WordPress is, as we all know, a powerful program that enables users to create websites. You may write articles (more generally known as “blogs” or “blog posts”), upload documents, manage photos, and much more. Over the years, what began as a blogging platform has evolved into the content management system (CMS) of choice for more than one-third of the internet.
However, despite WordPress’ numerous capabilities (such as full-site editing), you cannot duplicate a post or page by default. It seems to be a minor oversight that we can easily rectify. In this post, we will discuss three simple methods for duplicating a WordPress page.
Why a page should be duplicated
There are a variety of motives for duplicating a WordPress page or post. An example would be if you created a fantastic landing page for a new product you were releasing. Nonetheless, you may choose to do A/B testing on the Facebook advertisements you are running to market this product. As opposed to completing all of your hard work again, you may just replicate the page in question, make minor modifications, and drastically save your design time.
A second purpose of duplicating a page is to facilitate the design process. In order to provide new material for other members of your team, you may need to replicate a lot of pages on a very large website. If you were required to recreate each page many times, your design process may be slowed considerably, which could result in missed deadlines. Not to mention that you may irritate a few of your teammates.Consequently, having a fast and simple method for duplicating pages might be useful when working on your WordPress site. This is one of the reasons why we integrated Divi Cloud into Divi. To expedite the design process, you may save a variety of page layouts using this tool.
Keep an eye out for content duplication.
WordPress users should always have a purpose in mind when duplicating a page. You do not want to have two pages with identical information on your website. This is a poor practice and will have a negative impact on SEO. Consult our comprehensive guide on duplicate content and SEO for further information.
WordPress Page Duplication Instructions (Step-by-Step)
Now that we understand why one would want to replicate a page, let’s examine the three methods for duplicating a page in your most recent WordPress project.
Using a WordPress plug-in to copy a page
There are a variety of WordPress plugins for duplicating pages. Before installing a plugin on your WordPress website, you should always consider the plugin’s ratings and reviews, as well as the desired functionality. In light of these considerations, the free version of the Duplicate Page plugin will be used for this tutorial.
Follow these procedures to install the plugin:
Click Plugins, followed by Add New in the menu on the left.
In the search area at the top right of the screen, type “duplicate page.”
Find the Duplicate Page plugin, then click Install Now.
Navigate to your website’s Pages area after the plugin has been installed and activated. To reach the desired location, click Pages, followed by All Pages, from the menu on the left. Now, when you hover over the name of a page, you will see that the Duplicate This menu option has been added.
When you are ready to replicate a page, just click the Duplicate This link beneath the page listing that you want to duplicate. It’s over!
The new replica page may then be modified as necessary. Be careful to modify the URL for the new page. As it is a duplication, the permalink URL will also be duplicated; thus, you must modify it to correspond to the new content.
It is a good idea to look at the settings for the Duplicate Page plugin to make sure it is working right.
You can choose how pages are duplicated and where the link to the duplicated page is shown through the settings.
Using Divi to duplicate a WordPress page
WordPress allows users of the Divi theme to effortlessly replicate pages (or templates). Whenever you build a new page using the Divi Builder, you have the option to replicate (or clone) an existing WordPress page.
Using the Divi Builder to Clone an Existing Page
To clone a WordPress page with Divi, just click the Divi Builder button while editing a new page.
When you click to utilize the Divi Builder to change a page, a pop-up will appear with three choices on how to proceed with the new page. Cloning an existing page, the third and last option, is the one we are interested in.
Once you select the option to clone an existing page, you will be presented with a list of all the existing pages on your site that you may clone.
Select the page from the list, and it will be replicated and made editable. You will not need to modify the permalink since you will be working from a brand-new page.
Using Divi Layouts
The ease of adding, creating, and managing page layouts is one of Divi’s best advantages. A page layout comprises the whole page’s design and content. Divi has over a thousand pre-designed page templates to begin your website design and content creation. Additionally, you may store bespoke page layouts in the Divi Library for future use. You can also duplicate cloud objects and store them in Divi Cloud.This elevates the process of page duplication to a whole new level!
3. Manually Duplicating a WordPress Page: Paste and Copy
To manually replicate a page in WordPress, just copy the page’s content. Then, copy and paste the text onto a freshly created page.
Here is how to proceed: Start by selecting All Pages.
Next, after you’ve compiled your list of pages, you’ll:
In the list of pages, mouse over the one you want to change.
Then, choose Edit under the page you want to replicate.
After entering the page editor, proceed with the procedures below:
Next, highlight the entire primary content area.
Using your mouse, go to the highlighted content and right-click it. Then, from the system menu, choose Copy.
At the top of the page, click the WordPress logo. This will return you to the page listing all pages.
Now you must construct your new page by clicking the Add New button on this screen.
Once you have a fresh, blank page in front of you, right-click and then hit paste with your mouse. This will import the previous page’s content into this one. Click Publish from the Publish box at the top right of the page after making any required changes.
TIP: If you have used special code on the page, it is best to switch to the text/HTML tab editor to verify that you are copying the code in addition to the page’s textual content.
While WordPress does not provide a default solution for duplicate pages, it is not inconceivable that one might be created. With helpful tools like the Duplicate Page plugin and the Divi Builder, plugins, and maybe even a little code, you will be able to accelerate your workflow, produce content more quickly, and replicate pages throughout your WordPress installation with ease.
Do you have a preferred WordPress page duplication method? Share your thoughts in the section below!