Managing Posts and Pages

Up until now, I've talked about entering individual items of content, but what about managing content on a site-wide basis: finding materials, making large-scale changes, importing content, and so on? That's what this lesson is all about.

On the Island Travel site, for example, I might want to add a tag to every single post that mentions a particular airline. If I have dozens and dozens of posts that meet that criterion, and given the tools you've seen so far, that sounds like a long process. But in this lesson, you learn how to find posts and pages quickly, and then edit elements of all of them just as fast.


If your site is new or relatively small, finding posts isn't too much of a problem. But as you add more material, more blog posts, and so on, it can be a hassle to find items, especially two years later.

By default, WordPress displays lists of content in reverse chronological order — the newest items first — and it shows you only 20 items at a time. Though you can increase the number of posts it displays using your Screen Options button at the top right, more efficient strategies exist for finding material than simply scanning long lists of posts.

Finding Posts

The starting point for finding posts is the Posts link on the admin menu. You already know that this brings up a list of all your posts, but look closely now at the top area of the screen, shown in Figure 18-1.

At the very top, you see a menu that contains all or some ...

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