Are you working on editing your WordPress website? Let’s say that you’ve chosen a theme in WordPress, and you want to copy a page so that you can simply edit it to create a new page for your site. This is much easier than it sounds, but we’re here to help you through every step of getting your WordPress website up and running. Pilot Mountain Marketing wants to help you design the perfect website for your business. If you need help creating your WordPress site for your business in Greensboro, High Point, or Winston-Salem, NC, contact Pilot Mountain Marketing today! We want to help your website succeed.

Copying posts or pages in WordPress is easy, but these steps can vary depending on whether you’re using the Block Editor or the Classic Editor. Directly from the helpful WordPress support forum, here are the instructions that will help you copy a page on your website:

Copying Posts or Pages

Copy lets you duplicate a post or page, including the title, contents, tags and categories, so you can start a new post without having to re-enter tags, categories and formatting.

You can copy a post from the posts list, the post editor, or the WP Admin dashboard, and you can copy a page from the page list, the page editor, or the WP Admin dashboard as well.

Sites on our Business plan with plugins or custom themes installed should use the Copy All Content option described here.

Posts and Page List

To copy a post or page

  • Go to My Sites → Site → Posts/Pages
  • Click the ellipses menu (the three vertical dots) to the right of the post or page you want to copy.
  • Select Copy
  • The WordPress.com Editor will open immediately, creating a new post with duplicated content.

Copy All Content

Within the Block Editor, you can copy the entire post or page to your clipboard that you can then paste into a blank one.

  • Go to My Sites → Site → Posts/Pages
  • Select the post or page you want to copy.
  • Click the ellipses menu in the top right of the editor
  • Select Copy All Content
  • Create a new post or page and then right click → paste or use ctrl + v (PC) or cmd + v (Mac) to paste the content

Classic Editor Options

The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by clicking WP Admin under My Site(s), or by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

You can copy a post from within the Classic editor.

These steps do not work with our Block editor.

In the list views for posts, pages, testimonials, and portfolios, you’ll find a “Copy” option when hovering over a post item.

Clicking “Copy” will open a new edit window, with the following elements already copied over (if the original post has them):

  • title
  • content
  • excerpt
  • featured image
  • categories
  • tags
  • comment and pingback status
  • Likes and Sharing status
  • custom post type terms

If the “Copy” option isn’t available, you do not have access to that particular post.