[wp-hackers] Batch Change Post Authors

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) philip at frumph.net
Fri Dec 17 15:37:02 UTC 2010

doesnt wpmuguru's plugin advanced export allow you to export by author?  I 
think it does.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joaquin Rodriguez Montero" <yojoaquin at gmail.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 5:10 AM
Subject: [wp-hackers] Batch Change Post Authors

> Hi guys! Straight to the subject:
> I have +3700 posts which I'd like to export, but as you could imagine it'd
> create a massive file "impossible" to import into another WP install. So I
> thought, well, MySQL Dumper -> quite a decent file size, etc. Issue is,
> content is in Spanish so each entry that has a "ñ" or letters with tilde
> (á,é,í,ó,ú) produces entries without title.
> Then I thought: why not change the authors of the posts and export them by
> author. That generates a smaller size file, therefore the import process 
> is
> smooth. Now, is there a way to batch change this? Say, via SQL? Or
> displaying more than 20 entries per page? That way I could batch change 
> the
> authors via the Post panel.
> I'd create 10 authors and assign to each one of them 370 posts. Any
> suggestion?
> Thanks!
> J
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