I just accidentally dragged a root category onto another. Now, all of the entries that were assigned to that category are assigned to the one I accidentally dragged it onto.

Luckily, I have like 7 entries but if this happened with a lot of them I'd be pretty screwed. It seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

Is there an easy way to "bulk assign" categories? If that's not possible is there anyway to add a "Save" button to the category manager so I'd have to click save before the database actually updates? Am I overlooking something really, really obvious here? Definitely wouldn't be the first time.


I think that, right now, the only way to deal with that is at the DB level. I believe you would only have to deal with the craft_relations table for adding / removing categories to entries.

  • Looking through the sql dump this doesn't seem too bad! I'd love to see something more elegant. I'll wait a bit and see if anything pops up before I accept. Jul 30 '14 at 21:10
  • You could build a plugin to do it but I think that, in the use case you describe, SQL queries would be the easiest Jul 31 '14 at 13:21
  • Agreed. My issue is definitely taken care of. I'm also trying to think about it for the long run, though. I have no problem editing a SQL dump but a client would poop their pants! Jul 31 '14 at 13:59

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