Is there a way to bulk edit the custom excerpt text without going to each post and open it? When we have 300 posts it can be a very time consuming process.

  • There is nearly always a way, but what exactly do you want to do? What are the specific conditions?
    – s_ha_dum
    Jan 14, 2014 at 3:12
  • "extract"? Do you mean custom excerpt? Jan 14, 2014 at 4:56
  • I mean excerpt sorry! Jan 14, 2014 at 12:42
  • Still not a very clearly stated question. In answers below you seem to indicate that you want to be able to add some text - the same text - to each of ca. 300 excerpts, but it's still not clear under what conditions you want the change to occur - or whether you're seeking some entirely different functionality! If all you want to do is add something that appears with every excerpt, you'd just use a filter function - a pretty simple operation in most cases.
    – CK MacLeod
    Jul 9, 2016 at 16:24

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Search RegEx is a good plugin to be able to search and replace (optionally with grep) through all posts, pages, excerpts, comments, titles and meta.

  • Thanks a lot, I'm quite having difficulties to create custom regex, I will have to learn...I have a custom text for each post. The text should go to the excerpt and is not the same. It's a summary of the post. So, in order to manually introduce the text, I will have to find the right post. I don't know how I can achieve that with Search RegEx even if it's a powerful tool. Jan 14, 2014 at 12:46

Are you looking to edit each post's except in bulk or via quick edit?

If so, I wrote a plugin to do that, see http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-bulkquick-edit/.

Be warned, this is only for posts and pages. If you want to edit excerpts for custom post types, then you'll need to purchase the premium version.

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