LangaraPRM 2013 Editing Task

In order to make production of the website move more smoothly, we need to make a number of edits to all of the posts in the site — with the exception of last year’s and this year’s.

If one person does this, it will take a long time. However, if an entire team does, we should be able to get through the task in an hour or two.

Specifically, we need to do the following:

Edit the year of publication 

In this, we need to make the date of each post reflect the year of (print) publication, not the year the posts were entered into WordPress.

Right now, each post has a tag that indicates the year of print publication. If you click on that tag, you will get a listing of all posts from that “year.”

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To edit the year, you would mouse of the post title, then choose Quick Edit from the menu that appears on hover.

The only part of the date that needs to change is the year, to reflect the same year as the article is tagged.

Unfortunately we cannot do this as a bulk edit.

Move the Deck

Last year, did each post’s Deck as part of the title, with the Deck content wrapped in a span with a class of sub.

However, this has created unanticipated problems. For that reason, we need to edit the title of all of the posts that have this.

To be specific, we need to remove the subheading (including the SPAN tag) and copy that text (but not the SPAN tag) into the custom field.

To do this, you need to EDIT the post (not quick edit it).

Then go to the title and copy the text that is wrapped in the SPAN tag (not the tags themselves.

Next go down to the Custom Fields section. If you don’t see it, you can enable it from the Screen Options tab in the top right.

Click on the Add Custom Field button. Choose DECK from the drop down menu.

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Paste the content into the Value field.

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Then go back to the post title and remove the Deck and the SPAN that it’s wrapped in (delete the part selected in the screenshot below).

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Finally, don’t forget to click the SAVE DRAFT button to save your changes.