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The clone module allows users to make a copy of an existing item of site content (a node) and then edit that copy. The authorship is set to the current user, the menu and url aliases are reset, and the words "Clone of" are inserted into the title to remind you that you are not editing the original content.
This module is similar in purpose and function to the "Edit As New" module that was available for Drupal 4.5.
Important: In general, any complex or custom node type may not clone cleanly. This module has an extra hook in case you want to try to do a little extra cleanup to make a specific node type work. For example, if you use Field Collections, you may need to also download and enable the extra Field Collection Node Clone module. This can also be used as an example of implementing that hook.
The Node clone provides two mechanisms to clone current content. The default pre-populates the form for adding a new node, but nothing is saved to the DB until that form is submitted. With the alternative save/edit method, a copy of the current node is saved to the DB, and then presented in the edit form. When using the save/edit mode, the admin can set whether a confirmation screen is required, and in all cases you can set whether to reset the publishing options on a per-content-type basis.
This module has also been used by some to facilitate node templating.
- Maintenance status: Actively maintained
- Development status: Maintenance fixes only
- Module categories: Content, Utility
- Reported installs: 94,625 sites currently report using this module. View usage statistics.
- Downloads: 1,516,083
- Last modified: April 15, 2016
- Stable releases are covered by the security advisory policy.
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