If you create a website in WordPress, you will probably need some similar-looking (sub) pages, where only the content varies. Duplicating pages or posts can make creating a WordPress website a lot easier - often you only need to design a few pages from scratch. Then, to create similar pages, you just have to copy a finished page and adapt it as needed..
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If you often copy WordPress pages, we recommend using quick and convenient plugin solutions . However, it is also very easy to duplicate WordPress pages and posts manually. To see how to copy an entire WordPress site, check out our guide on how to create a WordPress backup..
Next, we show you some plugins that you can use to duplicate pages in WordPress quickly and comfortably. You will also learn how to quickly copy WordPress pages and articles with the Gutenberg editor and code editor.
Yoast Duplicate Post is one of the most popular plugins for copying posts in WordPress, with more than three million downloads . This plugin is suitable for both dynamic posts and traditional pages, and it is very easy to use..
WordPress distinguishes between various types of posts . The most important are dynamic entries ( posts ) and static pages ( pages ). While the content of the pages always remains the same, content can be added to posts, and old content is dynamically scrolled. Another type of WordPress publication is? Multimedia? ( mean ).
Step 1: After installing and activating the Yoast Duplicate Post plugin , click on? Settings? in your WordPress backend and then the button? Duplicate Post? that appears when installing the plugin . In the box that opens, you can now make various adjustments. The most important thing is to choose which elements you want to copy from the page or post. If you still don't know what settings you want to make, it's best to leave the default settings for now and duplicate a page or post as a test . If you make changes to the Yoast Duplicate Post settings, you will need to click? Save Changes? at the end for them to apply. Of course, you can change the settings at any time.
Step 2: Now we go to the essential step to duplicate WordPress pages or articles with Yoast Duplicate Post. In the WordPress backend , on the left sidebar, you can choose between? Pages? or? Tickets? and then? All pages? or? All entries ?. You will find all your WordPress posts or pages listed one below the other. Move the mouse pointer over the page (or post) you want to duplicate, and several options will appear, including ? Duplicate? . Click on it.
Step 3: When you click "Duplicate", the duplicated page (or post) appears as a draft below the original page . In these instructions we have duplicated the "Example" page. You can edit the draft however you want and then publish it. To avoid confusion from the beginning, the first thing you should do is rename the page . You can do it easily in the Gutenberg editor, for example.
Another popular plugin for copying WordPress posts and pages is Duplicate Page, which already has over a million downloads . With this one, WordPress page and article duplication works the same way as with Yoast Duplicate Post. However, Duplicate Page offers, at least in the free version, fewer configuration options, which is not necessarily an inconvenience for beginners either.
To duplicate pages or posts in WordPress with Duplicate Page, you must proceed in the same way as with Yoast Duplicate Post: go to? All pages? or? All posts ?, move the mouse pointer over the page or post, then click? Duplicate? .
You can also easily duplicate pages and posts in WordPress in the WordPress backend without the need for plugins , for example, directly in the Gutenberg editor.
Step 1: In the WordPress backend , go to the page or post that you want to copy, for example, by clicking on? Pages? in the left sidebar and then under "All Pages". For the page you want to copy, click? Edit? to open the Gutenberg editor. There, click on the three dots, in the upper right corner. In the field that opens, click ? Copy all content? .
Step 2: Insert the content on a new page or post. For this, you must first create a new page (or post), for example, by clicking? Create ?, in the? Page? Section. from the backend in the left sidebar. With current versions of WordPress, this will take you directly to the Gutenberg editor. Once there, move the mouse to the field where? Write something or put '/' to select the block ?. Then paste the previously copied content with [Ctrl] + [V] . Don't forget to give the page a title. Then click? Preview? or directly in? Publish ?, and you can check if the page has been copied successfully.
Instead of using the Gutenberg editor, you can also manually copy and paste the code of a page or an entry in the code editor , simply with [Ctrl] + [C] and [Ctrl] + [V]. This is another easy way to copy WordPress posts or pages.
Step 1: Access the page or post you want to duplicate in the Gutenberg editor as described above. Click the three dots in the upper right corner and click? Code Editor? in the page window that opens. Now you will see the HTML code for the page . Select all the code by holding the mouse cursor down, then copy it with [Ctrl] + [C].
Step 2: create a new page. If the code editor is not preconfigured, go to it. Now go with the mouse pointer to the field ? Start writing text or HTML? and paste the code you copied before with [Ctrl] + [V]. Give the new page a title. Click? Preview? to see if the page has been copied correctly.
You can find more information about WordPress in our guides on the best WordPress themes, the most important security plugins and the steps to disable comments in WordPress. Yes, you are interested in knowing how to create a home page in WordPress, read our article on this topic.