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Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#41907 new enhancement

WordPress-Importer Assign all entries to one 'local' user

Reported by: xkon's profile xkon Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Import Keywords: has-ux-feedback needs-patch
Focuses: ui Cc:


I've only recently started using the Import tool so I don't know if this is something that was purposely done this way or mentioned before but here goes.

I had to import some data while working on the HelpHub dev environment and it actually has quite a long list of users so I had to re-assign everyone to my admin to go forth.

That being said and with my poor knowledge of the importer ( i don't know if something exists already ) I didn't find any buttons to being able to assign all Authors into an existing one for starters and then change some fields if needed respectively as well.

So I'd like to propose this as an enhancement as some websites might need to Import with many users and probably there are many people out there who are not comfortable on changing things through their database.

This .gif is a simple mockup of what I thought could be done. As you'll see it's just an extra select box and a little jQuery but it saves a lot of time if the authors are way too many to simply point+click on each of them. This patch was something simple so I can ease my repetitive imports it was not meant to be 100% clean and safe etc.

Attachments (2)

wordpress-importer.php.diff (1.6 KB) - added by xkon 7 years ago.
Select option to mass assign entries
select_all_importer.gif (163.1 KB) - added by xkon 7 years ago.
Preview of the assign all process

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Change History (5)

7 years ago

Select option to mass assign entries

7 years ago

Preview of the assign all process

#1 @melchoyce
7 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by boemedia. View the logs.

6 years ago

#3 @boemedia
6 years ago

  • Keywords has-ux-feedback needs-patch added; ux-feedback removed

Thanks for you for your well explained and documented ticket, @xkon ! We discussed it in the design team today, and agree that usability of this function would improve by being able to assign all posts from different users to one.

Wondering if it would be possible -with more or less the same effort- to be able to add checkboxes to the users, so you can choose to assign multiple? Now its all at once or, manual.

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