Bulk Page Stub Creator

Description

This is a developer plugin for WordPress developers to ease their initial content setup process.

It is a simple plugin; it gives you a text input area. On the first line you type the page title, on the second line you type the slug. Then you repeat the process for as many pages that you want to create.

When you press the Create page stubs button it will automatically create all of the stubs for you.

Who This Is Aimed At

This plugin is for website developers that want to speed up their initial content setup process.

It is a really simple plugin by design. I wrote it to help speed up my own website development process.

I can see some ideas as to how this could be expanded and if you find this useful I’m open to suggestions on the GitHub Issues page.

How It Fits Into My Workflow

First I plan out the structure of my site in a sitemap document. This document contains the page names and the slugs.

Then I create another document from this which details all of the page meta like, descriptions, titles, headers, contents text, footer tags and any other optimisations I want to add.

This plugin lets me quickly process my sitemap document into real page stubs on the website, complete with the slugs I want.

The results page is then shown which has edit page links for all of the new pages.

This allows you to easily open up each tab in the order I’ve planned out (not alphabetically sorted like WordPress defaults) and insert the remaining meta to the pages.

If this sounds like your workflow then this plugin could save you time!

Screenshots

  • The main bulk page stub creator admin page
  • The results of a bulk page stub creation
  • If WordPress finds that the requested slugs either were invalid or already in use it automatically renames the slug to a non-conflicting name.

Installation

If you are installing through the admin panel just search “Bulk Page Stub Creator” and click the install button.

If you are downloading a .zip file then just extract the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your site.

On the install completed page you will need to click activate to turn the plugin on.

Once installed you will find the plugin in the admin panel, in the Tools menu, under Bulk Page Stub Creator.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

If you are installing through the admin panel just search “Bulk Page Stub Creator” and click the install button.

If you are downloading a .zip file then just extract the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your site.

On the install completed page you will need to click activate to turn the plugin on.

Once installed you will find the plugin in the admin panel, in the Tools menu, under Bulk Page Stub Creator.

I don’t want to specify the slug (url) for each page

If you leave every second line blank then WordPress will automatically generate the slug based on the title of your page.

I want to bulk create a different posttype, is that possible?

Not at the moment. But its really simple for you to change the block of code that creates the pages. It’s just a simple
call to one of the WordPress functions called wp_insert_post(). The same function is used to create all posttypes by
simply altering the post_type parameter.

You can find documentation for the wp_insert_post() function in the official codex at:

  • https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_insert_post

You can find the code within the plugin in the includes/process-data.php file under bpsc_bulk_create_pages().

I have some other great idea for the plugin

Great! Open an issue on https://github.com/rtpHarry/BulkPageStubCreator-WordPress/issues and lets discuss it.

Reviews

GREAT!

Thank you! works great! conveniently and quickly create pages was!

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Contributors & Developers

“Bulk Page Stub Creator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1

  • 2017-11-21
  • Update WordPress supported version to 4.9
  • Fix typos in documentation
  • Fix unitialized variable errors shown when WP_DEBUG is on

1.0

  • 2014-10-01
  • Initial release