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README.md

oik-batchmove

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Description

This plugin enables you to filter posts in a particular category and then apply mass updates to selected posts.

Actions supported:

  • Update to selected category - Delete the currently filtered category and set a new Target Category for the selected posts
  • Add selected category - Adds the Target Category to the selected posts
  • Delete selected category - Deletes the currently filtered category from the selected posts
  • Republish - update the post date to the current time stamp.
  • Republish - alter the post date by adding or subtracting defined amounts
  • Update post meta - set the values for simple post meta fields
  • WordPress SEO hide - update WordPress SEO post meta to "hide" posts
  • WordPress SEO unhide - update WordPress SEO post meta to "unhide" posts

Scheduled republishing:

  • Scheduled republishing using WordPress CRON
  • Category republishing of the oldest post in selected Categories
  • Tag republishing of the oldest post with selected Tags
  • Republicizing using Jetpack publicize.

Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

  1. Upload the contents of the oik-batchmove plugin to the `/wp-content/plugins/oik-batchmove' directory
  2. Activate the oik-batchmove plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Visit Posts > Batch move or Oik options > Batch move to start changing post's categories or publication dates.

How do I use it?

  1. Visit Posts > Batch move
  2. Use the Selection criteria to list the posts you may want to alter and click on Filter.
  3. Select the posts to change.
  4. Select the target category, choose the Action to perform, click on Apply changes.

How do I use scheduled republishing?

To enable scheduled republishing:

  1. Activate the oik-batchmove plugin
  2. Visit oik options > Scheduled republish to enter the settings you want to use.
  3. Ensure Activated? is checked
  4. Click on Update

This will enable the WordPress CRON scheduling to perform scheduled republishing on a daily basis.

To disable scheduled republishing:

  1. With the oik-batchmove plugin activated
  2. Visit oik options > Scheduled republish
  3. Ensure Activated? is unchecked
  4. Click on Update

This will stop the WordPress CRON scheduling from performing scheduled republishing.

How do I see what's going to be republished?

The "Reposts for today" box shows the posts that have not yet been republished. When Scheduled republish is not activated then this will list the posts that were published on the date determined by applying "look back" to the current date. When Scheduled republish is activated you would not expect to see any posts until you change the "look back" value.

The "Reposts for tomorrow" box shows you the posts that may be republished in the next scheduled invocation.

My time zone is not GMT (UTC+0)

This scenario has not been tested.

How can I exclude posts?

If you have the oik-fields plugin then you can set the "Do not republish" checkbox. Any post which has this checkbox ticked will be ignored by both Scheduled batchmove, Category republish and Tag republish.

Will my posts be re-publicized to Facebook and Twitter?

Yes, using Jetpack publicize.

oik-batchmove may not be fully functional

I get a message that says: oik-batchmove may not be fully functional. Please install and activate the required version of this plugin: oik version 3.1

This message is asking you to install and activate the oik base plugin. There should be a link:

  • Install oik - this means that oik is not installed. Click on the link to download the latest version of oik
  • Activate oik base plugin - this means that the oik base plugin is not activated. Click on the link to activate the installed version of oik
  • Upgrade oik - this means that the activated version of oik is not at or higher than the required level. Click on the link to update to the latest version of oik

If you do not perform the action then the plugin won't work properly.

Why do I need oik?

The oik base plugin provides APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) which deliver 90% of the functionality that makes this plugin work. oik provides a lot of stuff, which is mostly dormant until you really need it.

Which version of oik do I need?

The oik-batchmove plugin is dependent upon oik v3.1, or higher.

Which version of PHP do I need?

Requires PHP 5.3 or higher. oik-batchmove has been tested up to PHP 7.1

Are there similar plugins?

Yes. Before developing oik-batchmove I tried these plugins.

At the time, they didn't satisfy my customer's original requirements.

I'm not aware of any other plugins that perform Scheduled republishing or Category republishing logic.

Further reading

If you want to read more about the oik plugins then please visit the oik plugin "the oik plugin - for often included key-information"

Screenshots

  1. Selection criteria Choose the posts to alter
  2. Selected posts
  3. Target category and Action
  4. Result reporting
  5. Redisplaying a republished post
  6. Scheduled republish options
  7. Reposts for today - BEFORE scheduled publish has run. e.g. when scheduled processing not activated
  8. Reposts for tomorrow - a look ahead to posts that will be republished tomorrow
  9. Rescheduled posts and CRON - when no posts are scheduled for tomorrow
  10. Rescheduled posts - posts which are scheduled for publishing tomorrow
  11. CRON box - showing next scheduled time and information for the most recent run

Upgrade Notice

2.4.3

Tested with WordPress 4.7.3. Tested with PHP 7.1. Now depends on oik v3.1 or higher.

