How can I bulk change post status to "pending"?

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  • #1184288

    weishutong
    Member

    Hello,
    I’d like to change the status of most of my posts (about 1.000) from “published” back to “pending”. How can I do that?
    I do *not* want to delete the posts.
    Thanks, Torsten

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

    #1184411

    justpi
    Member

    You can bulk edit posts, but only in batches of, say, up to 50 posts, otherwise the tool will crash.
    Why do you want to do this?

    #1184537

    weishutong
    Member

    Thanks and sorry for my late reply (bad cold).
    Why: Most info is not up-to-date anymore.

    You said I can bulk edit posts, but I don’t see how I could change the status of posts in bulk.

    #1184538

    justpi
    Member

    Posts > All Posts: click the little squares to select posts (or click the little square to the right of “Title” to select all the posts on the screen), select Edit from the Bulk Actions pulldown, click Apply, select desired status from the Status pulldown, click Update.

    #1184539

    weishutong
    Member

    Hello justpi,
    so easy… Thanks a bundle, worked perfectly!
    Torsten

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