WordPress – How to Delete Thousands of Posts and Pages

In this tutorial we will show you how to delete hundreds of WordPress posts or pages. This is very important because the only way you can do it in WordPress is individually or by applying the Bulk Delete that comes with the normal WordPress editor.

However, the normal editor does not allow you to filter your posts or pages by keyword, author, status, or categories. That’s why we’ll use the Posts, Pages and Custom Post Types Spreadsheet plugin.

With this plugin you’ll have a completely simplified experience when editing hundreds of posts or pages. You’ll do it in a simple and intuitive spreadsheet.

Once installed and activated, you need to open the spreadsheet you’ll use.

  • Posts spreadsheet – Go to WP Sheet Editor > Edit Posts
  • Pages spreadsheet – Go to WP Sheet Editor > Edit Pages

After you open the spreadsheet, you need to follow these simple steps to delete whether your posts or your pages.

1- Open the Bulk Edit tool

This is the first step. You need to open the Bulk Edit tool, which is located on the plugin’s toolbar, so just click on it.

2- Filter your posts or pages

In order to filter your posts or pages, you need to select the I want to search rows to update option in the Select the rows that you want to update dropdown.

That will open a search field, which will show you these search fields:

  • Contains keyword – Use this field to search for all your posts or pages containing a certain keyword.
  • Status – Use this field to search for all your posts or pages marked as draft, published, etc.
  • Author – Search for all posts or pages created by a certain author

Important. The following fields will depend on the spreadsheet you’re using.

  • POSTS: Categories, Tags, Formats – Enter post or page categories, tags or formats.
  • PAGES: Parent – Select the page’s parent

Once you’ve decided how you’ll filter your posts or pages, just click on Run search to filter them.

3- Delete the posts or pages filtered

Now you just need to select these values to delete your filtered posts or pages:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: I want to search rows to update
  • What field do you want to edit: Status
  • Select the type of edit: Set value
  • Value: Delete completely
  • Click on Execute now.

Done!

As you can see, it’s really simple to delete your posts or pages with this plugin. It definitely makes your life easier.

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