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how to re-file posts into new categories w/o opening post edit (7 posts)

  1. ajs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    if i add a new category and would like to file several existing posts into this new category, is there a way to do this without individually editing each post? there must be, or this is a major oversight of the current version.

    ideally, it would be like filing multiple emails into a new label like you can do in gmail, if that metaphor helps explain it better.

    i can't believe i can't find a way to do this... any help appreciated.

  2. palamedes
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    To my knowledge there isn't a way to mass edit posts like that and I agree that there probably should be.. More over I bet if you go to the ideas page its already in there somewhere..

  3. ajs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanks... a real bummer. you are right, others have mentioned this basic need also. not sure how such an obvious feature managed to escape the design of this otherwise nice software.

  4. palamedes
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think its a presentation problem.. Right now with the way the manage posts page is laid out it would be difficult to shoehorn in a way for users to mass edit categories,.. or atleast it would be cumbersome hehe..

    Not that it cant be done.

  5. ajs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    never mind, i fixed it! i just coded a quick plugin to let you file as many posts into a new categories as you want, painlessly!

    then, i woke up!

  6. catherinebuca
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Want to let us know if we can get the plugin from you? I'm having a huge nightmare with this at the moment – I bet lots of people would be grateful :)

  7. ajs
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ha ha, sorry..... when i said "then, i woke up!", i meant that i was dreaming, it was in my dreams that i could quickly code a plugin to do this!

    sorry, i don't have a plugin... or a way to solve this extremely ever-pressing oversight in what is otherwise a great WordPress.

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