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

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.

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 → 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.

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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 → 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


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Classic Editor Options

You can also copy a post from within the Classic editor.

  • Go to My Sites → Site → Posts/Pages
  • Select the post or page you want to copy.
  • Select More Options on the right side of the editor.
  • Choose Select a post to copy to see a list of previous posts to copy and insert into the editor.
  • Note that copying a post will overwrite any content that is currently in the editor.
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These steps do not work with our Block editor.


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WP Admin Dashboard

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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