WordPress – Copy Posts – What is copied? ( Follow Up )


Quick Follow up to our last post.


WordPress Support

Joshua G. ( Automattic )



Joshua G. (Automattic)

Aug 28, 2020, 9:13 PM UTC

Hi there!

Recently, we were chatting about the issues you noticed regarding the copy post function. Specifically, it wasn’t copying over categories.

As we discussed, it appears there’s a conflict occurring that may be related to the number of categories on the site. This is also preventing the Category options from loading properly in the new editor.

We will investigate this further and open the necessary reports. As mentioned, I won’t be able to provide an estimated timeline for a resolution and this may not be fixed in the immediate future; however, we understand any frustration that may be caused by it and we are taking it very seriously.

I’ll email you an update within the next few days about my findings, any open report(s), and any next steps I may have. If we find it can be fixed immediately or discover a workaround, I’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

In the meantime, let us know if you have any additional issues or questions. We’ll be happy to help!


Happiness Engineer
WordPress.com | WooCommerce | Jetpack | Simplenote



  1. Issues
    • When posts are copied, attached categories are not copied
    • In the new editor, categories can not be attached



Dedicated to Joshua G. at WordPress.

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