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It's not spring and it's not the time for spring cleaning either, but my huge category structure in the blog has annoyed me for months. Today I decided to tidy up the categories of my WordPress blog. That sounds simple at first, but if you have categories with over 400 posts, this means that you have to move all posts to other categories using the "QuickEdit" function of WordPress - and that is anything but "quick".
If you only want to move posts from a category that you then want to delete, you can proceed in such a way that before deleting the category, you can select the "standard post category" under Settings> Write switches to the category in which the posts should load. If a category is now removed, all posts that are not otherwise assigned to any other category will be loaded into this standard category.
But if you want to move all posts from category A to category B without deleting category A, there are no on-board tools in WordPress to do this quickly.
A much more elegant option is offered by the plugin "Bulk move"or" mass moving ", as it is called in the German WordPress in the plugin list.
If you have activated the plugin, you will find the item "Move masses" under "Tools". If you call it up, you will see four boxes on the plugin page, which offer various options:
You can decide whether other categories to which the posts are assigned should be deleted or kept.
In my case, the goal is to break down the whole structure into a few categories and thus make the list of categories a little clearer. I plan to get into the one at some point Sir Apfelot app can decide for which categories you should receive a push notification if a new post is published. At the moment you can only say: "Yes, I want push notifications" or "No, stay away from me!"
In short, the plugin saves me a lot of work on my cleanup. Nevertheless, I will probably not be able to avoid moving some posts by hand so that I can distribute them thematically appropriately.
I hope the plugin helps you with your WordPress work as well. If you know of other practical ways to tidy up your WordPress blog, then I look forward to your comment.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.