Duplicating a page becomes relevant when you need to preserve the content you created along with its design and settings, including tags, categories, authors, and other metadata.
You can duplicate a page in WordPress to create similar content in bulk, update older content, refine a design, and more. In most cases, it’s not just about copying and pasting text from one page to another. No matter what the reason is, you can easily duplicate a page in WordPress with and without a plugin.
Elementor can assist you in this regard. It helps build websites with a visual builder by enabling users to customize each part of a website with a drag and drop widgets.
In this article, we’ll show you how to duplicate a page in Elementor.
Before taking a deep dive into the tutorial, let’s learn why you may need to duplicate a page across your WordPress website.
Why You May Need to Duplicate a Page in WordPress
When you duplicate a page, you actually make a copy of the design, format, and SEO information of the page. Replace the duplicate content with the new text once you’re done with the duplicating process. Here are the possible reasons why you may need to copy a page in WordPress:
- To use the same design for new pages
- To maintain consistency in layouts, colors, and fonts
- To keep a backup of a specific Elementor post or page for future use
- To copy the meta data, SEO information, media files, and more
- To use a template for other pages or websites made with Elementor.
How to Duplicate a Page in WordPress the Easy Way
You can duplicate a WordPress page in many ways. Here in this tutorial, we have listed only the easiest methods. Here’s a list of what you’ll learn in the following sections.
- How to Duplicate a Page in Elementor
- How to Duplicate a Page in WordPress (Without Elementor)
- How to Duplicate a Page with Happy Addons (Happy Clone Feature)
Let’s start with learning how to duplicate a page in Elementor.
How to Duplicate a Page in Elementor
Since you are here to know about ways to copy a page in Elementor, we assume that you already have it installed on your WordPress website. We also expect that you want to duplicate a page that you have built with Elementor.
Once you have an Elementor page, follow the below steps to duplicate it.
- Step 1. Save Your Page as a Template
- Step 2. Import the Template into a New Page
- Step 3. Add the Template to a Different Website
- Step 4. Copy And Paste All Content in the Drag Widget Section
- Step 5. Use the Elementor Finder Feature
Step 1. Save Your Page as a Template
Go to the page you want to duplicate and start editing with Elementor. You’ll see a tiny arrow just beside the UPDATE button. Click on the arrow and it will show two options for you. Click on the Save as Template option.
Rename the new page template. Here I used ‘The New Page‘ to save it to the page library. Hit on the SAVE button to save a copy of this page to My Templates.
Step 2. Import the Template into a New Page
Go to your WordPress site admin panel and visit Pages -> Add New. Give a suitable title to the new page and start editing with Elementor.
Scroll down a bit to discover the drag and drop section of the page editor. Choose the Folder icon and click on it.
The Folder icon will lead you to your Elementor library comprising Blocks, Pages, and My Templates menu. Select My Templates and you’ll get the saved templates there. Click on the Insert button placed next to the page you want to duplicate.
A new page will be created once you’re done with all the above steps.
Step 3. Add the Template to a Different Website
You can even import a duplicate page template to another website that uses Elementor website builder.
Go to Templates -> Saved Templates and click on Export Template (1). This will download the template as a JSON file. Then go to the target website where you want to duplicate this page and visit Templates -> Saved Templates from the admin sidebar. Click on the Import Templates(2) button and choose the template from your computer.
Thus, you can copy a particular page across multiple domains. But, make sure that all the websites in question are using Elementor. These functionalities aren’t available for websites that don’t have Elementor installed in their ecosystem.
Step 4. Copy And Paste All Content in the Drag Widget Section
Other than saving the original page as a template, you can make a copy of it in a different method. Go to your Elementor page editor and scroll down to the drag and drop section. Right-click inside the box, a few options will pop up instantly. Click on Copy All Content.
Now go to Add New page option to paste all the copied content. Edit the new page with Elementor. Find the drag and drop box like the previous step. Right-click on the white space inside the box. You’ll see the Paste option. Choose that and paste all the copied content from the last step. Now your new page is ready.
After pasting the content, this is the current look of our site.
How to Duplicate a Page in WordPress (Without Elementor)
WordPress block editor has a default copy-paste functionality that can copy all content of a page. This is inconvenient as you can duplicate only the content without metadata, SEO information, category, and tag settings. You have to add these things manually in this case.
However, if you still want to duplicate a page in WordPress, follow the below steps.
- Step 1. Copy all Content
- Step 2. Paste Them to a New Page
Step 1. Copy all Content
Go to the page that you want to make a copy of and open the WordPress editor. You’ll see three vertical dots menu options on the top right corner. Click on the dots and click on Copy all content. It will keep all your content saved on the clipboard.
Step 2. Paste Them to a New Page
Now go to Pages -> Add New via the WordPress admin panel. Give your page a new name and keep the cursor of your mouse right on the Type/to choose a block section. Use the keyboard short key ctrl+v to paste all the content to the new page.
