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How To Switch or Convert Custom Post Types in WordPress ctm magazine



WordPress comes with five default post types and the ability to create custom post types. This gives great control over your content but sometimes you may want to go back and change the post type of something you previously wrote. In this video, we will show you how to switch or convert custom post types in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the post type switcher plugin.

Go to the all posts or all pages area for what you want to change.

check the ones you want to change and choose edit from the bulk action dropdown and set them to the type you want.

And click update

You can do the sme with custom post types.

Related Links:

Post Type Switcher

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-type-switcher/

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9 Comments

  • Gowtham Krishna on March 29, 2015

    how to switch post one language to another one….. not translating pls help me

  • Nooksack Football on August 25, 2016

    perfect

  • Ivan Hoe on April 3, 2017

    @WPBeginner, I am trying to switch a page in https://possessingourpossessions.wordpress.com/blog/we-ran-because-he-first-ran-terry-fox-run-2017-singapore to a post.

    Your video @26sec, how do I actually install and activate the pluging?

    Mine is a wordpress.com site and not wordpress.org. Can I still install and acvtivate plugin in wp.com?

    Thank you

  • ThunderWiring on July 2, 2017

    too bad you have to upgrade to business plan inorder to be able to install plugins..it sucks :/

  • BikeTravelTheater.org on December 10, 2017

    At 0:26 there is the Post Type Switcher to install, but I can't find it. Is it because I have a basic subscription?

  • islam gebriel on February 9, 2018

    not working for me each page i convert shows as blank page in posts area

  • Stuart Sweet on July 18, 2021

    After I switch a post to a page, the comment form appears at the page bottom. It stays even after I adjust Settings to disallow comments.

  • Stuart Sweet on July 18, 2021

    Thanks for being here. I found a way to fix it.

  • luis antonio rosales ochoa on November 22, 2021

    the plugin is not activating on my site….

    i guess is too big?

    is there another way to do this?

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