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Create Duplicate Entry v1.1.3

By Dan Wolfgang
Posted April 29, 2013, in Entry & Page.


This plugin provides a simple interface to duplicate an entry in the same blog or to another blog in the same installation. All entry content (including Custom Fields) is preserved in the duplication. Entry status can be preserved, or entries can be marked Unpublished in the duplicated entry.


To install this plugin follow the instructions found here:


The Create Duplicate Entry plugin has a few blog-level settings: go to the entry originating blog and find Tools > Plugins in the navigation menu, then Create Duplicate Entry > Settings.

  • Create Duplicate Entry can be enabled on a per-blog basis; be sure to check the Enable box to use it.

  • Your new entry's publish status can be preserved when duplicated, or the duplicated entry can always be set to Unpublished.

  • The originating entry's categories can be optionally preserved in the duplicated entry.

  • The originating entry's linked assets can be optionally copied to the duplicated entry's blog. Note that this does not update embedded URLs (in the Entry Body, for example).


Be sure that Create Duplicate Entry has been enabled (in plugin Settings) for the blog you want to use it on.

Find an existing entry you'd like to duplicate. On the Edit Entry screen in the Publishing area of the right sidebar is a new field: Duplicate Entry To. This field provides a drop-down selector that lists all blogs the user has permission to post in. Select the blog you'd like to duplicate the entry to and Save.

The entry will be duplicated to the blog you have selected (whether you've selected the current blog or another blog in the installation), and will be published if necessary. The entry duplication is also noted in the Activity Log, noting both the original and destination blogs.


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Charlotte Dougherty

Charlotte Dougherty on May 25, 2017, 4:43 p.m. Reply

I didn’t know this worked on mobile too. I am just glad that it works in general. It is funny how useful this plugin it. I actually didn’t know how much I was missing it until I installed it to make a copy of a piece I had written. Which I would like to do more again. I find that in the recent months I have been writing posts, which mostly deal with information for girls, but there are some posts that are pretty generally accessible. Especially my older work.

John Raymond

John Raymond on June 30, 2017, 11:12 a.m. Reply

Create Duplicate Entry v1.1.3 tool has made blogging much easier than before. Now, we can utilize old content into the new installations. I always look out for the new tools on place i.e. Assignment Service and discover single unique tools for blogging. I have found out some more similar tools last night.

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Dan Wolfgang

Dan is an engineering creative and uses his vast knowledge of the web to solve unique client problems with specialized solutions. Complex or straightforward, his focus is to find the most efficient, functional, elegant, and stable solutions for each project. 10 years in web engineering and 14 more in the print publishing industry give him a special insight to the needs, restrictions, and workflows of content publishers, both traditional and new media. Dan is an active Movable Type community member who has written and contributed to countless plugins including some of the most popular: More Custom Fields, Poll Position, and Asset Image Quality.

Twitter: @danwolfgang