How To Bulk Delete WordPress Posts And Pages?

In your WordPress site, you are surely to add the posts and pages within your site, right? Well, what about if you have added too much posts and pages within your site, which you want to delete. Well, for that you can either open them one by one and delete them. Also, you have the option to bulk delete WordPress posts added within your site. Here, we will learn about how to bulk delete WordPress posts added within your site.

Why you may need to bulk delete WordPress posts and pages?

As stated earlier, you may have added the dummy content within your site, to build it up for your development phase. But, when the development task is completed then, you need to remove those content from within your site. So, in this case, you need to delete the posts and pages added within your site.

Also, if the posts within your site is old and you no longer want to serve them for your visitor then on this condition too, you need to delete those from within your site.

As you know, opening single post and trashing them will take much longer time. So, what about on bulk delete WordPress posts and pages added within your site, to consume the time? So, let’s move ahead and learn about how to do so, shall we?

How to bulk delete WordPress posts and pages added in your site?

For this, first of all, you need to visit your posts page via your WordPress dashboard. Now after visiting it, you will see on each of the post title, there is checkbox before it.

After visiting that mentioned page and finding the checkbox, put the checkmark on the checkbox option over there, with the post you want to remove.

Now, after doing it, find the Bulk Actions select box option. And open it and select the Move To Trash option. After that, click on the Apply button, which is located just beside this very select box option.

Now, you have successfully, bulk deleted the posts within your site. However, it is not deleted permanently. So, if you want to delete those permanently too then, you can head over Trash and then, permanently delete those posts from your site.

For the quick reference on how to bulk delete WordPress posts within your site, you can see the below screenshot.

And for bulk deleting the pages added within your site, the same process is done.


If you have follow this tutorial properly and now can easily bulk delete WordPress posts and pages added within your site then, we can assume that you are 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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