Support » Plugin: Custom Bulk/Quick Edit » Bulk empty excerpts

  • Really nice plugin.

    It seems to be impossible to bulk delete excerpts. I have more than 600 Post with a custom exerpt where some shortcodes are in. I changed the system so I need to get rid off all those shortcodes.

    Bulk editing excerpts is working great but I want to have blank excerpts and that’s not working?!

    I’m using a plugin, which generates a button in blank excerpts, I tried to insert blank charatcter but it’s still a charackter and the excerpts are not empty.

    Any suggestions?

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  • Plugin Author Michael Cannon


    The problem is that for bulk editing, blanks are considered “no change”.

    Request added

    I might be able to get to this, this weekend.


    A couple of plugins that I use for this purpose:

    Search and Replace – Frank Bultge (my fav because it lets you first search the item and gives you all of the potential replace results)

    Find replace – Ramon Fincken, Bas Bosman (less control but still good)

    FYI…there is an excellent plugin: CodePress Admin Columns that allows for a lot of admin column customization…for free…and they have a premium upgrade which is a bit expensive…but it allows for inline editing of over 100 fields (including excerpts) on the admin side and plays nicely with custom post types.

    Hope this helps!


    Plugin Author Michael Cannon


    I wasn’t able to code this functionality this afternoon as quick implementation ran into troubles. Maybe in the upcoming month when next onto this plugin I’ll get this taken care of.

    Thanks foryour replies.

    I can’t use search and replace, cause every excerpt has a unique identifier inside the shortcode.

    @michael Cannon

    That would be really nice, I can wait for this function, I can insert my new button with a shortcode. The only thing is, that the auto generated excerpts are gone. But that’s ok for the first time.

    Plugin Author Michael Cannon


    Can you please give a try?

    It’s only for posts and pages at this time.

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