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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#11983 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Bulk Edit category

Reported by: rfair404's profile rfair404 Owned by:
Milestone: 3.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Quick/Bulk Edit Keywords: has-patch commit
Focuses: Cc:


I am looking at the bulk edit feature, which I gotta admit is quite slick. Though I can add tags and make sticky etc, there appear to be several things that I would expect.

Why not add the ability to change category, change to custom_post_type, add a custom field or post thumbnail and (like page bulk edit) change template (assuming that custom post templates will eventually make it into core).

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#1 @rfair404
14 years ago

Also, this feature appears to be missing from Quick Edit as well.

#2 @rfair404
14 years ago

I checked a 2.8.2 install and this feature is in both quick edit and bulk edit, have they been removed?

#3 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.0 to Future Release

As far as I know, there are hooks that would enable you to add basically anything. We have to be careful about the 80/20 rule. Also, you can change some of those things (page template, for example).

#4 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Component changed from Editor to Quick Edit
  • Keywords has-patch commit added
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 3.0
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect (bug)

The categories box disappeared during work on custom post types due to a typo. #9674

I suggest a new ticket to talk about the enhancements you've mentioned.

14 years ago

#5 @rfair404
14 years ago

Please elaborate:

"We have to be careful about the 80/20 rule."

#6 @ryan
14 years ago

[12812] fixes categories.

#7 @nacin
14 years ago

ryan just committed [12812], so bulk/quick edit categories is now restored in trunk.

Replying to rfair404:

Please elaborate:
"We have to be careful about the 80/20 rule."

It's a loosely defined principle that some WordPress developers have referenced as a way to judge, based on how many users will utilize a feature, whether the feature belongs in core or should be relegated to a plugin.

I'm not even sure I invoked it properly, I was just suggesting that not everything needs to be in the bulk/quick edit window. There are hooks so a plugin can add more fields.

We might as well close this as you opened #11984...

#8 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

#11984 has been closed as worksforme, plugin territory. Closing this one as fixed on [12812].

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