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I need a function to duplicate an (published) entry as a draft entry. Now if I duplicate an entry it will immediately publics that entry an that fires some plugin events (sends mails) I didn't want.

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    I'm not sure I'm following 100%, but it sounds like you want to duplicate an entry and have it set to disabled by default?
    – Brad Bell
    Apr 21 '17 at 17:32
  • Sorry for my bad English I meant a draft entry not a concept entry (that's how we call it in Holland). The client publish a entry and after that he want to duplicate that published entry but as a draft and not immediately publish it because the client want to make some changes first and then publish the duplicated entry. After publishing a plugin sends a mail to all users. Therefore it should not be published immediately. Apr 25 '17 at 10:32
  • No worries, Maarten... it'd definitely need to be done through a plugin and Brad answer is a good starting point.
    – Brad Bell
    Apr 26 '17 at 17:48
  • Is there any better/simpler solution to achieve this ? May 19 '20 at 14:39
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You can refer to this How can I copy an entry?

Just change:

$newEntry->enabled = $oldEntry->enabled;

to

$newEntry->enabled = false;

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