Copy a block in WordPress

Be able to copy a single block or multiple blocks in WordPress, allows to save a lot of time when working on a page layout.

Fortunately, the Block editor comes with in-build functionality to create a duplicate of already created blocks.

There are many reasons why you might want to duplicate content. One of the reasons could be getting a portion of a layout you’ve built for your homepage, and adding it to your about page.

In this article, I’ll show you how to get a copy of any block on your site, with a few clicks of your mouse or trackpad.

Get a copy of a block

You can create a copy of your blocks using a core functionality of the Block editor provided by WordPress.

Example of how to copy a block in WordPress.
Example of coping a block in the editor using the Matthew theme.
  1. In dashboard, open your post or page to view the Block editor.
  2. Select the block you want to duplicate.
  3. Click on the three (3) dots to the right of the block toolbar to view additional options.
  4. From the dropdown, click Copy.

The copy of your block is created. Now, you can paste a copied version of the block to other page.

After selecting the block, simply hold Control + C (or Command + C on a Mac) on your keyboard to copy it.

Moreover, you can even select multiple blocks by holding the Shift key while selecting the blocks you wish to copy.

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