How to Duplicate Posts on WordPress

Like widgets, you can duplicate WordPress posts.

In this post, we will see the steps to do this task. Let’s see how to duplicate posts on WordPress.

Duplicate WordPress Posts

Install and activate “Duplicate Post” plugin. If you need any help with plugin installation, check out this guide.

After you installed the plugin, I suggest you to go to the settings of the plugin (Settings > Duplicate Post).

Under “What to copy” tab, you can set what to copy and what not to copy. In this instance, I leave the settings intact and the following is the default settings (click the image to see its enlarged version).

What to Copy tab

Under “Permissions” tab, you can allow and disallow the permissions for the roles you prefer.

Permissions tab

Under “Display” tab, you can set where you want to see links of the plugin.

Display Tab

Once you changed the settings, click on “Save Changes” button.

Now, head over to the “Posts.”

Find the post that you want to duplicate. Hover the mouse over that post, and you can find two links – “Clone” and “New Draft.”

Clone – Duplicates the post as Draft; However, it does not open the duplicate post in the post editor.

New Draft – Duplicates the post as Draft and open the duplicate post in the post editor.

Two options to clone post

Click on a link you prefer. In this instance, I’m using “Clone” link.

Duplicate post

That is all. Now, you can see the duplicate post as Draft. You can make changes to the duplicate post as per your need.

Here are some important things you need to know:

You can duplicate multiple posts at once. To do that, select all the posts you want to duplicate. From the drop-down list at the top, choose “Clone.” Hit “Apply” button, and that is all.

This plugin works for the pages too. The steps to duplicate pages is same as duplicating posts.

Alternative Way

Usually, Page Builders can duplicate content.

If you are using page builder on your blog (I am using Thrive Architect on my blog), then you can use it to create a duplicate.

In this instance, I am going to demonstrate the steps using Thrive Architect.

Open the post that you want to duplicate. Click “Edit with Thrive Architect” button.

After Thrive Architect loads with your content, click on the “Gear” icon on the top of the Editor Sidebar. Navigate to the “Template Setup.”

You can see the “Save Content as Template” option. Click on it.

Template Setup Tab

Provide the name for the template. Click on “Save Template” button.

Template Saving Popup

That is all. The entire post content is saved as a template.

From now on, you can use that “Template” (Drag and drop “Content Template” element into the Editor > choose template) to duplicate posts.

Keep in mind that the above steps can duplicate pages too.

Both the ways can do the task and I suggest you to choose the one depending upon your requirements.

Also see:

How to Schedule Posts and Pages on WordPress

How to Hide Posts and Pages on WordPress

How to Delete Posts and Pages on WordPress


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