How to Duplicate a WordPress Page or Post With 3 Simple Plugins

>How to Duplicate a WordPress Page or Post With 3 Simple Plugins
  • How to Duplicate a WordPress Page or Post With 3 Simple Plugins

This post was last updated on 6/17/2018

At some point, most of you will need to duplicate a page or post on your WordPress site for different reasons.

For example, you might want to make some changes to one of your already published pages, but you want to see how those changes will look like first, therefore you’ll need to duplicate the page, make the changes, and then preview them.

In this post, I’ll show you how to duplicate a WordPress page or post with the use of 3 different plugins.

1. Duplicate Post

Duplicate Post plugin

Active installs: 2.000.000+

This plugin allows to clone a page or post, or edit it as a new draft. After you install it, two links will appear under your posts and pages: “Clone” and “New Draft”.

Duplicate a Page with Duplicate Post plugin

  1. New draft: This will send you directly to the editing area, so you can quickly modify what you want; it basically speeds up things a little bit.
  2. Clone: This just duplicates the page or post and adds it to the list, without sending you to the editing area. This is useful if you have several posts or pages that you want to duplicate.

Once you press “Clone”, the cloned page / post will be a draft. Some duplication plugins clone them as published, which is not that good.

This plugin also comes with several interesting and useful settings (found in Settings -> Duplicate Post), which allows you to choose what to copy:

  • Copy post/page date;
  • Copy post/page status;
  • Copy excerpt;
  • Copy attachments;
  • Copy children.

In this screenshot, you can see all of its settings:

Duplicate post WordPress plugin settings

I forgot to mention that this plugin also supports custom post types.

More info / Download

2. Post Duplicator

Post Duplicator WordPress Plugin

Active installs: 100.000+

This a more simple plugin, with fewer settings, but it gets the job done nevertheless.

This plugin allows you to make an exact duplicate of the post or page.

It supports custom post types, custom taxonomies and custom fields.

After you install the plugin, a “Duplicate Post” / “Duplicate Page” button will appear if you hover your mouse over a post / page.
duplicate wordpress page

Once you press the duplicate button, you’ll get an exact clone of that page or post (it won’t copy the comments, though).

The clone will be a draft, unless you select something else in the settings, which are found in Tools -> Post Duplicator. Here they are:

Post Duplicator plugin settings

More info / Download

3. rDuplicator

rDuplicator WordPress plugin

Active installs: 100+

Update (6/17/2018): This plugin is outdated. As an alternative, try Duplicate Page and Post.

If you want to support new WordPress plugins and developers, or if you just want a simple and light duplication plugin, without any settings, then you can choose rDuplicator.

You just need to install it and then start duplicating, by hovering your mouse over a post / page, and then pressing “Duplicate”.

Duplicate a WordPress page with rDuplicator

The clone will be a draft. It also supports custom post types.

More info / Download

Conclusion

Now you know how to duplicate a WordPress page or post on your website, without any hassle!

Note that, while this can come in handy, it can also cause trouble, especially when it comes to SEO. If your duplicate posts / pages are published (without having largely modified content), not drafts, then you can run into duplicate content issues.

Hope you enjoyed the post and found it useful! Don’t forget to share the post with your friends!

By | 2018-06-17T10:31:18+00:00 December 25th, 2015|Plugins|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Sophie Areli | Club Money Bin November 26, 2016 at 4:39 AM - Reply

    Thank you so much! This post was super helpful. I was using the Duplicate Post plug-in at first, but it doesn’t work for certain templates. So, the Post Duplicator that you recommended ended up working like a charm! Thanks again.
    – Sophie

    • ThemeSkills December 2, 2016 at 2:51 AM - Reply

      Glad it worked!

  2. Kirstov October 24, 2017 at 11:34 PM - Reply

    Hey Theme Skill I have another one , got no database settings so more faster performance (make draft copy):

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicate-post-littlebizzy/

  3. Suresh Mothsara April 28, 2018 at 7:21 AM - Reply

    Good tutorial for copy page because sometime it need to clone same layout from one page to another and it will very helpful for it and also able to copy page layout via making it duplicate thanks for informative article

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