As great as WordPress is at optimizing your Web pages for SEO purposes, it takes a lot of time entering the categories, tags, and titles. When you have similar content to write on the same general topic, the Duplicate Post free WordPress plugin clones the posts you make to save potentially hundreds of hours of typing and article setup time.
Example: I write a lot of American Idol articles that use the same exact categories and most of the same tags and a similar headline. Trust me. I just spent an entire season of Idol manually entering categories and tags for hundreds of articles. I made some good money writing those articles, but I would have done it so much faster if I had known about Duplicate Post. Yes, I am slow sometimes. For the life of me, I never thought to just enter “make duplicate posts in WordPress” in a search engine to find this plugin. Stupid me.
Who This Helps:
If you have a niche blog that uses most of the same categories and tags for your articles and blog posts, you should be using the Duplicate Post plugin. See my American Idol example above.
If you have specific links you want to use in articles and blog posts over and over again, you can make a draft and include the links in the draft. Duplicate Post will save all the links so you don’t have to manually enter the text or the hyperlink. This is a huge time saver, as the links creator in WordPress is not exactly efficient.
How To Use Duplicate Post:
Programmers sometimes overly complicate things. There are many ways to clone your WordPress posts with this plugin, but I am just going to give you the instructions for how I use it to keep it simple.
1. Make a draft template with all the relevant categories, tags, and a title if you are going to use the same title. If applicable, add text and hyperlinks to the body of the draft post.
Example: I am currently writing some articles on yearly TV ratings. In this case, the title of each article in your draft template could be the following:
2011 TV Ratings For xxxx For Total Viewers
You put that “xxxx” in the draft and just change it for each blog post after cloning the template.
2. Once you have saved the draft template, then click “All Posts” in the WordPress admin menu.
3. Find the draft template in your list of blog posts. It should be right there at the top.
4. Hover over it to get the menu below the title. You will see the word “Clone.” That word appears after you have installed and activated the “Duplicate Post” plugin.
5. Click on “Clone.” This is the easiest way to instantly clone and make duplicate posts with one click.
6. Just repeat that one-click process for as many articles as you want to make.
That’s really all there is to using Duplicate Post. You can check out the plugin’s home page on the WordPress website for other ways to clone. However, I found the instructions there confusing. That’s why I just wrote the 6-step process above to make it simple for you.
This plugin is going to save me countless hours of time every year.
Note that I have no association whatsoever with this plugin. But I have personally tested it, and it’s working fine on my WordPress Version 3.3.1. You can also check the link below. This is one of the very few WordPress plugins I have seen with 5 stars out of dozens of ratings and over 200,000 downloads.