How to Duplicate a WordPress Menu in 3 Steps

Duplicate WordPress menu

You can duplicate your WordPress menu in 3 steps. Sounds too easy? Yes, it’s effortless to duplicate WordPress menus.

Why you would want to duplicate WordPress menu?

There could be many reasons for this. You wish to test changes to your current menu before making them live on the site, you wish to create a new menu but also keep the old version for reverting back, you want to delete the existing menu but don’t wish to create a new menu from scratch or it could be some other reason.

Whatever your reason, just follow these steps to duplicate your WordPress menu:

  1. Install and activate the Duplicate Menu plugin
  2. Navigate to Duplicate Menu under Appearance
  3. Select the menu you want to duplicate

Let us go through each of these 3 steps in detail.

Install and activate the Duplicate Menu plugin

The first step is to install and activate the Duplicate Menu WordPress plugin. This plugin makes the process of duplicating WordPress menus a breeze.

Navigate to Duplicate Menu under Appearance

Once you have activated the Duplicate Menu plugin, navigate to the Duplicate Menu settings under Appearance tab on the left.

Duplicate Menu WordPress plugin

Select the menu you want to duplicate

In the Duplicate Menu dashboard, select the menu you wish to duplicate from the dropdown.

Once you have selected the menu for duplication, give it a name like “Secondary menu” or any other name.

Now click the Duplicate Menu button. That’s it, you have just created a duplicate menu in WordPress in 3 easy steps.

Duplicate WordPress menu

To edit this duplicate menu, navigate to Menus under the Appearance tab on the left.

All your WordPress menus are listed here. Select the duplicate menu you just created from the dropdown. In this example, we will select the “Secondary menu” that we just created.

Duplicated WordPress menu

As you can see, it’s a perfect replica of the menu you duplicated, with the same menu structure and styling. Wasn’t that easy? If you liked this tutorial or have any questions, I will be glad to answer them in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can you duplicate a menu in WordPress?

Yes, duplicating WordPress menus is really simple. You just need to install and activate the Duplicate Menu plugin for this. You can then duplicate any existing menu on your site.

Why do you need to duplicate a WordPress menu?

There could be multiple reasons for duplicating a WordPress menu. These include the need to test changes to the menu before making them live, creating a new menu from an already existing menu, or creating a new menu but preserving the existing menu as backup.

How many duplicate menus can you create?

You can virtually create unlimited duplicate menus using the Duplicate Menu plugin for WordPress.

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Trishan Mehta

Trishan loves to dig into the technical side of WordPress. When not WordPressing, he loves exploring the mountains to get a dose of fresh air and new insights on life.

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