Writing & Editing

Copy a Post or Page

This guide explains options for duplicating a page or post on your site.

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Copying Posts or Pages
Posts and Page List
Copy all Content
Classic Editor Options

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 or page 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.

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Posts and Page List

To copy a post or page

  • Go to My Sites → 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.

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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 → 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

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Classic Editor Options

These instructions are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. To view these dashboard pages, visit your Account Settings and enable the option show advanced dashboard pages.

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.

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