Bulk edit dates in Wordpress

Bulk edit dates in Wordpress

Manual SQL changes

The simplest was is doing it in SQL:

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# There are two values for every date (gmt and non-gmt) and their
# diff is varying because Daylight Saving Time clock change can
# be different at different date in different countries
#
SELECT post_date, post_date_gmt, post_modified, post_modified_gmt, post_name
  FROM etkwp_posts
  WHERE post_type = "shop" AND post_status = "publish"
  ORDER BY post_date
  LIMIT 10

# Now, just list older posts
#
SELECT DATE(post_date_gmt) as created, DATE(post_modified_gmt) as modified, post_name, post_title, post_status
  FROM etkwp_posts
  WHERE post_type = "shop"
    AND post_status = "publish"
    AND post_date <= DATE_SUB(CURDATE(), Interval 6 month)
  ORDER BY post_date_gmt
  LIMIT 10

# Change date 1 year forward step, only if is still older
# than modified date minus 5 days. Execute multiple times if you want.
#
UPDATE etkwp_posts
  SET
    post_date = DATE_ADD(post_date, Interval 1 year),
    post_date_gmt = DATE_ADD(post_date_gmt, Interval 1 year)
  WHERE post_type = "shop"
    AND post_status = "publish"
    AND DATE_ADD(post_date_gmt, Interval 1 year) <= DATE_SUB(post_modified_gmt, Interval 5 day)

We must should update both fields gmt and non-gmt date, as noted here

Editing as WP admin

Add this option to programmatic to Wordpress.

Bulk edit post date in wordpress - WordPress Development Stack Exchange

or more advanced example:

bamadesigner/manage-wordpress-posts-using-bulk-edit-and-quick-edit: I wrote a tutorial for how to “Manage WordPress Posts Using Bulk Edit and Quick Edit” and decided it was best to convert my tutorial to plugin format and post online so I can better manage and keep up to date. You can view the tutorial at http://wpdreamer.com/2012/03/manage-wordpress-posts-using-bulk-edit-and-quick-edit

Manage WordPress Posts Using Bulk Edit and Quick Edit | WordPress Dreamer How To Make Your WordPress Admin Columns Sortable | WordPress Dreamer

Plugin

As always, we could use a plugin:

oik-batchmove is the only free one that can do this.

Custom Bulk/Quick Edit — WordPress Plugins doesn’t have edit date capability in free version.

date 01. Jan 0001 | modified 28. May 2021
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