Make use of WordPress Bulk Actions
Publishing, applying categories and tags on Posts in WordPress for single posts is pretty simple. You just edit the posts and do what you need.
Problem arises when there are a number of posts, and you need to apply same action on all of the posts. WordPress comes to the rescue with its inbuilt handy tools to make your life easier.
To get to these handy features, select the posts that you need to modify, and from the Bulk Actions dropdown, select ‘Edit’ and click on ‘Apply’ button.
You will get a set of actions to apply for your selected posts
List of Available Bulk Actions in WordPress
In WordPress version 4.9.8, You get numerous options that you can apply on your selection of posts, which are:
- Assign Categories
- Add Tags
- Change Author
- Change Post Status to Draft, Published, Private and Pending Review
- Format of the Posts
- Allow/disallow Pings to Posts
- Make Posts Sticky
Bulk Publishing Your Drafts
Publishing a set of draft posts in WordPress is quite easy. With the options that you have now available, click on status -> Published -> Update
If you find yourself in need to bulk edit more than 20 Posts, visit this post.