Below the single options stated above, you’ll find an area where you can set multiple images randomly as your featured image. This can be very useful if you just removed images but need something back up on the site to engage your visitors. You can pick and choose the images you want to use from your media folder.
WordPress – How to set Featured Images in Bulk Posts
Featured images help us get the gist of a post in an instant. However, if you have hundreds of posts that don’t have these images already, it’s very painful trying to set them one by one. It’s the situation I found myself in some years back. I had hundreds of technical posts, I wanted to show some thumbnails along with the post excerpts in either a grid or list. I thought about trying to edit them one by one and it wasn’t very wise for me. Given they were technical posts, I didn’t have to really set some particular image for only some particular post. It was okay to assign them relevant images according to category. Or even an easier but acceptable manner was just assign them random images.
Through Custom Bulk/Quick Edit, you have the option to edit post meta via text, checkbox, radio, select, and textarea inputs within Bulk Edit and Quick Edit screens. Further, you can enable editing of category and tag taxonomies that don’t show up already. Next, taxnomony, checkbox, radio, and select fields have an option to be reset, as in remove current options during Bulk Editing. This is very helpful when you want to mass reset or remove information.
Bulk Edit WordPress Posts and Pages
To display all posts or pages just visit the “All Posts” or “All Pages” screens and click on the “Screen Options” tab then in the displayed form add the maximum number of items like 999 in the field “Number of items per page:” and click save the changes on clicking the Apply button as shown in the following screenshot.
How to bulk update and edit posts in WordPress
Under Bulk Edit, you will see all of the posts you are performing updates on. You can bulk update categories, that means you can choose to place all of the posts you have selected in a different/new category. This is helpful when you are remodeling your website, and need to adjust your categories. When you have selected the category, don’t forget to click update in the bottom right.
How to Select and Edit Multiple Images in WordPress
That’s all. We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to select and edit multiple images in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to easily edit images in WordPress. In case, your WordPress images are loading slow, you should check out this ultimate guide to boost speed and performance of your site.
A Simple Guide to Bulk Editing in WordPress
If you change your theme to one that uses a different size featured image, it’s a good idea to regenerate your thumbnails. You can use a free plugin called Regenerate Thumbnails for this. To use the plugin, first change your thumbnail sizes under Settings > Media. (If you’ve changed themes, this should be done automatically.) Once the plugin is installed and activated, view your Media Library in list view. Then, select all and choose “Regenerate Thumbnails” under the bulk actions dropdown.
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Hello and Thanks for your post ! Is it possible to change dates of the posts in “bulk” mode. You can use the plugin Search&Replace, choose the table .. posts Search for: xxxx-xx-xx (date that has to be changed, or just month or year) Replace with: aaaa-aa-aa (new date) Dry Run to see if changes are good and go.. There is an other way but some problems of compatibility (http://wpadminuicustomize.com/blog/how-to-edit-the-published-date-on-the-bulk-edit/ )
Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
Bulk Edit in 2 Steps
Hi, thanks for this great tutorial! But I have one question – if I need to add a number of custom fields (about 20), to bulk editor should I also add it to admin columns? As I understand from your quick edit tutorial this is required action, but if I add each of my 20 fields to admin columns it will look weird and it will be hard to use. Can you clarify, please?