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Mass Shifting the 5000 posts to new category (6 posts)

  1. yogen70
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,
    Can any one guide how can I mass shift my 5000 posts from one category to another all of them at one go. Pls. advise.
    Yogendra Singh

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Backup your database.
    Then make sure you backed up your database!

    Delete the Category that contains those posts and you can assign those posts to a different Category.

    Or, how about just renaming the old Category? (only works if 'new' category does not exist).

    Resources:
    WordPress Backups

  3. yogen70
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks Michael,
    It was quick. But solution is not so simple. I have a membership blog with plugin wpb-paypal and posts are in 'uncategorised' category. Which has been assigned as private. Making 'uncategorised' private made my home page(static) invisible to guests. I have realised it now that making this category public can make my home page visible to guests. Therefore I need to transfer all my posts in Uncategorised to some other category. Pls. provide a solution.
    Yogendra Singh

  4. yogen70
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey Miky,
    where are you man? I don't see anyway to PM you man
    Yogendra Singh

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. Backup your database.
    2. Create your new category.
    3. Change your default Category to new category.
    4. Delete 'uncategoried' category and assign to new category.

    Am I missing something?

    There's also Batch Category plugins but don't know if they work at 2.3.1.

  6. yogen70
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Mike,
    I am using 2.2.1 not 2.3.1. Which are these plugins. Deleting uncategorized lives my home page hidden. My page is shown to guests only when uncategorized is set to public. Thats why I need no posts in this category.
    Yogendra Singh

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