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I know you can use bulk actions to add categories but how do you remove them in bulk? I have a custom post type that is using a category (as status) and it needs to basically be toggled in bulk and frequently. I thought just using a category for this would be a simple solution but I was frankly a little shocked when I learned you can only add categories in bulk but not remove. This actually seems like something that would be included in the core. Any ideas?

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Have you tried looking for a plugin? I found several that claim to do this just by searching for "bulk categories" in the WordPress Install Plugins page. – Burgon May 22 '13 at 17:38
I did, and even tried a few but it seems most that I've seen or tried either aren't end user friendly or are horribly out of date and don't work. – jerime May 22 '13 at 17:53

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