How To Change Post Type of An Article And Convert It To a Different Post Types in WordPress

Switch/Convert Custom Post Types in WordPress

WordPress comes with 5 different post types. These include posts, pages, attachments, revisions, and menus. You can also create your own custom post types. Read how to create a custom post type on WordPress. Custom post types give the power of manning the content and show it in a different way on your website.

I own a news blog where I write news and few list articles of best products. But the problem was that the list needs to be updated with the time.¬†Updated content is good for SEO. As the blog was on news, I used Month and year in the URL. But changing the date time of list articles also changes the URL. I didn’t want this but I was forced to use 301 redirections from old URL to new URL. So, I decided a custom post type for list articles. After that, moving articles from regular posts to newly created custom post type was not easy. I did that with the help of PHPMyAdmin. But it is not the optimal way for the¬†non-developers. So, I decided to write this article.

How To Change Post Type of An Article

In this article, I will explain how to move an article from post to another custom post type or vice versa. If you wanted to covert the post type of an article, you should read this.

I will not explain the PHPMyAdmin way as it is not easy and you may ruin your blog if anything goes wrong.

Install and active the Post Type Switcher plugin on your WordPress. This plugin will add an option to switch post type of a specific post in the edit screen page. So, edit the page that you want to convert to another post type. Here, you will see Edit icon in front of ‘Post Type’.

How To Switch/Convert Custom Post Types in WordPress

Click on edit and you will see a drop-down of post types. Select the desired post type and click on ok. Now update the post and your post type should be changed.

If you want to change post type of multiple posts at the same time, you can also do that with the help of this plugin.

Go to All Posts and select the posts that you want to change. The select the Edit from the Bulk Actions drop-down menu located at the top left side of the screen.

Edit Post type

Now you will see many options for the quick edit. Here, you need to select the desired Post type from the drop-down and update. It will update the post type of all the selected posts in a single go.

Post Type Switcher offers a quick solution of converting post types without going into complexities. It is very simple to use and even a non-developer can use it without any problem. If you were looking for the solution of this, you now know how to do. I also have more than 150 tutorials on WordPress. You can also explore those.

If you still have anything to ask, you can leave it in the comment.


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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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