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How to Create a Duplicate Menu in WordPress with One Click

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WordPress comes with a built-in system to add navigation menus to your website. Even though it is very effecient, it doesn’t allow you to create a duplicate menu. If you wanted to create a similar menu quickly, then you will have to manually replicate it. In this article, we will show how to create a duplicate menu in WordPress with just one click.

Duplicate WordPress Menu

Why and When You Need a Duplicate Menu?

When you are trying a new theme, and your old theme had a perfectly configured menu, you have two options.

Change the original menu or quickly create a duplicate menu and make your changes there.

Duplicate menus can also be useful if you want to use conditional tags to show different menus to different users. For example showing a different menu to logged in users in WordPress.

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Quickly Add Duplicate Menus in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Duplicate Menu plugin. Upon activation, simply go to Appearance » Duplicate Menu to quickly duplicate a menu in WordPress.

Creating a duplicate menu in WordPress

You need to select the menu you want to copy, and then provide a name for the new copy. Click on Duplicate Menu button and you are done.

Now you can visit Appearance » Menus, and you can select your duplicate menu from the drop down menus.

Select menu

We hope this article helped you add a duplicate menu in WordPress with just one click. You may also want to checkout our guide on how to style WordPress navigation menus.

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  2. Chiara says

    Hello, what if I have two pages, one in English and one in German, which are called the same – Journal.html and Journal-DE.html

    and I want to add the two pages to two different menus, one German and one English.

    I want the German menu to display only ‘Journal’ on the screen, and not Journal-DE. Is there a way to do so?
    Thank you!

  3. Rubb says

    Duplicate Menu is old and not updated in over 2 years, can I still use it?
    I need to duplicate menu and after that I do not need the plugin

  4. evelyn says

    Thanks for posting this, it’s very helpful. But how will I preview the graphics of the duplicate menu before going live?

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