Duplicator
 

Tough and fierce, the Duplicator is your best weapon. Forget about simple duplicating. Duplicator takes it to the next level and allows you to migrate, move, and clone a site from one place to another. It’s so amazing, you can even use it as a backup too. Great plugin if you need to make resembling sites. It will save you lots of time!

WordPress Duplicate Post

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With this plugin, you can clone all types of posts. It not only copies your content, but it also takes it to drafts so you can edit it. This plugin, once activated, will give you two options in every post title. Clone Option – creates a duplicate of a post without having to open its source in the editor. New Draft – copies and opens the selected post allowing you to edit as you wish. You can even go to the settings and define which elements are copied.

Clone a WordPress page with a plugin

After you choose and install your plugin, go to the Settings page. There are two ways of doing this: One is by clicking on Settings next to the plugin name. The other is by going to the Settings on WordPress and choose Duplicate Post option.

You will have three pages full of settings for you to review and customize:

1. On this page, you can choose what has to be copied from various elements to the duplicate post or page. To identify your copy, you can change its name.

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2. Choose your permissions. You can allow two situations: one to give the users the opportunity to duplicate content and one about what kind of content you can duplicate.

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3. Display, to set the visibility of the option. The best thing to do is select them all, that way you won’t have issues about backtracking and the duplicate option will be accessible at all times.

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Every time you need to copy a post or page, go to Pages or Posts and you’ll find it.

If you only want to clone one page, just have to hover the desired page and then click on:

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• Clone if you’re looking to create a clone of the post or page. If you choose a published page, the new copy will also be published.

• New Draft to create a copy without worrying about it going live. This feature saves the copy on Draft so you can work on it peacefully.

If you have many pages to clone, select all the pages you would like to duplicate. On the drop-down menu, on top of the post and page list, select “Bulk Actions”, and then click on Clone.

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To make your life easier, and avoid having to go back to Posts or Pages here's what you can do. If you want to create a draft duplicate you can just Copy into a new draft under the Publish settings.

And on top of that, there’s one more option that helps you create a duplicate. When you open your page Preview you can see on the admin bar on top, the option “Copy to a new draft”. Now, this is saving time!

Now that you learned these tricks you can feel confident to clone and duplicate WordPress pages or posts perfectly. The best part? These methods only require a few minutes to do. This way you can let your creativity flow, and when in doubt, clone!

Albert Ślusarczyk
Albert Ślusarczyk
As the co-creator of Be Theme, I am a strong believer in designing with care and patience. I pour my energy, time & knowledge into perfecting the theme for our 157,000+ customers.

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