Bulk Delete WordPress Posts Via Author, Category And Tag

Previously, we have read about: How To Bulk Delete WordPress Posts And Pages? Now, here we will learn about how to bulk delete WordPress posts via author, category and tag, shall we?

If you have followed our previous article then, you may have already known that, you could bulk delete any of the posts added within your WordPress sites. But, what about, if you want to bulk delete the posts added via certain category, or tag, or by author?

Now, the question may arise in your mind that, is that really doable? Well, it is doable and here we will learn about, how to bulk delete WordPress posts via author, category and tag. So, let’s move ahead and lean about it, shall we?

How to bulk delete WordPress posts via author, category and tag?

For this, as usual, you need to first visit your posts page via your WordPress dashboard, ie, Posts->All Posts section. Now, you can see that the posts have the associated Author, Categories and Tags within it.

Now, if you want to filter the posts shown over there by author only then, just click on the author name and the posts created by that author will appear. Similar is the way for the categories and tags.

So, after knowing about what to bulk delete and filtering the posts via that filter, now, just click on the checkbox option at to, beside Title. It will select all of the posts currently available for bulk actions. Now, on Bulk Actions option, select Move to Trash option and click on Apply button. Now, the posts selected are bulk deleted from your site.

There, in the above screenshot, you can see that we have written the steps within it about what to do. Here, in our case, we have filtered that via the author to bulk delete the author posts added within our site.


Now, if you have followed this article properly and now can successfully bulk delete WordPress posts via author, category and tag then, we can assume that you are now more familiar onto it than before. However, if you are still confused and want to know more about it then, do drop the comment below on the comment box and we will follow it up.

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Bishal Napit

Bishal Napit is a WordPress theme developer from Tansen, Palpa, with a passion to learn more on WordPress.

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