bulk edit posts? (5 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I've just switched from MT to WordPress, but rather foolishly imported all my posts (only 76, but I'm lazy), into WP with the default settings enabled.
    As a result I only have one category assigned to the posts, and I'd like to change the Author for them too (The author name I used on the MT install is very slightly different from my preferred author name now).
    Is there any way to bulk edit current posts so I can just change categories? Is there any way to bulk change the author of the current posts?
    I've created a local install of WP to test changes on before I update my main site, so I'm happy to break and fix things if required. I would really prefer not to have to manually change the category of each post!
    Level of experience with blogging tools in general: Basic
    Level of experience with PHP / MySQL etc: total noob.

  2. Eris
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I have your same questions. I haven't figured out how to fix them yet, though...

  3. Ruby Sinreich
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Why not change the name of the category and/or the author they're already assigned to?

  4. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This has been addressed many times on this site. Using the SEARCH function will help, or you can use Google or other search engine.
    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.
    Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    Seek and ye shall find.

  5. carthik
    Posted 10 years ago #

    For mass editing of categories, use:
    for changing all posts of an author to another already existing author, run a query using phpmyadmin.

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