You should see the duplicated page up and running smoothly once you are done with pasting the content.
How to Duplicate a Page With Happy Addons (Happy Clone Feature)
Plugins are always there to relieve WordPress users from painstaking tasks. Happy Addons is based on Elementor and it eases the process of website building with numerous additional widgets and features.
Happy Clone is one of the Happy Addons’ core features. It allows users to clone any post or page instantly within a few clicks.
Let’s learn how you can duplicate a page in Elementor using Happy Addons.
- Step 1. Install & Activate Happy Addons
- Step 2. Use the Happy Clone Feature
- Step 3. Rename the Cloned Page
Step 1. Install & Activate Happy Addons
Go to your WordPress admin panel and visit Plugins -> Add New. You will see a search bar at the top right corner. Type happy there and you’ll see many search results. Happy Addons is likely to top the result page. Find it and click on the Install Now button. Once installed, activate this plugin for further use.
Happy Addons shows a Welcome page to all users. Configure each installation page as you see fit. You’ll see a Congratulations! message if all steps go right. Then click on the Done button to complete the activation process.
Step 2. Use the Happy Clone Feature
Go to the WordPress sidebar and choose Pages -> All Pages. Click on Happy Clone just below the page. It will create a cloned page instantly.
Step 3. Rename the Cloned Page
Now you can edit the cloned page as you want. It’s better to rename the page with a customized title. Thus, Happy Addons helps users duplicate a page within seconds.
Read the Happy Clone documentation.
Handy Tip: Reap the Benefits of Elementor Finder
Elementor comes with a unique search bar that gives users quick and instant access to multiple functionalities across your website. This search bar is named Elementor Finder. It can clone pages in a straightforward manner with the help of the Happy Clone feature offered by Happy Addons.
Log in to your WordPress admin panel. Press either CMD + E (for Mac) or CTRL + E (for Windows) to open the Elementor finder. Type the page name you want to make a copy of. Here, we typed “sample” to find out our Sample Page. You’ll see a Copy Icon right beside the page name. Click on that icon. It will instantly create a copy of the page in question.
Now go to Pages> All Pages to see if you completed the duplication process perfectly. Rename the copied page as you see fit.
Bonus – Copy an Entire Website Using the Cross Domain Copy Paste Feature of Happy Addons
Elementor page builder allows most of its features to be used within the same domain only. What if you can copy and paste any section or all content of a website to another website? Happy Addons bring this amazing feature to all its users. Though you need the premium version of Happy Addons to avail of this feature, you can use it with both free and paid versions of Elementor.
Building a website from scratch takes a lot of time and effort. The Cross Domain Copy Paste feature makes it look like a piece of cake. It helps users copy any section or widget from a previously designed website and paste it to a new website. What’s more interesting is- this is a global feature with limitless opportunities. Happy Addons allows you to copy and paste third-party widgets as well.
How to use the Cross Domain Copy Paste feature? No worries, we’ve got your back. You can find a detailed step-by-step guide in the following video.
You can leverage the combined power of Happy Addons Pro and Elementor to build awesome websites that are highly functional and look aesthetically pleasing. Let’s give your imagination a touch of reality with the multiple widgets and features of Happy Addons. Be a premium user today to reap the benefits of this excellent WordPress plugin.
FAQs on How to Duplicate a Page in Elementor
Now that you know how to use templates to duplicate a page in Elementor, you possibly have a few questions hovering in your mind. We have gathered the most commonly asked questions regarding this topic. Keep reading the following sections, hope you’ll get all your questions answered right here.
1. Can I export a template from my staging site and import that into a live site?
Yes, you can download the saved template and import that into another live or staging site as you need.
2. Is it safe to uninstall the plugin I used once I’m done with duplicating a page in Elementor?
No. You shouldn’t delete the plugin unless you want to lose the content. Keep the plugins installed to allow all pages to load perfectly.
3. Do I need to install Elementor and Happy Addons on the new website to use the cross-domain feature?
You need to have both these plugins installed to use the cross-domain copy-paste feature since Happy Addons is an Elementor-based plugin.
4. Will my copied page align to the changes If I make any update to the original page after duplicating it beforehand?
No. Once you duplicate a page it no longer has any relation to the copied page. It will only record the changes made before the duplication process.
Clone Pages Instantly to Reduce Your Workload
You can follow any of the above methods when duplicating a page in WordPress. Sometimes, you may need to create a copy of the target page manually by editing the function.php file of your root directory. That is a bit painstaking when compared to other ways. On the contrary, a plugin can clone a page instantly.
Among all these ways, using Happy Addons is the easiest one. It allows users to create a copy of a page instantly within a few seconds. You can clone any pages or posts with this plugin to reduce your workload to a great extent. And, the Cross Domain Copy Paste feature is the cherry on top.