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Category 2 Post Type


Allows you to move categories to custom post types and/or taxonomies.

Hooks and Filters

Coming soon…


  1. Upload category-to-custom-post-type to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Tools > Cat 2 Post Type


None yet. Just ask.


September 3, 2016
Simple as it should be! It will move not only categories but tags and all posts to any custom post type you select. It saved hours of work. Thank you so much!!!
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Contributors & Developers

“Category 2 Post Type” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Added support to move categories and/or their children.
  • Added support for taxonomies and to move posts between them.


  • Stabilized for WordPress repo submission and release.


  • Added a Match Custom Fields function (custom fields to metabox).
  • Removed taxonomy functions for now.
  • Primary goal currently is to map a post category to CPT.


  • Added to git
  • Added bootstrap for admin page layout
  • Changed submit button to ‘Run Script’
  • Converted to class Cat2PostTypeTax
  • Reworked the admin messages system/functionality


  • Minor tweaks and adjustments.


  • Initial setup and build out.