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Mass categorize multiple posts? (6 posts)

  1. mattbramanti
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I imported a whole bunch of Blogger posts (700+) and I want to categorize them all.

    Ideally, I could display the title and categories for, say, 10 posts at a time, select multiple categories for each post, hit "update" and it would update all 10 posts.

    Is there a plugin out there to do this, or is there another way to do it without painstakingly editing each post? I would think this is a fairly common issue, and someone's come up with a fix by now.

  2. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There used to be a batch-category script for WP 1.2!
    If I remember well, after several months somebody made it to work with 1.5.
    I have no idea whether it would work with 2.0.x or not.

  3. mattbramanti
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yeah, I tried that one, and it wasn't really batch-capable. It was one step less than having to edit each post one at a time, but one tiny step.

  4. vkaryl
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If this were me, I'd back up the database (twice at least!) and then go dink around in it.... maybe write an sql query to handle it.... if I knew which posts to "batch". If not, I'd still probably do it in the database, would take less time in the long run. Note please that I don't have any 2.0 databases, so this sort of thing would maybe be problematic in 2.0.

    [Disclaimer: I haven't done this sort of thing myself. I think it could be done. However, if you do this without a backup, I'll feel sorry for you but that's about it.]

  5. bre
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I want the exact same thing! I've neglected my categories this past year and now I'm looking for a fast way to sort them. I'm watching this thread with anticipation.

  6. niziol
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sadly the batch categories plug-in does not work with 2.0+, due to the database changes I've read. I have taken a peak at the code, but not being a PHP master by the stretch of anyone’s imagination (not even my own), I never really dug into it. I'm sure for someone (that's a subtle hint for someone, maybe YOU, to volunteer) who is verses in the wp-query stuff, it would be a somewhat easy job.

    My fingers are crossed and I'm prepared to hold my breath until someone fixes it, until I pass out...maybe! :)


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