Often you find you want to create a number of similar articles. Articles that are placed in the same category(s), that have the same roles assigned, the same formatting, and so on. Creating these from scratch is tedious, and you may forget to set some information.
There's a quick way to do this. Create a basic article template, and then use Duplicate to create each article.
To create the basic template:
To use the template:
That's it! Now you have a new article based on the template, and your template stays untouched and ready for further use
You may want to create a special status such as "Template" for the master articles. Or you could place them in a special category.