How to Delete all WordPress Posts and Comments

Delete all WordPress Posts and Comments
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There are times when we are testing WordPress on the local environment; we have to delete all comments and posts in WordPress. Manually deleting all content would not be that easy, and it’s better if we use some SQL command or any plugin to delete all posts in WordPress. Before, we move ahead here are some more WordPress tips, which you would like to read:

Bulk Delete WordPress Plugin: Delete Everything in Customized Way

Bulk Delete plugin, which is available on the official WordPress Repo, allows you to delete multiple types of WordPress Content, posts, pages, comments, categories, attachments, users, etc. all at once. This plugin has the free version with about 50,000+ active installs, making it the most popular plugin for this purpose, and this also has a pro addon using which we can do more with it.

Here is a quick view of the features, how this plugin will help us to delete content in a custom way.

We can delete posts by:

  • category
  • tag
  • custom taxonomy
  • custom post type
  • URL
  • custom field
  • title
  • duplicate title

And a lot more customizations are there in this plugin to delete posts and any other kind of content. If you want to know all of the features in detail before installing, click here to go to its official page in the WordPress Repo.

How to do Deletion of Content?

In just 2 steps you can delete whatever type of content you want to delete from your WordPress Blog. Even you have the option of either moving the deleted content to the Trash folder for future references or permanently delete it.

Bulk Delete WordPress plugin
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Just click on the Bulk Delete menu in the WordPress Dashboard’s left pane and then click on the required action like to delete all posts, choose the first listed option as shown in the following screenshot.

After that, you have to configure a few options according to your need and then after you have to just click on the Bulk Delete button as shown in the following screenshot.

 Bulk Delete WordPress plugin
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That’s how you can easily delete all of your WordPress Content instantly in a customized way. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, comment below or refer to the Plugin’s official FAQ Page.

Do let us know, which method you are using to delete posts, comments, tags, categories at one go? Or you simply reinstall WordPress?

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

5 thoughts on “How to Delete all WordPress Posts and Comments”

  1. Ved

    Saved my day 🙂 nice plugin.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Thanks for your comment Ved. I know in certain situation this plugin is life saver.. 🙂

  2. Sourish Nath

    Hey Harsh , What is the plugin you are using for Thumbnail ?

    thanks !

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Sourish
      I’m not using any plugin. Its Thesis Theme feature.
      Though there are many plugins to show thumbnail on your blog home page.
      Like wp-thumbnails plugin.

      1. Sourish Nath

        Thanks Harsh.I am looking fora thumbnail that will grab the first picture from a post , just like linkwithin.I tried many , but none to my satisfaction.

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