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How to bulk edit multi WordPress post/custom post custom fields at the same time?

WordPress bulk edit custom fields is not a complicated task in WordPress bulk post editing plugin as we have provided a specific tab for adding and editing the custom fields assigned to your posts in WordPress. You can quick edit WordPress custom fields that added by 3rd party plugin or programmatically by your theme.

The important point that we have already discussed about it in “How to add columns to WordPress bulk post editing plugin?” is adding those custom posts to our plugin which is absolutely straightforward for post managers.

So, we are just trying to have a quick review and skip this step. If you need more information do not hesitate to get more help from our previous tutorial.

Add a new custom field 

As we described before, you can easily add a new custom field by going to:

WordPress Dashboard > Pro Bulk Bundle > WP Posts > Meta Fields tab 

In this tab, you can type the name of each custom field and add them manually or enter an ID post and add its assigned custom fields automatically as shown below: 

Add a new custom field to WordPress bulk post editing plugin

As soon as adding any custom field and clicking on “Save Fields” you have access to  them in the bulk edit form to change or edit them easily.

Now let’s continue to see how we can change multi post custom fields in our plugin by three simple steps:

Step 1: Filter WordPress posts by custom field

 If you need to bulk edit custom fields of specific posts, it is possible to filter them by using “Filter Form” or finding them by “Quick Search”. 

In this tutorial, we are going to edit custom fields of posts which are not in “Food” or “Sport” categories. So, we simply filtered them by using “Filter Form” as following:

  • Open “Filter Form“.
  • Click on Categories / Tags / Taxonomies tab.
  • Select “Not in” from condition box.
  • Choose “Food” and “Sport” from selecting box.
  • Click on “Get Posts“.
Filter custom posts by category in WordPress bulk post editing plugin
filter WordPress fields by categories

Step 2: Add custom fields columns

Adding custom field columns is a great way to ensure you that all changes you have made applied perfectly to your post table.

To add new columns, follow the below actions:

  • Click on “Column Profile” button 
  • Scroll down the form to see “Custom Fields
  • Mark the columns you need to be displayed in the post table
  • Click on “Apply to Table
Add custom fields columns to WordPress bulk post editing plugin
add custom fields to bulk edit table

Now, you can see that the filtered posts with the assigned data related to the custom fields are listed in the post table.

Result of filtering posts

Step 3: bulk edit WP custom fields 

Using bulk edit form

As we mentioned before, for edit WordPress post custom fields, as soon as you add any custom field to the “Meta field” tab, they are available in the bulk edit form to make any changes on their data.

For example, as we have added some custom fields such as “publisher name”, “review rate” and “date of publishing” next post, we have access to them in the filter form by going to the “Custom Fields” tab as shown below:

Bulk edit custom fields in WordPress bulk post editing plugin

To change the data related to each custom field, we need to determine the condition and then set new data.

For example, we made below changes in our custom field:

  • Increase the value of review rate by 1
  • Change the status of educational post to No 
Change custom fields in WordPress bulk post editing plugin

By clicking on “Do Bulk Edit”,  we observed that all the data were changed according to our expectations: 

Result of bulk edit in WordPress bulk post editing plugin

Bind edit custom fields

Bind edit is the quickest way for bulk editing custom fields especially when you just need to change the values of one column in the post table.

To perform “Bind Edit” perfectly, it is necessary to follow the first and second steps to filter posts and add propper columns respectively. 

Then, you need to:

  • Mark “Bind Edit” icon
  • Mark all filtered posts checkbox 
Edit by bind edit in WordPress bulk post editing plugin
  • Click on the custom field column related to one of the posts 

For example, we decided to “Bind Edit” the “Review Rate” column. So, we clicked on the calculator icon displayed in that column.

Click on calculator button to change review rate value

Then we chose “–”  from the operation box and typed 1 in the text box. It means that we want to decrease the “Review Rate” of those selected posts by 1.

Change review rate value

By clicking on “Apply Changes”, as it is obvious below, the “Review Rate” of all selected posts were changed as we expected: 

Final result of editing by bind edit in WordPress bulk post editing plugin
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