How do I apply new settings to a large number of posts, pages, etc?

You can apply some options using the bulk edit tool. For example, you can:

  • Take a group of pages offline in one go (by changing them to “draft” status).
  • Choose a number of draft pages to make live (by changing them to “published” status).
  • Move a number of pages to a new location (by choosing a new parent page).
  • Or you can assign a new author / owner to a number of pages.


To do this:

  1. Go to the “Pages” or “Posts” index screen.
  2. Tick the pages you want to bulk edit:
  3. At the top of the screen, choose “Edit” from the drop-down menu, then click the “Apply” button:
  4. Next, you’ll see a number of drop-down menus. You can change any of these, which will apply to all the pages you selected in Step #2.
  5. Then click the blue “Update” button.
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