With over 75 million websites, WordPress is the most popular CMS used in business and personal websites. Even though it is the most used, the initial install still lacks a few features that are used by people on a daily basis. One highly sought feature is how to duplicate pages in WordPress. This feature is not included when you have installed WordPress’ core or themes. Although the feature is missing, is it possible to duplicate pages in WordPress? Yes it is and we will show you how easy it is.
WHY DUPLICATE PAGES
When building your site, it is important, from an aesthetic standpoint, to stay consistent through all the pages. It is easy to achieve this through themes on WordPress, but what if you have a page that is completely done and you have an idea for another page but with different content and the same layout, how can you duplicate your perfect page after its completion? It is quite simple and here is how.
Log into your WordPress dashboard: Log into your WordPress site’s backend using the appropriate url which usually is YOURDOMAIN.com/wp-login.php, username and password.
Navigate to the plugins section: Once on the dashboard of your site’s WordPress backend, you will see the plugins tab on the left hand side.
Click on “Add New”: Here you can search the database for WordPress plugins using keywords such as “Duplicate Pages” and it will display all the available plugins there are for that search. You also have the option to upload a zip file if you downloaded a plugin from another website. Please note that you must always be mindful when downloading anything from any sites you are not too familiar with.
Type “Duplicate Pages” in search: As mentioned above, when you type in your keywords in the search, any appropriate results will be displayed.
Lastly install and activate the “Duplicate Pages” plugin of your choosing: Once you have found the plugin you feel will get the job done, then install and activate the plugin. Once installed any appropriate options will be added to your WordPress site. This particular plugin will activate an option on your current and new pages.
After the plugin is successfully installed, when you go to your pages, you will see an option to duplicate. Once the page is duplicated, the duplicated page will appear as a draft. You can now make the necessary changes and save it. These duplicate page plugins are a great way to keep your pages looking consistent throughout your website.
We recommend the plugin “Duplicate Page” by mndpsingh287. We have used this plugin on many of our sites. It is simple, light and easy to use. We are in to way affiliated with mndpsingh287, we just have used this plugin and know it works perfectly for duplicating pages and even duplicating posts.
TIPS ON PICKING THE RIGHT PLUGIN
Just as when you are picking any other plugin, you should be looking for certain things that will help you pick the right one.
Compatibility: You want to ensure that the plugin you are choosing is compatible with your version of WordPress. You must also ensure that it is compatible with the builder (Elementor, Beaver Builder, etc.) you are using.
Reviews & Ratings: Check the reviews. You can learn a lot about the plugin by reading what others have to say about it. Most of the time you will learn all of the pros and cons and most importantly any issues people run into and how to fix them.
Installs: If a plugin has millions of plugins, there is a better chance that you will download that one as opposed to the one that has 10 installs.
In the end, it all comes down to your preference and what features you need. Just because a plugin has a million installs, doesn’t mean it is the right one for you. It all depends on what you need and want.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO TEST
The great thing about WordPress is that you can install and uninstall plugins if it doesn’t work out for you. So if you are asking “How to duplicate a page in WordPress?”, then download the plugin you feel will work out for you and test it out. If it works, then great, you can continue to use it, if not then uninstall and try another.
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