WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Using the Duplicate Page Plugin

WiscWeb uses the Duplicate Page plugin to allow users to quickly copy pages or posts that you have created. This will be especially helpful when you create a layout that you are happy with and want to use it again. This document will walk you through how to use this plugin.

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Purpose and use

You can take an existing page or post, and duplicate it entirely to use a similar layout for additional content updates.

Duplicating a page or post

To duplicate a page or post, first go to edit the specific page or post that you are wanting to copy. In the right section of your screen, within the Publish are, click on the Duplicate This link.

Example showing what the "Duplicate This" link looks like.

Once you have clicked that link, you will be brought back to your list of pages or posts and you should see a new page or post with the same title as the one you duplicated in Draft status. Click on that page or post to access it.

Example showing how the Duplicate Page plugin will create a page as draft

In the page or post, give it a new Title at the top and also be sure to change the Permalink value as well. It will simply add a number next to the Permalink (URL) value, which will not help with search optimization. URL values should have lower case characters, and use a hyphen to represent a space (for example, change-this-title would be an appropriate Permalink value to use).

Example showing a user that they will need to update the title after duplicating a page

Once you have made your updates and changes, click Save Draft to keep the page in draft status and continue updating, click Publish to make the new page or post live, or click Update to make any new updates live.

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