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Duplicate page plugin

How to duplicate existing pages on WordPress

May 21, 2024

Use this powerful page duplication plugin to save time and keep your site updated.

As a specialist WordPress website design company, we cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining a regular flow of fresh, engaging and helpful content to your website. Being able to duplicate old pages on your website, and change the images and text can make this process a lot easier, particularly if you’re already happy with the layout and functionality of your landing pages.

However, the ability to duplicate old pages isn’t a default option on WordPress. You can gain this ability by using this simple page duplication plugin. Once activated, you can replicate pages in seconds!

The power of the plugin

Which plugin is best to duplicate pages in WordPress?

Well, there is a wide range of page duplication to choose from, with each offering different features and costs. When it comes to choosing the most appropriate plugin for your site, first you need to determine the main features that you require, consider your budget and always check the ratings and reviews before making a decision.

In our opinion, the most effective plugin for page duplication is ‘Duplicate Page Plugin’, which also happens to be free.

As well as being cost-effective, this plugin does exactly what it says on the tin, allowing you to effortlessly duplicate any WordPress page or post in just a few clicks. 

How to install the Duplicate Page Plugin

  • 1.) Installing the plugin can be done in 3 easy steps.
  • 2.) Firstly, once you are in your WordPress CMS, click the plugins button in the left-hand menu.
  • 3.) Next, in the search field, enter ‘duplicate page’.
  • 4.) Finally, install the Duplicate Page plugin.

Duplicate Page Plugin

To activate the plugin, upload the ‘duplicate-page’ folder to the directory ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ and select activate using the ‘Plugins’ menu.

Using your new plugin

Now that the plugin is activated and ready to use, you can begin duplicating your pages to add new content.

Start by heading to ‘All Pages’ and find the type of page you want to duplicate, i.e. do you want to create a new blog page? Or a new product page?

When you hover over your chosen page, you should now see  ‘Duplicate This’ alongside the other page options. Select the ‘Duplicate This’ option, and you’re done! With just a single click, you’ll have a perfect copy ready for your edits.  

Page upcycling

The whole point of duplicating pages is to maintain the page structure without building from scratch every time you want to update your site, and now that you have your duplicate page, you can do just that, using the existing page layout as your foundation.

In order to ensure that your new page is unique and displays the new content that you want on your site, you’ll want to do the following:

  • 1.) Start by making sure that it is the duplicate you are editing and not the original 
  • 2.) Replace all bodies of duplicated text with your new material
  • 3.) Make sure to update all headings throughout the page
  • 4.) Replace imagery to match your new content
  • 5.) Update the page title, URL slug and metadata

By following the steps above, you will have a shiny new page ready to be published on your site. Most importantly, it doesn’t risk any potential issues with duplicate content. Enjoy!

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