Now It’s A Post
Now It’s A Page!
As WordPress users, we tend to think of posts and pages (rightly) as their own separate things.
Posts are for chronological and time relevant items and generally used for community discussion.
Pages a for long term evergreen content and often used with comments disabled.
Posts also show up in the archives, date based search, author search, feed, and other places which can be good or bad.
However, sometime, we want to take advantage of an item as a post… with all the benefits of it being distributed in our feed..
And then convert it into a page later.
While you can certainly do this by hand, we have an easier way!
There are some very lovely (and free) plugins that take advantage of the fact that WordPress only uses one little bit of difference when storing these post/page types in the database.. and so it becomes easy to change them from one to the other!
WordPress Plugins To Convert Posts And Pages
Some of these plugins can convert multiple posts/pages at once whereas others are designed for handling one at a time. Be sure to pick the one that meets your needs:
Convert Post Types: “This is a utility for converting lots of posts or pages to a custom post type (or vice versa). You can limit the conversion to posts in a single category or children of specific page. You can also assign new taxonomy terms, which will be added to the posts’ existing terms.” https://wordpress.org/plugins/convert-post-types/
Post Type Switcher: “Any combination is possible, even custom post types: Page to Post, Post to Page, Page to Attachment, Post to Custom” https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-type-switcher/
Post Type Converter: “Adds meta boxes to all post types and allows you to convert the post type of the current post you are editing to a different post type. This very useful when doing an import from another site.” https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-type-converter/
These plugins are generally considered “use and remove” meaning that they make their changes permanent and you can remove them once you are finished with their immediate task. (I’m a big fan of plugins like this!)
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~ Kim ~
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