How To Easily Clone Posts To Save Time

Ever had a format for a post which you wanted to copy to another post? Perhaps a table design, some styling, or some text which remains consistent.

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This is Day 5 of the 30 Days, 30 Killer Wordpress Plug-ins Series.

Ever had a format for a post which you wanted to copy to another post? Perhaps a table design, some styling, or some text which remains consistent.

Well, one way to do it is to open up a new tab in your browser and go “edit” the post you want to copy from. Then, copy/paste it into the new post.

The Duplicate Post plug-in is very simply, but offers a simpler way to do this. It is just a time-saver.

I first saw this when I began using OptimizePress. When you activated OptimizePress, it had duplicate post functionality built-in. It came in handy quite often when I was creating training modules in my membership sites. Each module had similar formatting, so the easiest thing to do was to simple “clone” the post.

Cool thing is… it also cloned all the settings, too, including all the custom fields any other fields associated with the page or post.

When I switched to Genesis, I needed to find an alternative and I came upon the Duplicate Post plug-in which does exactly the same thing.

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To most typical bloggers, this might not be super-handy. But, if you’re using Wordpress for some kind of directory, or for training content – anything where you will have a standard format to each post – then this plug-in is a major time-saver. You simply “clone” the post to a new draft, make the necessary modifications, and publish.

It is meant to speed up your workflow when posting multiple pages or posts to Wordpress which have similar formats.

Check out Duplicate Post.

See, a plug-in doesn’t have to be full of bells and whistles to be useful. 😉

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