How can I add a category to many posts?

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  • #408785

    gymbrat
    Member

    Is there a way to add a category to many posts (bulk action)? To do it by individually editing each post is a Sisyphus job.

    Rather that bothering you here I would have liked to find my answer in “Support”, but “categories” is not listed in the “Support” index. If you refer me to the appropriate answer in “Support” rather than giving me the answer here I would be doubly happy. Thank you in advance for whichever method you prefer.

    My blog is at http://gymbrat.wordpress.com.

    The blog I need help with is gymbrat.wordpress.com.

    #408883

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Edit posts > click the box next to the post you want to add a category to > apply > choose the category(ies) you want to add > update posts

    #408884

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    typo alert:
    should say, “click the box next to the posts

    #408899

    gymbrat
    Member

    Oh – it seems so simple and logical whan you describe it.

    So I check-mark a couple of boxes on the “Edit Posts” page, then I click the “Apply” button above (which makes my checkmarks disappear), then I select a category name from the pull-down menu on top, and then I can not find the “Update Posts” button and wonder if it is located on another page.

    I probably misunderstood something, because it seemed to simple and logical when you described it.

    #408981

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Hmm.
    Your checkmarks should not vanish when you click “apply”.
    Gack!

    Edit posts > click the boxes next to the posts you want to add a category to > BULK ACTIONS > edit > apply > choose the category(ies) you want to add > update posts

    My apologies. I left out that one step of bulk actions because you were asking about bulk actions so it was obvious to me. Sorry.Of course that should have been in the step by step.

    #408985

    gymbrat
    Member

    It worked like a charm this time with all the keys in place. Thank you so much!

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