Custom Bulk/Quick Edit


Through Custom Bulk/Quick Edit, you have the option to edit post meta via text, checkbox, radio, select, and textarea inputs within Bulk Edit and Quick Edit screens. Further, you can enable editing of category and tag taxonomies that don’t show up already. Next, taxnomony, checkbox, radio, and select fields have an option to be reset, as in remove current options during Bulk Editing. This is very helpful when you want to mass reset or remove information.

Video Introduction

Custom Bulk/Quick Edit automatically detects custom fields that use the manage_{$post_type}_posts_columns filter to display additional columns on the edit screen. Therefore, unless it’s already configured, your theme’s functions.php file will have to be modified to add custom field columns.

Read the Usage section of Installation and the FAQ to get started.

Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Premium

Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Premium extends Custom Bulk/Quick Edit to work with custom post types and adds additional inputs options. Read on for details…

  • Free, comprehensive support
  • Adds float, integer, and user inputs
  • Bulk edit post dates
  • Color input with color picker
  • Date and time input with datetime picker
  • Date input with date picker
  • Disable donate references
  • Flexible API
  • Multiple select selector
  • Works with Custom Post Types
  • Works with WooCommerce 2.1.0+ custom attributes and product types

Buy Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Premium plugin for WordPress.

Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Premium Doesn’t Work For You?

No problem, it has a 30-day, money back guarantee. Also, you can keep the software, sans support and updates.

Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Add Ons

  • Edit Flow – Date (Premium required), number, and user types
  • WordPress SEO – Modify WordPress SEO options via bulk and quick edit panels

Loads of Benefits and Features

  • API of actions and filters
  • Auto-suggest for bulk and quick edit taxonomy entries
  • Easily remove or replace category and taxonomy relations
  • Edit excerpts and titles
  • Performance minded – Plugin automatically only loads when needed
  • Prevents editing of common and static fields like cb, id, author, etc.
  • Remove specific category and tag entries
  • Sample configurations provided as needed
  • Save post handler can be customized for your needs.
  • Save values normally (serialized), as CSV, or multiple post meta entries
  • Setting options export/import
  • Settings screen
  • Supports WordPress’s own taxonomy handlers for category and tag relations
  • Unset checkbox, radio, and select values during bulk edit
  • View category and tag relations on edit screen columns
  • Works with posts and pages
  • Works with Edit Flow‘s checkbox, location, paragraph, and text types




This plugin grew out of the frustration of having to custom write this code for every client. It works best when the custom post types have already added columns to the edit screen via the manage_{$post_type}_posts_columns filter.


You can translate this plugin into your own language if it’s not done so already. The localization file custom-bulkquick-edit.pot can be found in the languages folder of this plugin. After translation, please send the localized file for plugin inclusion.

How do I localize?

Thank You

A big, special thank you to Joe Weber of 12 Star Creative for creating the Custom Bulk/Quick Edit banner.

Kudos to Alex Stone for documentation revisions.

Current development by Axelerant.


  • Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Settings panel
  • TwentyTwelve theme with Posts Post Excerpts enabled
  • Posts Quick Edit with excerpts
  • Posts Bulk Edit with excerpts



Install Methods

  • Through WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New, Search for “Custom Bulk Quick Edit”
    • Find “Custom Bulk/Quick Edit”
    • Click “Install Now” of “Custom Bulk/Quick Edit”
  • Download locally
    • Through WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New
    • Click Upload
    • “Choose File”
    • Click “Install Now”
  • Download and unzip locally
    • Using FTP, upload directory custom-bulkquick-edit to your website’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory

Activation Options

  • Activate the “Custom Bulk/Quick Edit” plugin after uploading
  • Activate the “Custom Bulk/Quick Edit” plugin through WordPress Admin > Plugins


  1. Read “How do I add custom fields to my bulk/quick edit page?
  2. Read “How do you configure options?
  3. Read “Where can I find working samples?
  4. Select the post and page attributes to enable through WordPress Admin > Settings > Custom Bulk/Quick
  5. Once you select ‘Show’ a configuration panel will open. Leave this blank as upon save, the proper configuration will be loaded.
  6. Click “Save Changes”
  7. Review and revise newly populated configuration options
  8. Click “Save Changes”
  9. Use edit page Bulk or Quick Edit panels as normal


  • Through WordPress
    • Via WordPress Admin > Dashboard > Updates, click “Check Again”
    • Select plugins for update, click “Update Plugins”
  • Using FTP
    • Download and unzip locally
    • Upload directory custom-bulkquick-edit to your website’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory
    • Be sure to overwrite your existing custom-bulkquick-edit folder contents


  • Click the “Deactivate” link for “Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Premium” at WordPress Admin > Plugins


  • Click the “Delete” link for “Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Premium” at WordPress Admin > Plugins
  • Click the “Yes, Delete these files and data” button to confirm “Custom Bulk/Quick Edit Premium” plugin removal



Most Common Issues
Still Stuck or Want Something Done? Get Support!
  1. Knowledge Base – read and comment upon frequently asked questions
  2. Open Issues – review and submit bug reports and enhancement requests
  3. Support on WordPress – ask questions and review responses
  4. Contribute Code
  5. Beta Testers Needed – provide feedback and direction to plugin development
  6. Old Plugin Versions


Actually, Free Version Works Great

The negative reviews almost scared me away from using this, but I really needed to delete all of the manual excerpts from a site in bulk in quick view. This did the job beautifully. There are a couple of ‘donate’ buttons, and that’s it.


Dog slow, terrible interface, not free. Don’t waste your time with this.

Nice Plugin

The plugin itself worked great. Unfortunately, it didn’t do what I needed it to. Not the fault of the plugin, just didn’t have a feature I was hoping for.

They were kind enough to quickly issue a refund and also asked what I though could make the plugin better.

Great communication and a quality plugin. Just wasn’t for me at this moment in time.

Definitely worth looking into the premium version. 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Bulk/Quick Edit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



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