2.4.2

Tested with WordPress 4.5. Now depends on oik v3.0 or higher

2.4.1

Tested with WordPress 4.4. Now depends on oik v2.5 or higher

2.4

Upgrade if you want to batch update meta data, perform WordPress SEO hide/unhide of posts

2.3

Upgrade if you need to recategorize from Uncategorized.

2.2

Category and tag republish now only processes one post per category or tag

2.1

Requires oik-fields for "Do not republish" capability. Tested with WordPress 3.9

2.0

Now dependent upon oik v2.1

2.0-beta.0107

Version on oik-plugins sites is dependent upon oik v2.1-beta

2.0-alpha.1218

New version with "Scheduled republish" capability. Once again sponsored by Howard Popeck

1.0

First version for WordPress.org. Dependent upon oik v2.0 and above

0.1.0625

Now dependent upon PHP 5.3 for date adjustment and oik v2.0

0.1.0305

Now dependent upon oik v2.0-alpha - to use the date filter logic

0.1.0221

This plugin is dependent upon the oik base plugin. The minimum version supported is oiv v1.17. The date filter logic is dependent upon oik v1.18 or higher.

0.1.0218

This plugin is dependent upon the oik base plugin v1.17

Changelog

2.4.3

  • Changed: Now depends on oik v3.1 or higher
  • Tested: With WordPress 4.7.3
  • Tested: With PHP 7.1

2.4.2

  • Tested: with WordPress 4.5.
  • Changed: Depends on oik v3.0.0 or higher

2.4.1

  • Tested: with WordPress 4.4
  • Changed: Depends on oik v2.5 or higher

2.4

  • Added: update metadata action to set a post meta value
  • Added: WordPress SEO hide and unhide actions
  • Fixed: Reset of the global variable $bw_filter
  • Tested: With WordPress 4.1 and WordPress Multi Site

2.3

  • Fixed: Recategorize from Uncategorized did not remove Uncategorized when that was the only category. The sequence of actions needs to be Add then Delete.

2.2

  • Changed: Limit Category and Tag republishing to only processing one post per category or tag
  • Tested with WordPress 3.9 through 4.0

2.1

  • Tested: With WordPress 3.9

2.1-alpha.0221

  • Fixed: Category republish was selecting the wrong posts to republish.
  • Added: Duplicated logic for Category republish to support Tag republish.

2.1-alpha.0219

  • Added: Action hook for "oik_fields_loaded" to register the "_do_not_republish" checkbox.
  • Added: oik_batchmove_lazy_category_republish() is run before oik_batchmove_lazy_cron()
  • Added: Admin dialogs to allow Category republish options to be specified
  • Added: a button to "test" Category republish
  • Changed: Scheduled republish will not republish posts marked as "_do_not_republish".
  • Noted: Requires PHP 5.3 or higher.

2.0

  • Changed: New option "reschedule_time" allows you to set the publishing time to a fixed time. e.g. 09:00:00. Defaults to republishing with the original time.
  • Changed: post_gmt_date also adjusted in manual republish

2.0-beta.0107

  • Fixed: problem with missing/duplicate function bw_update_option()
  • Tested: with WordPress 3.8
  • Added: screen captures for Scheduled republish

2.0-alpha.1218

  • Added: 'Scheduled republish' capability with its own admin page and WordPress CRON scheduling
  • Changed: Now displays comment count on the Batch move page
  • Changed: Posts > Batch move is now available to users with 'manage_categories' capability
  • Changed: bw_date_adjust() function moved to oik-batchmove.php

1.0

  • Changed: Removed call to oik_register_plugin_server() for publication on WordPress.org

0.1.0625

  • Added: Can now filter All categories - for when you want to filter and republish based on date alone
  • Changed: Date filter now allows selection of a single day
  • Changed: Plugin initialisation when file loaded now implemented as a function oik_batchmove_plugin_loaded()

0.1.0625

  • Added: Date adjustments can now be applied when using "republish". e.g. +2 years

0.1.0305

  • Changed: Post ID's in the select list are now links. This makes it a bit easier to decide whether or not to select it

0.1.0221

  • Added: Code to enable the select all check box
  • Changed: Renamed some internal functions to prepare for future transition

0.1.0218

  • Added: New code supports listing of posts and actions to add a category, remove a category or update (replace) or to republish a post