WordPress Plugin – PostControl 1.0 is released

After many requests for a plugin “like DraftControl” but for posts, I have actually written one — PostControl 1.0 is released.

Feature List:
Supports Versions 1.5+, 2.0+
Number of viewable posts per page is changeable
Unpublish individual Posts from PostControl
multi-unpublish if you need that kind of power
Add Categories to a post without leaving PostControl. (support for multiple cats coming soon)
Change the Owner of a post for individual entrees without leaving PostControl.
Delete individual Posts from PostControl
multi-delete if you need that kind of power

Installation:
Save the postcontrol.php file to your wp-content/plugins/directory
Activate the plugin within WordPress in the Plugins section

Usage:
Go to the Manage section of WP and then select “PostControl”.
The controls are pretty much self explanatory.

Download PostControl 1.0

29 thoughts on “WordPress Plugin – PostControl 1.0 is released

  1. Hi,

    I just started my search for a similar tool and find it’s great. I have but a problem: I wanted to ‘bulk manage’ pages instead of posts. :-(

    I’ll keep on googling.

    Thanx,
    hip

  2. OH and one little bug.

    There should not be a previous link on the first page of results. I just clicked it for kicks. ;)

    [code]WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '-20, 20' at line 1]
    SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts WHERE wp_posts.post_status = 'publish' ORDER BY post_date DESC LIMIT -20, 20[/code]

    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '-20, 20' at line 1]
    SELECT wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts WHERE wp_posts.post_status = 'publish' ORDER BY post_date DESC LIMIT -20, 20

  3. Thank you for this. I’ve been looking far and wide for something for WP 2.0 to re-categorize posts. In all the forums people are asking for this. Lots of people from other blog software like blogger importing into WP and then have to categorize.

    I think this would be a huge service to make the multi-category updates work. The only program that used to be around was “Batch Categories” ( http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2004/07/13/batch-categories-09/ ) but it no longer works for recent versions. You might consider checking it out to get ideas :)

    Hope you can figure out something soon! If so… I’m sure tons of people will make use of it.

  4. Oh…one other thing. I noticed that the intial category always displayed “Uncategorized”…on all my posts…even though they have other categories set.

    Then in the PostControl interface if I change the cat…it then displays that on the page… but not before Post control makes a change.

  5. I Also wish to thank you a great deal for your plugin.

    And am joining to the others – regarding the “mass catagory” feature.

    One Idea writen here – Wich I would greatly wish seeing – is the:

    “mass catagory – by search query”
    (simular to what MASA said)

    Example of the steps:
    1) search and dispplay all my post containing the word “plugin”
    2) now allow me to add all of them to that catagory.

    This add-in will help me imensly (for I also imported a few hundred posts – who I now need to catagories)

    Thank you againg and again,
    Tal.

  6. Hi Everyone!

    It has been a really hectic three months…I have moved from MA to CT. We still haven’t sold our house in MA. I am traveling to Boston for work. I am basically a walking zombie.

    I hope to get things under control and get to work on a new version soon!

    -Ken

  7. Hi Ken, great plug-in. Was really useful for me when I kept making errors on importing all my old posts. Saved a lot of tedious clicking!

    Suggestions for a future version – allow mass enable/disable of comments, and provide a “show all” option in the post count selection box.

    Thanks!

  8. I’d like a search function. I made a little hack that makes it work, but it still needs some tweaking, also a little form should be made, but this is a start.

    [code] if(isset($_REQUEST['search']))
    {
    $q_search = " AND $wpdb->posts.post_content LIKE '%".$_REQUEST['search']."%'";
    }

    $query = "SELECT $wpdb->posts.* FROM $wpdb->posts".
    " WHERE $wpdb->posts.post_status = 'publish'".$q_search." ORDER BY post_date DESC".
    " LIMIT $offset, $posts_per_page";
    [/code]

  9. I am getting this error:

    WordPress database error: [Table 'db185151863.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
    SELECT COUNT( * )FROM `wp_post2cat` WHERE `post_id` = 62 AND `category_id` = 5

    Why?

  10. @bulletz

    I haven’t had this problem and it doesn’t seem anyone else has. I am assuming by the error message that your database name is db185151863, is this correct?

    Somehow it is saying the post2cat table doesn’t exist. What version of WP are you using?

    -Ken

  11. Ken,

    I hope you are doing well.

    This plugin at least partially works, and is still helpful, with WP 2.3.

    I am supplementing it with WP-Cats.
    There is also a wordpress plugin called Batch Categories that I have not tried, but could be great – I’m not sure how it compares with WP-Cats – different but similar.

    If you ever return to Draft Control and Post Control,
    I wonder if you can add a Search/Filter feature to them, like on the standard Manage Posts and Manage Pages pages.

    Thanks,
    Jonathon,
    Imagiscape Caregiving

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