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[resolved] Bulk update (6 posts)

  1. qwik3r
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there a way to bulk update posts with co-authors? I have several hundred posts that need to be swapped to another author and I would like to use co-author. I can upload a CSV file to assign an author however the post_author and author tables don't appear to be updating when I modify them in the CSV file for the slug of the new post author. Is there a way to do this?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/co-authors-plus/

  2. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Bulk updating isn't supported at this time. You may want to check out the WP-CLI command packaged with the plugin, however.

  3. qwik3r
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Interesting. Thank you. Would the command assist in bulk updating posts' authors that have a specific tag?

  4. qwik3r
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I"m used to updating the posts via csv file and a post heading. As I said post_author and 'author' don't appear to be doing the trick when I attempt to update them to the slug for the co-author. Is there another field or am I doing something wrong?

  5. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there another field or am I doing something wrong?

    CAP bylines are stored as terms of the "author" taxonomy. I'd recommend installing WP-CLI, getting some familiarity, and then exploring how the commands packaged with the plugin might support your use case.

  6. qwik3r
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, thank you for your assistance ;)

    -r

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