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WP Dummy Post Generator

Description

When I was developing blog themes, I found it useful to have a plugin generate a set of predefined categories and subcategories, and create random posts in them. It got tiresome making these by hand over and over, so I wrote a plugin that will do it. It will let you specify a post category hierarchy and other settings. These settings can be exported and applied on other blogs as well.

Screenshots

  • The control panel of the WP Dummy Posts plugin.

Installation

  1. Upload the wp-dummy-post-generator folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Tools > Dummy Posts
  4. Choose settings and create posts

FAQ

How do I use the category generator?

Here’s an example:

Parent 1
 Child 1
 Child 2//custom-slug-for-child2
Parent 2
Parent 3

Reviews

Still works great

Install, find under “Tools > Dummy Posts”, click “Build Categories”, refresh the page, then click “Generate Posts”. View the posts on the “Posts” page or on your blog. Done!

User interface could use some work, I see how it’s confusing for some.

Better than I expected. I don't understand the other low ratings.

I wanted to generate some posts so I could test pagination and some functionality for a “top X views” for a new theme. This plugin worked perfectly.

1. The titles are random bits of lorem ipsum.
2. The content of posts are random lorem ipsum, bulletted lists, links, bold text, italics, and underlines.
3. Post content has random images from placehold.it
4. You can generate categories in a simple interface (for some reason, these aren’t generated randomly)
5. When adding posts, you add a number of posts to each category.
6. You can delete all posts using a button – might be handy if you are testing a large amount of posts.
7. When you are done, just get rid of the plugin.

Overall, it’s much more thorough than I expected. I was just expecting a number box that says “generate X posts”. This has many more bells and whistles!

Work

This plugin still work even the user interface quite confuse. It could be simpler for just make a dummy posts. Not update for 2 years but still work! Thank you very much. Hope for update.

Good

I use this to generate random posts and it works excellent.

I don’t quite understand how to build categories though, whether I have to use single space or else, but I don’t need this functionality currently so it’s ok.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Dummy Post Generator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.4

Fixed bug with post slugs not being generated

0.2

Followed nourmaan’s suggestions for more realistic posts. Added:

  • Different block types (paragraph, list, image, blockquote)
  • Shorter titles (distributed between 4~6 words)
  • New source text
  • Markup inside paragraphs to test styles (BOLD, italic, CODE, del, ins, etc..)

0.1

Initial Release