How to use a plugin to copy or clone content in WordPress

Copy, cloning or duplicating WordPress pages or posts allows a fast and easy way of increasing content of the same type with different variations. There are many ways to clone or copy pages or post in WordPress; this article will show you how to copy a single page or do a bulk copy with the flexibility to set the elements to copy using the Duplicate Post plugin.

Installing and configuring Duplicate Post plugin on WordPress

To add install and configure Duplicate Post plugin on WordPress, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Plugins, and then click Add New:

  3. Search for “Duplicate post” and, you should see a display of available plugins on your screen:

  4. Click Install and then Activate the plugin:

  5. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Copy, Paste and Delete:

  6. Configure the default settings and set the elements of the page or post to be copied and hit the Save button:

How to copy or duplicate content using Duplicate Post plugin

To copy or duplicate content in WordPress with the plugin, follow these steps:

  1. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Post, and then click All Post:

  2. Select the blog and click on Copy, then click on Copy Now:

  3. The duplicated content is on the post list and named with #[number] represents a duplicate copy. The number after # shows the number of times the content has been copied:

  4. To make a copy of the content from the visual editor, open the content on the right hand panel click on Copy this post:

  5.  Select the elements you want to copy from the content, or select the Default option from the Use as basis settings to populate the element for the duplicate copy:

  6. Click on Copy it!, after selecting the elements to copy. Click on All Post, and the newly duplicated content is displayed:

 

More Information

For more information about the Duplicate Post plugin please visit: https://wordpress.org/plugins/copy-delete-posts/

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