How to Duplicate a Page in WordPress

WordPress today is an extremely popular tool for creating quality, powerful websites in 2020. In fact, approximately 40% of global websites are now WordPress based. Although a fantastic tool for building websites, there’s a learning curve involved. For beginners, some features or settings may not be immediately obvious. So, we’ve created this guide to show you How to Duplicate a Page in WordPress.

Why Duplicate a Page or Post in WordPress

What are the reasons behind wanting to duplicate a page or post? Perhaps you have another similar page that you’d like to use as a template. Maybe you have content sections, images or testimonials that you’d like to use on your new page without having to re-write or copy across. There’s many reasons to duplicate a page and speed up the job in hand.

Use a Duplicator Plugin

The quickest, easiest and safest method to duplicate a page in WordPress is to use a plugin. It’s really simple and won’t involve any interference with code in your theme. We recommend Yoast Duplicate Post. It’s a great, quick and easy solution to duplicate pages or posts. The plugin currently has over 3 million active installations, with a 4.9/5 rating. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Click plugins – add new
  2. Search ‘Yoast duplicate post’
  3. Install and activate the plugin
  4. Click Settings – duplicate post to change settings as required (see screenshot)
  5. Go to your ‘Pages’ or ‘Posts’ tab
  6. Under each page / post name you will see a ‘clone’ button. Click it!
wordpress plugin settings

That’s it, job done! If you want to clone multiple pages or posts, just select the required pages and use the bulk options menu to clone your selected pages or posts.

page Duplicate

Hint: Remember to change your page titles and meta descriptions on your cloned pages to reflect the topic of your new content

We hope this quick guide has been useful. if you have any questions about WordPress, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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