Quick Bulk Post & Page Creator

Description

A handy WordPress plugin for batch creation of posts and pages in your preferred hierarchy.
Indispensable tool for WordPress developers.

Getting Started

After installing and activating the plugin, go to Tools -> Quick Post Creator. Please, refer to the Usage section below for usage information and examples.

Usage

When you go to Tools -> Quick Post Creator, you will find a form that allows you to bulk insert posts/pages. The form contains the following fields:

Hierarchy Indent Character

Specifies the character (or set of characters) that are used to specify the hierarchy indentation. You can use those characters in your Entries text, prepending one or more entries with one or more of these characters. You can read more about how this field is used in the “Entries” field description below.

Post Type

Specifies the post type of the entries that you want to bulk create.

Post Status

Specifies the post status of the entries that you want to bulk create.

Entries

Allows you to insert as many titles of entries as you wish. Each entry should be on a separate line. You can additionally prepend each entry with one or more hierarchy indent characters. For example, if your character is an asterisk – *, you can use one asterisk at the beginning of an entry to specify that it is a child of the last item without any asterisks. You can use 2 asterisks at the beginning of an entry to specify that it is a child of the last item with 1 asterisk, and so on. There is no limit of how deep you can go with your hierarchy. Also, there is no limit of the number of entries that you might want to bulk create.

Examples

Example 1

The following example will create 5 published posts with the corresponding titles.

  • Hierarchy Indent Character: *
  • Post Type: Posts
  • Post Status: Publish
  • Entries:

    Post 1
    Post 2
    Post 3
    Post 4
    Post 5

Example 2

The following example will create 5 published pages with the corresponding titles and the specified hierarchy (X1, X2 as a child of X, X1a as a child of X1 and X2, X and Y as parents).

  • Hierarchy Indent Character: -
  • Post Type: Pages
  • Post Status: Publish
  • Entries:

    Page X

    • Page X1
      — Page X1a
    • Page X2
      Page Y

    Ideas and bug reports

    If you have an idea for a new feature, or you want to report a bug, feel free to do it here in the Support tab, or you can do it at the Github repository of the project:

https://github.com/tyxla/quick-bulk-post-page-creator

Installation

  1. Install Quick Bulk Post & Page Creator either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. That’s it. You’re ready to go! Please, refer to the Usage and Examples sections for examples and usage information.

Reviews

Very Handy

Works well and did save me some time. I’m using for development, so if I had one request it would be nice if there was a paragraph of Lorem Ipsum.

not bad, but one problem

if you batch create 10 posts they all have the same date, so post navigation is broken. took me 2 hours to find out why navigation is not working … 😛

Back to the drawing board…

Sorry, Marin, but this plugin is not even a beta version of what it’s name implies. In attempting to create 70+ posts (the titles copy-n-pasted on-by-one in their intended order) I was dismayed to discover that all the posts were inexplicably randomly ordered after creation. The result is any time-savings is lost in hunting around for posts to edit and, therefore, the bulk creation of those posts is meaningless.

There’s a number of other rather newbie mistakes in UI and execution but I don’t have the time to explain because this plugin wasted it.

Back to the drawing board, brother.

P.S. It’s a little tacky to pretend you’re another user and give your own plugin a 5-star rating and a fake review. We all know you’re the plugin author, so you’re not fooling anyone.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.4

Tested with WordPress 4.5.

1.0.3

Tested with WordPress 4.4.

1.0.2

Tested with WordPress 4.3.

1.0.1

Minor fix – now being called properly on a fresh setup.

1.0

Initial version.