[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #19859: "Bulk Edit" Missing The Ability To Edit Tags

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#19859: "Bulk Edit" Missing The Ability To Edit Tags
 Reporter:  ademos                    |       Owner:  marybaum
     Type:  enhancement               |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                    |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Quick/Bulk Edit           |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                    |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch needs-design  |     Focuses:

Comment (by joedolson):

 Currently, bulk editing is done on a model where all values are empty by
 default, and submission of additional data is added to posts (if that data
 has multiple instances, e.g. categories/tags) or replaced (if it's unique,
 e.g. author/status).

 Having any of the current data for the selected posts makes this
 considerably more complex, as the form would now need to fetch data for
 every selected post and compare the data for all tags & categories. That's
 trivial if we're comparing three posts, a couple taxonomies, and each
 taxonomy has a couple dozen elements, but I have some doubts about the

 I do think it's a weakness that there's no option to remove terms in bulk
 editing, however. I think we should be looking at a context-insensitive
 interface for bulk removing terms.

 The current interface is dedicated to adding new terms to selected posts.
 If we added an option to toggle the action those fields perform - e.g., a
 checkbox that switches the behavior to 'Remove Categories' or 'Remove
 Tags', then we could avoid needing to identify which terms were common
 between all the selected posts.

 We still wouldn't be able to simultaneously remove and add terms in bulk
 edit, but it would be a significant improvement over what we have now.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19859#comment:45>
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