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  • substitute


    It’s only possible to “add” new categories to more than one post using “bulk edit”.
    I’d need to be able to remove a category from more than one file.
    I run an aggregator I have more than 2000 posts and sometimes FeddWP assign a wrong category to a huge amount of posts that I have to edit manually sigh….


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  • RoelofAlbers


    I think this is a really nice feature request.. I’m was actually looking for this and was not able to find anything..




    Thanks!It is indeed…

    WordPress 2.9.1

    Create admin-script.js in theme folder and edit:

          '<li><label class="selectit"><input value="1" type="checkbox" name="remove_categories" id="remove_categories"/> Remove Checked Categories</label></li>'


    function my_enqueue() {
      wp_enqueue_script('my_admin_script', get_bloginfo('template_url') . '/admin-script.js', array('jquery'), false, true);
    add_action('admin_init', 'my_enqueue');
    function my_bulk_edit($action, $result){
      if('bulk-posts' == $action && isset($_GET['remove_categories']) && isset($_GET['post_category'])){
        if(($_GET['action'] != -1 || $_GET['action2'] != -1 ) && ( isset($_GET['post']) || isset($_GET['ids']))){
          $post_ids = isset($_GET['post']) ? array_map( 'intval', (array) $_GET['post'] ) : explode(',', $_GET['ids']);
          $doaction = ($_GET['action'] != -1) ? $_GET['action'] : $_GET['action2'];
        if('edit' == $doaction){
          if(isset($_GET['post_type']) && 'page' == $_GET['post_type']){
            if(! current_user_can('edit_pages'))
              wp_die( __('You are not allowed to edit pages.'));
          } else {
            if(! current_user_can( 'edit_posts' ))
              wp_die( __('You are not allowed to edit posts.'));
          $post_IDs = array_map('intval', (array) $_GET['post']);
          if(is_array($_GET['post_category']) && ! empty($_GET['post_category'])){
            $remove_cats = array_map('absint', $_GET['post_category']);
            foreach($post_IDs as $post_ID){
              if(wp_check_post_lock($post_ID)) continue;
              $cats = (array) wp_get_post_categories($post_ID);
              $post_data['post_category'] = array_diff($cats, $remove_cats);
              $post_data['ID'] = $post_ID;
    add_action('check_admin_referer', 'my_bulk_edit', 10, 2);

    Check ‘Remove Checked Categories’ and categories you want to remove!

    Hi kz:

    I made the changes you indicated and now my blog is completely down. Please help.


    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Plugin Review Team Rep

    Delete the changes from your theme (just removing the bit from functions.php should be enough).

    I did that, but it still did not work. I ended up restoring my blog from a backup.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ Plugin Review Team Rep

    Was it the adding the code that broke it or the running of the code that broke it?

    I redid the actions above and now the blog is working. I must have accidentally pasted over something before. However, when I try to use the bulk categories remover it does not remove anything. Any thoughts?

    Frelling brilliant. Thank you – You saved be about an hour and a half of combing thru posts!

    I just noticed a problem with the sample code. Unfortunately I don’t know anything about JavaScript so I can’t fix it.

    The problem condition: *if* a category name is alphabetically sorted below the category “uncategorized” (for example, Washington DC is after Uncategorized), *then* the bulk delete function will not remove the “uncategorized” category from the posts.

    I’m running wordpress-MU 2.9.1 (for the time being). 2.9.2 is now out.

    Takes me to a blank white page after I hit “Update”, but when I go back to the post listing & refreshed the page, I see that it did do it’s job. Thanks for the script!

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