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Mass Category add / Remove (23 posts)

  1. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,

    I used to use an addon called Batch Categories it allowed you to mass remove or add a single category from posts.

    This addon does not work in 2.7 But I understand that this feature may be already in 2.7.

    But I cant figure it out anywhere. Basically from what i can tell its all or nothing on the batch category editing in 2.7 .

    or is there an addon out there anyone knows of that will allow me to do this with ease?

  2. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Anyone have any idea?

  3. guruconsulting
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    May have to downgrade to 2.6 and use your Batch Categories plugin to do what you need to do, then upgrade again to 2.7 - yeah, I know, not the best solution.

    [Signature moderated. Please read the forum rules!]

  4. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Man that bites. is the mass edit system supposed to support batch category editing? And can you Downgrade to 2.6 from 2.7?

  5. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Anyone else have any ideas how to do a Mass Remove or add of a category in WP 2.7

    Remember the catch is a Mass Add / Remove but leaving all the other categories the articles are tied to intact.

    This use to work with an addon called Batch Categories

  6. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Still looking for a fix / suggestion on this topic.

  7. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Gonna Bump this again. Still looking.

  8. ravenheart
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I need a solution to this as well.

  9. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 5 years ago #

    In 2.7

    Go to the edit posts view.
    Select the posts.
    Click "bulk action" change to "edit" click "apply".

    Check the categories you want.
    Click "update posts".

    I believe at present it works in the way you want - I.E. existing cats will not be removed.

  10. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Bulk Edit Posts in 2.7 has limitations:

    "It is important to note, at least with Version 2.7, that Categories and Tags can be ADDED in bulk to a set of Posts, but it is not possible to CHANGE, or DELETE, a Category, or Tag, for those Posts."

  11. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    "It is important to note, at least with Version 2.7, that Categories and Tags can be ADDED in bulk to a set of Posts, but it is not possible to CHANGE, or DELETE, a Category, or Tag, for those Posts."

    Exactly and that is what im looking for a solution. I want to be to remove bulk categories from posts with out disturbing the existing ones.

  12. jnickles
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same problem. I loved the Batch Category plug-in. I sure wished it would work on WP 2.7. I hope to hear about a fix, update or workaround.

  13. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Still in Search? Anyone? There has to be a way

  14. ffs_aggro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    oh dear, this one annoys me the most...

    i bulk edited via WP but now all my posts are in 2 categories :'(

  15. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    See even more so the reason to either have this fixed into WP 2.8 or someone make an addon.

  16. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    anyone heard anything more on this? Any Addon makers out there?

  17. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    bump for some attention.

  18. 5starunited
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Suggestions - As I am on the same hunt for a mass or bulk category editor. I just came across this on a site..

    I have not tested it yet but will address it soon... Thoughts?

    Site I found this post on: http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2007/01/batch-categories-wordpress-plugin-bulk-edit-your-categories/

    This is the latest wordpress plugin I am playing with. Want to power edit your categories in a flash? Still editing category allocation to each blog post manually? I found this lesser known amazing wordpress plugin called Batch Categories that will sort out your WordPress categories in bulk instantly. This WordPress plugin lets you batch edit categories that is, assign multiple posts to a category, or delete multiple posts from a category, in one quick go.

    Installation is easy. Simply upload the batch-categories folder to your wp-content/plugins folder, activate the plugin in the admin panel, and that’s it. The administration screen itself is at Manage > Batch Categories. They strongly recommend you back up your wp_post2cat table before doing anything rash with this plugin.

    I have been looking for such a plugin ever since I switched from Blogger to WordPress. Though the blogger import was easy, I was left with hundreds of posts in the uncategorized / miscellaneous category and had to manually go through each post to allot a category. This would have been easy had I found batch categories before.

    Even now when I create a new category and need to allot that category to multiple posts, I need to do it manually. This plugin will do that job in seconds. Truly amazing! I wonder why it is not incorporated in WordPress by default. Maybe I should suggest this.

    See more WordPress plugins I use.

    Update: WP-Cats is another WordPress plugin that aids in mass category management. WP-Cats augments the Manage Posts screen with Ajax controls that allow two-click adding and single-click removing of categories from individual posts.

    WP-Cats - http://uwmike.com/wordpress/wp-cats/

    WP-Cats is a WordPress plugin that aids in mass category management.
    What does it do?

    WP-Cats augments the Manage Posts screen with Ajax controls that allow two-click adding and single-click removing of categories from individual posts.

    If a post is filed only as Uncategorized, this category will be removed when any other is added. If you have previously added a category to a post on a page, you can add it to other posts by double-clicking the add-icon.

    Please let me know if you like this, or encounter any issues/bugs. If you’re feeling magnanimous, I enjoy presents.
    Download

    WP-Cats v0.21 (WP 2.5.1 or WP 2.6)

    Installation

    Save the contents of the source file to wp-cats.php, and upload it to /wp-content/plugins/. In your administration panel, navigate to the plugins page, and activate it. (WordPress 2.5.1 or 2.6 required)

    Enjoy!

  19. hirzel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi sammyboy405 (and all the others! :-))

    I had the same problem and tonight I tried with both the solution.
    Here the results:

    1. WP-Cats v0.21 Does not work with me

    2. Batch Category - Works perfectly with the latest version of WP 2.71

    So, my reply is: do not worry and use Batch Category

    Luca

  20. sitecreations
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Batch Category does not work with 2.7 for me. I select any category and it shows no posts, even though I'm sure posts exist.

  21. jnickles
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This plug-in did not work on WP 2.7, but I recently upgraded to 2.7.1 and now it works again!

  22. sammyboy405
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ive tried both and cant get either to work.

    where are you downloading Batch Categories from? The Author Website or WP.ORG?

  23. jnickles
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can't remember where I downloaded it, but I'm running Batch Categories v1.4. Here's the link to the page:

    http://robm.me.uk/projects/plugins/wordpress/batch-categories

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