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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#31198 closed feature request (maybelater)

Adding duplicate/clone to quick edit post screen.

Reported by: paaljoachim Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Quick/Bulk Edit Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Hi

What about adding a duplicate or clone option to the quick edit post screen? It would just be a minor addon but one that could really help when one needs to create multiple similar or identical posts/pages.

Similar to this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicate-post/

Change History (9)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Quick/Bulk Edit

#2 @RDall
5 years ago

I'd say this is plugin territory. As you have suggested There is already a well used and well rated plugin that does exactly that for those who need it.

#3 follow-up: @paaljoachim
5 years ago

Almost 900.000 users have downloaded the plugin which signals that a lot of people need a duplicate/clone feature.

  • It should be very little effort to add to core.
  • Only visible on quick edit.
  • Very useful when a person needs it.

It should be considered for core.

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @paaljoachim
5 years ago

Replying to paaljoachim:

Almost 900.000 users have downloaded the plugin which signals that a lot of people need a duplicate/clone feature.

  • It should be very little effort to add to core.
  • Only visible on quick edit.
  • Very useful when a person needs it.

It should be considered for core.

Could you perhaps add a reasoning as to why this is plugin territory?

#5 @dd32
5 years ago

This firmly feels like plugin material for now to me.

Although it's useful to a lot of people, it's potentially not useful for a large majority of the WordPress users out there.
For example, a plugin with 900k downloads probably only has 50% of those still as actual installs, so lets go conservative and say 600k active installs of the plugin, if you assume the 60million WordPress sites are split 50/50 between WordPress.com (which has a similar feature) and WordPress.org, that's about 2% of WordPress.org sites having the plugin active, and then there's how many posts are published using the copy-post feature vs writing a new post..

So that's my reasoning, a plugin that is used by a small percentage of users is probably best left as a plugin. Those who need the functionality can still get it, and those who don't need it, don't need the extra UI.

#6 @paaljoachim
5 years ago

Thank you for the reasoning @dd32.

Today there seems like three options on how to add features to a site. Through Core, a plugin or as a child theme functions snippet. It would be great to have a snippet library of features that are very useful for folks but that for their own reasons do not make it into core.

Have a great day!

#7 @dd32
5 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

a plugin or as a child theme functions snippet

If the functionality is theme-specific, it should go in the themes functions.php, otherwise a plugin is the correct route for pretty much all non-theme alterations.

Resolving as maybelater for now, if in the future we decide it's worth core inclusion, we can revisit.

#8 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

#35584 was marked as a duplicate.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by paaljoachim. View the logs.


4 months ago

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