How to duplicate/clone an existing post to a new one

Duplicate Post is one of those plugins that fits in so nicely with WordPress that if you’ve been using it for long enough and then start using a site that doesn’t have it installed, you start wondering why it isn’t there, because you were convinced it was a core feature.

Duplicate Post allows you to copy/clone an existing page or post into a new post/page and either save it as a draft, edit it, or publish it.

Once installed, it adds very subtle, but intuitive contextual tools for creating new posts from existing ones. For example, when viewing posts/pages in a list, new items are added to the actions that appear when you hover each item.

Also, when editing a post or a page, a new tool is added to the “Publish” metabox that allows you to copy the post you’re working on to a new draft.

I’ve found these tools really useful for sites where I’m creating content that is somewhat repetitive in nature. It’s just a simple, beautiful fix that meets a need, making your workflow that much easier.

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