task Custom WordPress Plugin for Bulk Data Entry


Just finished a custom WordPress plugin for a client that needs to be able to create posts in bulk. We built a custom UI that allows our client to create 10s or 100s of posts via a single submission, but with the control to be able to specify the content, category, tags and other custom meta fields one by one.

Why would anyone want to make 100s of posts all at once? Because we've built a large-scale data analysis tool on top of WordPress. Our clients data is not typical blog content, but actual data records (i.e., think of lines in a spreadsheet with a variet of content types). We're taking advantage of CMB2 custom fields, custom taxonomies, javascript, jQuery and some other sugar to pull this all of.