Copying batches of posts and changing the post type as the same time (3 posts)

  1. Bill Dennen
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I have a bunch of posts (regular posts) in a site. I also have a custom post type defined in the same site. I'd like to be able to COPY all the posts and also change their post_type to the custom post type. In effect, i know I would have 2 copies of the post at that point.

    Simple conversion from one post type to another is easy. But, this is different.

    I've tried a few things. The most fruitful was:

    1) export all of the content
    2) edit the export file and find/replace:


    replace with: <wp:post_type>posttype</wp:post_type>

    3) import

    This seems to work, except for the images. Since the images already exist in the site, they are not re-imported (good), but there are also no images attached to the new custom post type posts.

    Any ideas? thanks.

  2. Alessio Lo Vecchio
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok I understand your problem, and I'm looking for a solution, but...
    Are you really sure you want to do this? Duplicated content is a beast for Google, don't you care about that?

  3. Bill Dennen
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks. yes, I know that duplicate content is bad. The old posts will eventually go away, leaving just the custom posts.

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