Categories in WordPress – Bulk Changes (& more)

Until about an hour ago I was under the impression that each post could be assigned 1 category. But this is incorrect! & in fact in the past I have often had the dilemma as to which category to put a post in when it could quite easily go in 2 (or more).

So why did I never try ticking more than 1 box!!!

This lead me to a conclusion (1.) & a discovery (2.):

1. Don’t Assume Anything! – This is probably the most important realisation. As human’s I think we tend to assume way too much & would rather muddle along instead of asking the question. Why would have I assumed this?

2. How to add various posts to another category (& more)

Basically, if you go to your ‘All Posts’ page, under each post there is an option of ‘Quick Edit’. This then allows you to do the following:

a) Change the post name
b) Change the post date
c) Add/Remove the post to various categories
d) Slug the post (whatever that means!? – I can see some more investigation ahead)
e) Tag’s
f) Change the posts status – published/draft/pending review
g) Allow/Deny Comments [tickbox]
h) Allow/Deny Pings [tickbox}
i) Make the post ‘Sticky’

I have been using WordPress for years & never knew this….I had seen ‘Quick Edit’ from day 1, but never investigated it & can only assume I became blind to it.

Aaaaaahhhh the good old human brain!!

It would have saved me hours over the years not having to go into each individual post. Doh !!

Oh well. On the bright side, I have saved hours going forward & hopefully, if you are reading this & didn’t know either I will have save you time also!.

So come on! Confession time….what have you sussed recently that you really should have known ages ago? Drop me a line.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Gordon Smith March 8, 2014
  2. Steven Cousley March 8, 2014
  3. Nigel Griffiths March 10, 2014

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