Filter View for Posts->Categories Admin Area and Filter Feature for Mass Delete

  1. christian_gnoth

    I am working with a huge amount of data and I have to delete a lot of posts and categories through the admin backend. At this moment it is not possible to handle big data in wordpress ! A delete of 4800 posts took me around 8 hours. First I can only delete 200 posts at once, because you are sending the posts with the $_POST data and there is a limit in PHP. For that I suggest to create a filter feature to filter the posts which should be deleted and then submit the delete with a button. the posts which should be deleted can be get through the filter, there is no need to send them by $_POST.
    Then each delete of 200 POSTS took a lot of time, I am not sure what is the reason, please check that.

    Same with categories - there should be a filter which categories I want see and also should there a filter delete feature. I have there the same problem - to delete 4000 catgegories it is limited through the $_POST request.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Realistically, we're hitting a PHP limit.

    You can filter posts by category and date, but I don't know how you'd define "the posts which should be deleted" for your filter.

    Are you deleting ALL your posts? It's generally faster via SQL.

    Posted: 5 years ago #

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