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BulkPress: The best one-click plugin for bulk posts, pages and taxonomies

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WordPress blogging while fun and often rewarding, does not come without its own set of “problems”. My biggest gripe with blogging on WordPress is creating blog posts, categories and tags one-by-one, especially when you have a long list of articles to upload. BulkPress alleviates that problem by allowing me to bulk create multiple posts, categories and tags with one click.

What is BulkPress?

BulkPress is a completely free WordPress plugin (self-hosted, not WordPress.com) that provides an easy-to-use interface to create several posts, categories, tags and pages with just a click. The tool also works with custom post types and custom taxonomies created by plugins like Custom Post Types UI and Advanced Custom Fields Pro.

Why use BulkPress?

I maintain the websites of several Jamaican magazines that publish articles each day and creating these articles one by one is tedious. BulkPress allows me to punch in the names of all the articles, set-up a custom URL slug, create tags and decide if I want them to be public, drafts, scheduled or private. The plugin also cuts down the hours spent creating a new website as I can publish all the pages needed, categories for posts, initial post titles and navigation menu items. If that wasn’t enough to sell you on BulkPress, you can also set-up hierarchical structures with parent categories and even automatically create non-existent parent categories. It doesn’t get any better than this, especially for free.

What can I create with BulkPress?

  • Posts + URL slug
  • Pages + URL slug
  • Navigation Menu Item + URL slug
  • Field Groups (ACF & ACF Pro) + URL slug
  • Custom Post Types + URL slug
  • Categories + URL slug
  • Tags + URL slug
  • Non-existent parent categories

Where to download BulkPress

BulkPress is available on the WordPress repository here or you can click the card below.

BulkPress Tutorial

Go to the plugins tab in your WordPress admin dashboard and click ‘add new’

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Search for ‘BulkPress’

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Choose the first item then install and activate

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Hover over the BulkPress icon in your WordPress menu and click the option you want. “Terms” refers to tags and categories and “Posts” refers to pages, blog posts and custom post types.

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Posts

Choose your post type and post status. Keep in mind that my post types might be different depending on the plugins you use.

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right
BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right
BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Add your post title and the corresponding URL slug

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Add your post title

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Then your URL slug or leave blank for an auto-generated slug

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Click “Add posts” at the bottom of the page

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Check your posts

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Check the permalinks

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Terms

Like with the posts, add your category to the left and the slugs in the corresponding box on the right.

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Choose your taxonomy. Like I mentioned with the posts, these might be different from you see on your installation of WordPress.

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Add your terms in the left panel

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Add your slug in the corresponding box on the right or leave blank for an auto-generated slug

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Choose a suitable parent category or leave empty

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Optional: Create “inexistent” parent terms

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Click “Add terms”

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Check your categories

Check your permalinks

BulkPress interface. Post titles on the left and URL Slugs on the right

Conclusion

While this plugin might not be everybody, BulkPress is very useful when working on content-heavy websites like blogs and magazines or when setting up a website for a new development project. I love this plugin and use it on all my websites when creating new posts. The only drawback is a lack of updates from the developer, but the plugin still works flawlessly on WordPress 5.5.1 at the time of writing this article. If you know of any better alternatives, be sure to mention it in the comments below, and I might do a follow-up post listing them.

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