How to Copy or Duplicate a WordPress Form (In 1 Click!)

Do you want to reuse one of your WordPress forms? By copying your form, you’ll make quick work of creating the new form. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to duplicate a WordPress form.

Why Should You Duplicate a Form

Copying a form will save you time since you don’t have to rebuild one from scratch each time.

Here are some of the most common reasons for duplicating a form:

  • Frequently used fields that appear in most forms on your website can be cloned.
  • Testing a form using A/B or split testing can be easy when you duplicate and rearrange it to measure form conversions.
  • Style forms individually by creating multiple variations.  You can design one form better suited for a sidebar and another for embedding into a contact page.

How to Duplicate a WordPress Form

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the WPForms plugin. Here’s a step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Also, you’ll need to have a form created. You can check our tutorial on how to create a simple contact form as an example.

Step 1: Get Started

Head over to your WordPress dashboard and go to WPForms » All Forms. Here you’ll see all your existing forms including the one you want to duplicate.

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Find the form you want to clone and hover the mouse over the form name to see some options just below the title. Once you see the option Duplicate, click on it to continue.

A confirmation modal box will open up asking you to confirm whether you want to duplicate the form or not. Click on Ok to confirm.

Confirmation popup

You’ll notice that a duplicate form has been created. The title of this new form will be identical to the original form, except that the new form has “(ID #)” included.

Step 2: Customize and Configure Your Form

To change the title of the new form, or to modify the form content and layout, hover the mouse over the form name and click on Edit.

Duplicate Form Created

Now click on the Setup tab, present on the left sidebar, to edit the form name. Here you’ll find a text box with the duplicate WordPress form name. Change the name as per your wish and then click on Save.

Edit Duplicate Form Name

If you want to add a new field, click on the Fields tab and then drag a new field from the left panel to your form. You can also rearrange or edit the form fields by clicking on them.

Finally, go to Settings » General to change the form description and submit button text. You can also enable anti-spam protection to prevent spam submissions.

Anti-spam protection in WPForms

If you want to create GDPR compliant form, then check both the disable storing entry information in WordPress and disable storing user details (IP address and user agent) options.

You can also set up form notification emails and adjust the confirmation settings in your duplicate WordPress form if you want.

Step 3: Add Your Duplicate WordPress Form to Your Site

Once you’ve created and customized your form, you need to add it to your website.

Don’t worry! With WPForms, you can easily add your forms to your posts, pages, or sidebar. Let’s show you how to add your duplicate form to a new page.

Let’s take a look at the most common post/page embed option.

To embed your duplicate WordPress form, create a new page or post in WordPress, or go to the update settings on an existing one. After that, click inside the first block (the blank area below your page title) and click on the Add WPForms icon.

duplicate wordpress form with widget
The handy WPForms widget will appear inside your block. Click on the WPForms dropdown and pick the form you’ve just created and that you want to insert into your page.

select duplicate contact form in wordpress
Now, click Preview, and you’ll see your duplicate WordPress form as it will appear on your website. If you’re satisfied with the way your duplicate WordPress form looks, go ahead and click on Publish and your form will go live on the Internet.

publish wordpress duplicate form

Take a look at your published page to see exactly how your duplicate WordPress form looks on your website!

published wordpress duplicate form
To view your WordPress form entries after they’ve been submitted, check out this complete guide to form entries.

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Final Thoughts on How to Duplicate a WordPress Form

That’s it! You’ve duplicated a WordPress form with data from an existing form within your website.

Now, whenever you’ve made a customized form, you’ll save yourself the time and energy of recreating a similar form.

Looking for more time-saving tips? You might also want to check out our guide on how to export WordPress form entries to CSV. This will allow you to add information to your email marketing service, analyze the results of advanced form fields, and more.

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Comments

    1. Good question, Joseph! The new form will have a different ID# applied to the form itself & each field, as you can see here:

      ID of duplicate form

      This allows for styling of individual forms with CSS, without worrying about affecting other forms.

      Hope that helps! If you think of any other questions, feel free to get in touch.

    1. Hi Ewald! Generally, changing the ID of a form isn’t recommended, since all previous entries and third-party connections (like Mailchimp or PayPal for example) are connected via the ID. So, changing the ID could break your form – it isn’t really designed to be changed.

      There’s probably a better way to accomplish what it is you’re trying to do – we’d love to help you figure it out, if you get in touch with support 🙂

  1. Hi, is there a wordpress plugin that can enable me to have to forms but when i type in one form the other one replicates what im typing. or else can i be able to reflect certain parts of the form on another part of my page. kindly

    1. Hi Willie,

      I apologize, but I’m afraid I don’t understand what you’re describing. Could you please contact us with more details about what you’re looking for, and possibly a use-case example?

      Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hi Andy,

      Currently we don’t have the ability to group fields within the form builder, so each field would need to be duplicated individually. I’ll be sure to note this on our feature request list, though 🙂

      1. Awesome…I’m creating an online application with sections that apply to the primary applicant as well as identical sections that apply to a co-applicant. It would be helpful to grab the whole section and duplicate it. Thanks for the reply!

  2. I duplicated the form. I added some new fields . This new form is for 2020. I want new data entries with new fields. How? thanks DN

    1. Hi DN, I hope you are doing well!

      When a form is duplicated it won’t have the entries from the original form, so only new entries will be logged for it.
      It sounds like you did this correctly, but if you have any issues with this, please try to contact our support team regarding this.
      If you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket.
      Otherwise, we provide limited complimentary support in the WPForms Lite WordPress.org support forum.

      Have a good one 🙂

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