How to clone or duplicate a web page in WordPress

The internet is one of the most useful tools that man has invented in this time and has served for multiple tasks. These range from having all the information you want in the palm of your hand to being able to work on it and have a large income

There are several tools that provide you with the service of hosting your website, but none like WordPress . This is an excellent page management tool that will provide you with everything you need to have a professional finished page thanks to the fact that you can install different templates or themes in WordPress .

How to duplicate a page without Plugins?

Before starting it is advisable that you make a backup in this way, if you make any mistakes while doing the process, you can restore everything again. Having said that, let’s start with the explanation of how to clone or duplicate a web page in WordPress easily without plugins. You will also be interested in knowing about the best plugins to layout and edit in WordPress .

The only method is not just using plugins, you can do it through a code that will duplicate WordPress pages, you must use the following code:

  • / *
  • * Function for post duplication. Dups appear as drafts. User is redirected to the edit screen
  • * /
  • function rd_duplicate_post_as_draft () {
  • global $ wpdb;
  • if (! (isset ($ _GET [‘post’]) || isset ($ _POST [‘post’]) || (isset ($ _ REQUEST [‘action’]) && ‘rd_duplicate_post_as_draft’ == $ _REQUEST [‘action ‘]))) {
  • wp_die (‘No post to duplicate has been supplied!’);
  • }
  • / *
  • * Nonce verification
  • * /
  • if (! isset ($ _GET [‘duplicate_nonce’]) ||! wp_verify_nonce ($ _GET [‘duplicate_nonce’], basename (__FILE__)))
  • return;
  • / *
  • * get the original post id
  • * /
  • $ post_id = (isset ($ _ GET [‘post’])? absint ($ _GET [‘post’]): absint ($ _POST [‘post’]));
  • / *
  • * and all the original post data then
  • * /
  • $ post = get_post ($ post_id);
  • / *
  • * if you don’t want current user to be the new post author,
  • * then change next couple of lines to this: $ new_post_author = $ post-> post_author;
  • * /
  • $ current_user = wp_get_current_user ();
  • $ new_post_author = $ current_user-> ID;
  • / *
  • * if post data exists, create the post duplicate
  • * /
  • if (isset ($ post) && $ post! = null) {
  • / *
  • * new post data array
  • * /
  • $ args = array (
  • ‘comment_status’ => $ post-> comment_status,
  • ‘ping_status’ => $ post-> ping_status,
  • ‘post_author’ => $ new_post_author,
  • ‘post_content’ => $ post-> post_content,
  • ‘post_excerpt’ => $ post-> post_excerpt,
  • ‘post_name’ => $ post-> post_name,
  • ‘post_parent’ => $ post-> post_parent,
  • ‘post_password’ => $ post-> post_password,
  • ‘post_status’ => ‘draft’,
  • ‘post_title’ => $ post-> post_title,
  • ‘post_type’ => $ post-> post_type,
  • ‘to_ping’ => $ post-> to_ping,
  • ‘menu_order’ => $ post-> menu_order
  • );
  • / *
  • * insert the post by wp_insert_post () function
  • * /
  • $ new_post_id = wp_insert_post ($ args);
  • / *
  • * get all current post terms ad set them to the new post draft
  • * /
  • $ taxonomies = get_object_taxonomies ($ post-> post_type); // returns array of taxonomy names for post type, ex array (“category”, “post_tag”);
  • foreach ($ taxonomies as $ taxonomy) {
  • $ post_terms = wp_get_object_terms ($ post_id, $ taxonomy, array (‘fields’ => ‘slugs’));
  • wp_set_object_terms ($ new_post_id, $ post_terms, $ taxonomy, false);
  • }
  • / *
  • * duplicate all post meta just in two SQL queries
  • * /
  • $ post_meta_infos = $ wpdb-> get_results (“SELECT meta_key, meta_value FROM $ wpdb-> postmeta WHERE post_id = $ post_id”);
  • if (count ($ post_meta_infos)! = 0) {
  • $ sql_query = “INSERT INTO $ wpdb-> postmeta (post_id, meta_key, meta_value)”;
  • foreach ($ post_meta_infos as $ meta_info) {
  • $ meta_key = $ meta_info-> meta_key;
  • if ($ meta_key == ‘_wp_old_slug’) continue;
  • $ meta_value = addslashes ($ meta_info-> meta_value);
  • $ sql_query_sel [] = “SELECT $ new_post_id, ‘$ meta_key’, ‘$ meta_value'”;
  • }
  • $ sql_query. = implode (»UNION ALL«, $ sql_query_sel);
  • $ wpdb-> query ($ sql_query);
  • }
  • / *
  • * finally, redirect to the edit post screen for the new draft
  • * /
  • wp_redirect (admin_url (‘post.php? action = edit & post =’. $ new_post_id));
  • exit;
  • } else {
  • wp_die (‘Post creation failed, could not find original post:’. $ post_id);
  • }
  • }
  • add_action (‘admin_action_rd_duplicate_post_as_draft’, ‘rd_duplicate_post_as_draft’);
  • / *
  • * Add the duplicate link to action list for post_row_actions
  • * /
  • function rd_duplicate_post_link ($ actions, $ post) {
  • if (current_user_can (‘edit_posts’)) {
  • $ actions [‘duplicate’] = ‘<a href = »’. wp_nonce_url (‘admin.php? action = rd_duplicate_post_as_draft & post =’. $ post-> ID, basename (__ FILE__), ‘duplicate_nonce’). ‘»Title =» Duplicate this item »rel =» permalink »> Duplicate </a>’;
  • }
  • return $ actions;
  • }
  • add_filter (‘post_row_actions’, ‘rd_duplicate_post_link’, 10, 2);

Why use this code?

 

Because this way you can copy the website. You just have to paste the code in your functions.php file. This is possible thanks to the WordPress File Editor. Go to All Entries and press the Duplicate button and WordPress will automatically create a copy and save it as a draft which will make your site look like the one you are looking for.

 

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