WordPress, as is common knowledge, is a potent tool for creating websites. Articles (also called blogs or blog posts) can be written, files can be uploaded, and images can be managed. What began as a blogging platform is now used by more than a third of websites online as their primary content management system (CMS).
It's true that WordPress has many useful features (like full-site editing), but you still can't copy and paste a page or post without some extra work. It seems like a minor mistake, but one that is easily rectifiable on our end. Creating a copy of a WordPress page is a breeze, and we'll show you three different methods in this article.
Reasons to Duplicate a Page
A WordPress page or post duplicate could be useful for a number of reasons. Say, for instance, that you've created a fantastic landing page to promote a brand-new product. The Facebook advertisements you're running to promote this product, however, might benefit from some A/B testing. Instead of starting from scratch, you can quickly and easily create a duplicate page, make minor adjustments, and save yourself a ton of time in the design process.
You can also make a copy of a page to use as a starting point for your next design. In order to share information with other members of your team, you may need to duplicate a large number of pages on your site. The design process could be slowed down, and deadlines could be missed, if you had to recreate each page repeatedly. It's also possible that you'll upset some of your teammates. Therefore, it can be useful to have a simple way to duplicate pages whenever you're working on your WordPress site. The Cloud feature in Divi was created in part to address this issue. To save time during the design process, you can save various page layouts in it.
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How to Duplicate a WordPress Page (Step-by-Step)
After we've talked about why you might want to copy a page, we'll talk about the three ways you can do so in your most recent WordPress project.
Duplicating a Page Using a WordPress Plugin
There are several WordPress plugins available for duplicating pages on WordPress. Before installing a plugin onto your WordPress website, keep in mind the features you are looking for, as well as the ratings and reviews of the plugin. With all of this in mind, we'll be using the Duplicate Page plugin's free version for this tutorial.
To install the plugin, follow these steps:
In the left-hand menu, click Plugins, and then click Add New. After that, simply type "duplicate page" into the search bar that appears in the upper right corner of your screen. Then, find the Duplicate Page plugin and click Install Now.
Go to your site's Pages menu once the plugin has been installed and activated. Click Pages, and then select All Pages from the submenu on the left to reach the desired location. When you put your mouse pointer over a page's name, a new option called "Duplicate This" will appear.
When you're ready to make a copy of a page, just go to that page's listing and look for a Duplicate link. After that, you can make any necessary changes to the new copy of the page. If you create a new page, you must change its permalink. The permalink URL will be copied along with the content that is being duplicated, so it is important to update it with the new information.
Make sure the Duplicate Page plugin is configured properly by checking its settings.
By adjusting the settings, you can decide how often pages should be duplicated and where the link should be displayed.
Duplicating a Page in WordPress with Divi
In WordPress, pages (or templates) built with Divi can be duplicated with little effort. Whenever you make a new page in WordPress using the Divi Builder, you can choose to clone an already existing page.
Cloning an Existing Page Using the Divi Builder
Using the Divi Builder, you can quickly make a copy of a page you just made in WordPress.
If you click the "Use Divi Builder to edit this page" button, a popup will appear with three different ways to handle the new page. In particular, we're interested in the third and final choice, "clone an existing page."
When you click the "clone existing page" button, you'll be presented with a list of all the pages already present on your site.
A copy of the page you choose will appear in the list for you to modify. Since you'll be starting from scratch, there's no need to alter the permalink.
Using Divi Layouts
A big selling point for Divi is how easy it is to make, change, and manage page layouts. All of a page's design and content are included in its layout. To help you get started quickly with both design and content, Divi includes more than a thousand different pre-made page layouts. Also, you can save your own page layouts in the Divi Library for use in the future. Alternatively, you can copy your cloud items and save them to your Divi Cloud. This is a revolutionary method of making copies of pages.
Duplicating a Page in WordPress Manually: Copy and Paste
You can manually copy a page in WordPress by going to the page you want to copy and then copying its content. Then, copy the text and paste it into a fresh document.
Learn the steps here. Go to the All Pages tab first.
After compiling your page count, the following steps should be taken: From the list of pages, hover over the page you want to edit. By clicking Edit next to the desired page's name, you can make a copy.
The following procedures should be carried out after entering the page editor: Then, select everything that appears in the main content area. To access the highlighted text, use the mouse's right-click menu. Next, choose Copy on the main menu. To access WordPress, select the icon near the page's header. The All Pages screen will load again.
Click the "Add New" button on this screen to begin making your new page.
You can copy text by right-clicking on a blank page and selecting "Copy" from the menu that appears. The information from the previous page will be imported into this one. If there are any changes that need to be made, do so, and then click Publish in the Publish box on the top right of the page.
If the page contains any unique code, you should use the text/HTML tab editor to ensure you are also copying that code along with the page's text.
Though WordPress doesn't solve the problem of duplicate pages by default, a workaround is certainly possible. With tools like the Duplicate Page plugin and the Divi Builder, plugins, and maybe even some code, you can speed up your work, make more content, and duplicate pages across your WordPress installation.