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Posts » Edit Posts Screen in WP Admin

This guide covers the various settings for editing your posts in the WP Admin dashboard.

These instructions are referring to the WP Admin interface. To view this interface, click the Screen Options tab in the upper right corner and select Classic view.

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Quick Edit

The Quick Edit option will appear below a post title when you hover over the title. You can access it by going to Posts → All Posts in the WP Admin dashboard. Quick Edit lets you modify the post details such as title, slug, date, author, password, privacy, categories, tags, comments, status, and sticky.

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Bulk Edit

Using the Bulk Actions drop-down menu at the top of the Edit Posts list, you can bulk edit several posts at a time. To do that, select several posts from the list using the checkboxes on the left. Then select Edit from the Bulk Actions drop-down menu and click the Apply button. You will see options that can be applied to all of the selected posts.

Bulk Edit Posts

There is no way to bulk edit multiple posts to switch the status from Password Protected to Public.

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WP Admin Screen Options

There are more options in WP-Admin that you can use to change the view of your posts. Select Screen Options in the top right to display a list of settings you can change:

  • Columns: Gives you the option to hide or display specific columns in the posts page within WP-Admin
  • Pagination: Lets you decide how many posts to display on the posts page in WP-Admin
  • View Mode: Lets you select if you want to see a brief excerpt of the post within the posts page in WP-Admin.
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