[resolved] Adding/creating multiple categories in one go (5 posts)

  1. saze
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I was wondering if there is a way/plugin that can add/create multiple categories (incl. subcategories and description) in one go. I mean the admin panel works fine, but if you wanna add 100+ categories, a plugin would be handy.
    I searched the database but I couldn't find anything. Do you got any suggestinos.


  2. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you don't find something, try doing Tools->Export and then look at the results of that file to give you an idea how to build (proper open/close tag structure) an XML file with your categories that you could do Tools->Import->WordPress.

  3. Mark
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I took some time to create a solution for you and others who might have this same need. Grab a copy of Bulk Category Importer for WordPress here:


    It works with WordPress 2.5.x and newer.

  4. chitgoks
    Posted 7 years ago #

    file does not exist

  5. pramodd
    Posted 7 years ago #


    1] Download Post Corrector wordpress plugin from

    2] Activate the plugin - it adds "Bulk Create Categories" Menu item under Posts menu in wordpress 2.7.x

    3] To create categories simply enter list of categories in text box
    cat 1
    cat 2

    To create sub-categories create category first and then use following format for sub-categories:

    cat 1/sub cat1
    cat 1/sub cat2
    cat 1/sub cat3

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