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Wordpress Plugin that Creates Categories Automatically?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by BassTrackerBoats, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Google was no help here for me.

    Is there such a dog out there? I have about 650 categories I need to create for a new site and really, really do not want to do that manually.

    I have no issue if this would be a plugin I would have to pay for; I just want to not have to go through that tedious process.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RetroOne

    RetroOne Newbie

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    It depends on where the category list is coming from. Is it plain text, or from a csv...are the category URLs or "slugs" listed, or are they to be auto-generated?

    I could probably knock together a quick plugin for you that will do it. :)
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I have the categories in a txt file set up like this:

    Cat1
    Cat2
    Cat3

    They are just KWs; not urls or anything at all.
     
  4. webnise

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    Are they main categories only or contain any sub categories as well?
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    They are all main categories.
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

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    Mission accomplished... set up WP Robot, pop in the categories and bang!

    Delete WP Robot and I am now off to the races!
     
  7. myniche

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    This would be a great plugin.....who can do it?

    Something simpler than installing WP Robot and then deleting it.
     
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  8. BassTrackerBoats

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    Agreed; that would be a plug in worth developing.
     
  9. thachcaodotcom

    thachcaodotcom Junior Member

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    By the way, this is a one time job? So I think, do it with WP- Robot is good enough,,, and just wait for better, use our time for the other jobs :D
     
  10. BassTrackerBoats

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    For me it was a one time thing but if you are a guy that knows how to build a plug in, I would bet you would have an application that would be worth selling and I know I would buy it at a reasonable price.
     
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    I'm with BTB on that. Would be a most useful tool to have. I been down that tedious road before and it will drive anyone nuts.

    Now that I think about it maybe FaceBookDude could do this. He seems pretty handy when it comes to plug ins.
     
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  12. Scripteen

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    Just coded it http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/318990-get-wp-mass-category-creator-plugin.html. I hope it becomes useful for someone.
     
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  13. reinie

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    wow Scripteen that was pretty fast... pming you
     
  14. edgematch

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    Category Import This is a plug-in allowed user to bulk create categories with certain input format. Meanwhile, the plugin forces the category display by id.


    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/category-import/
     
  15. nam6641

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    You could always open your database, copy/paste into your Category list. Should take all of 1 minute.