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Is there any reason why Wordpress restricts the amount of posts you can administer at once to 20?

Is there a way to display all posts?

I want to change the category for about 1800 posts.

I don't have the ability to change the post amount under screen options; see here: tinyurl.com/3npm5yz

Using WP v3.1.3

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yes you do, check the 'posts' page – onetrickpony Jun 27 '11 at 6:14
up vote 8 down vote accepted

It doesn't, in the top right under screen options it says, Show on screen, you can set this to a max of 999 ( I have never tried 999 just fyi) and you can select all, then bulk actions--->edit--->apply.

Also I think there are plugins that do this that use direct wpdb functions, so you can effectively do it to more posts at once.

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ah you were faster than me :) I had a screenshot ready if it helps i.stack.imgur.com/VPua7.png – onetrickpony Jun 27 '11 at 4:58
LOL at your screenshot. I wish I could make your comment the right answer. – Wyck Jun 27 '11 at 5:00
I am using v3.1.3 and I don't have the ability to change the post count that you have. See tinyurl.com/3npm5yz – Steve Jun 27 '11 at 5:12
@Steve the screenshot you provided is apparently taken from Dashboard. Screen Options dropdown is contextual. Go to your posts edit screen a try again. – Michal Mau Jun 27 '11 at 6:24
You're right, thanks @Maugly. – Steve Jun 27 '11 at 6:32

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