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Deselect Categories in Bulk Edit

  1. jjsararas
    Member

    @Ipstenu All due respect, the question was not 'does bloat matter'. Of course it does! And for the record did we vote on adding a 'heartbeat API' to it? Neat, but I sure wasn't asking for that. You must have railed against that unnecessary bloat!

    As many have pointed out, it's a request to *complete* an already existing - but currently incomplete - content management feature. (Being the first time I tried this, I thought my installation must be broken when the old categories were still showing after update. Whathu?!?)

    Your community is speaking, please listen!

    Posted: 6 months ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    No, because heartbeat added a major value to every user of WP (to whit - it auto saves posts better, just for one minor example). And I didn't say 'bulk editing' wasn't used often.

    Let's go back. The ORIGINAL wish "I sometimes want to deselect categories when bulk editing."

    I take this to mean "Sometimes I want to say 'Remove this category from all the selected posts.'"

    From http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/13397

    Since its introduction [Bulk] Edit only adds tags and categories. There were talks about implementing removal too but that was never a high priority. There are some UX questions too: shall we add extra boxes with the existing cats, tags, etc. (that may be more confusing) or shall we add a red checkbox above the existing cats saying "Remove checked categories from the selected posts". Or perhaps radio buttons Add (default) / Remove.

    (note that the ticket eventually shifts to issues with QuickEdit killing things).

    We hit UI walls with it last time, making it so that expected behavior was understandable. Will this be revisited in the future? Probably. Nearly everything is, over time, but to say "This should start as a plugin and see if it gains traction" is not a BAD thing. 90% of new features in 3.7 and 3.8 are starting as plugins.

    Posted: 6 months ago #
  3. @ubernaut
    Member

    12345

    i was told by helen and nacin that this feature isn't significant enough to warrant being it's own plugin in the new plugin as feature paradigm.

    regarding the UI i thought we resolved that in either devchat or at wcsf the idea is to make the existing box either grey or a dash to indicate multiply selected states in the selection range, this is an accepted convention for this kind of ui.

    here's another ticket that is a little bit more current, anyone who wants this feature to become a reality in core should probably visit this link and better yet contribute to the conversation with your comments or even better a patch if you are capable:

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11302

    Posted: 6 months ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    Just because it's not an official feature plugin doesn't mean that still can't be a valid method of development.

    Posted: 6 months ago #
  5. @ubernaut
    Member

    12345

    makes sense to me :)

    Posted: 6 months ago #
  6. ReneeRox
    Member

    another vote here for that feature. Even it there was a "clear all categories" would be helpful and then we can go back and re-add the categories we want. It's still a two step process, but better then editing 100 posts individually.

    Posted: 3 months ago #
  7. onz123
    Member

    +1 for this feature. It's stupid that you can bulk edit and add new categories, but not uncheck existing categories.

    Posted: 3 months ago #
  8. thinkwired
    Member

    12345

    ^Exactly what he said^

    I would understand if you couldn't do any bulk editing of categories but, being able to add new categories without being able to remove them, makes no sense.

    Posted: 2 months ago #
  9. @ubernaut
    Member

    12345

    i think we just need to find someone who gets it with coding skills to try to make a patch from what i can gather nobody is actually opposed to implementing this feature correct me if i'm wrong @ipstenu.

    Posted: 2 months ago #
  10. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    That's correct.

    99% of the time, if I link you to an unfinished trac ticket, that's all it needs :) A champion and some code.

    Posted: 2 months ago #

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