Post Type Switcher


This plugin adds a simple post-type drop-down to the post editor interface, allowing you to reassign any post to a new post type. It allows you to switch post’s type while editing your post.

Ebika Ebikirizibwa

The plugin can convert nearly every combination of posts, pages, and even custom post types:

  • Olupapula ku Kiwandiiko
  • Ekiwandiko ku Lupapula
  • Ekiwandiko ku Kika Ekipya
  • Kika ku Kika

As of 3.0.0, support for switching to or from Attachments was removed. This may come back in a subsequent version.

Invisible post types, such as revisions, menus, etc., are purposely excluded. But, if you need to access invisible post types, you can adjust the boundaries using the ‘pts_post_type_filter’ filter.

Ekuterezza mu bungi

With bulk editing (thanks to Matthew Gerring) you can select all the posts in a certain type and convert them to a new type with one quick action.

Edita ya buloka

With block-editor (aka Gutenberg) support (thanks to Daniel Bachhuber) you can switch between post-types that use either the Block Editor and the Classic one, without losing any of your embedded content.


  • “Type” column in “Posts” screen.
  • “Post Type” interface in “Quick Edit”.
  • “Post Type” interface in “Edit Post” screen.



  1. In your WordPress Dashboard go to “Plugins” -> “Add Plugin”.
  2. Nonya “Post Type Switcher”.
  3. Install the plugin by pressing the “Install” button.
  4. Activate the plugin by pressing the “Activate” button.
  5. From the post edit screen, above the “Publish” button is the “Post Type” interface.
  6. Kyussa ebiwandiiko nga bwoyagala.

Ebyetago ebisokerwako

  • Ekika kya WordPress 5.0 oba okusingako.
  • Ekika kya PHP 7.0.0 oba okusingako.
  • Ekika kya MySQL 5.7 oba okusingako.

Ebyetago ebisembiddwa

  • Ekika kya WordPress ekipya.
  • Ekika ya PHP 8.0 oba okusingako.
  • Ekika kya MySQL 8.0 or greater, oba Ekika kya MariaDB 10.5 oba okusingako.


Lwaki kino nkyetaaga?

You need to selectively change a posts type from one to another.

Does this ruin my taxonomy associations?

It should not. This plugin only changes the ‘post_type’ property of a post.

Kino kyonona ebiwandiko bya buloka edita?

It should not. Be careful when editing HTML content while switching between editor types!

Kino kina sangula ebiwandiko byange?

No. This plugin does not include any code capable of deleting anything.

Plugin conflicts are not unheard of and can be difficult to troubleshoot.

If you’re worried, backup your database and deactivate all other plugins before using this tool.

Woba oky’elalikiridde, saba obuyambi okuva mu bi mezza byobuyambi bya


Kafuumuulampawu 20, 2024
I spent 2 hours writing an article and getting YOAST SEO set up. After I published it, the article didn’t show up. Turns out I messed up and created a page instead. It was going to be a pain to copy over all the content plus YOAST SEO settings to a new post, but this plug-in saved me. I have no idea how it works but this also kept all my YOAST SEO settings intact (keyphrases, meta description, etc.). Maybe because the post kept the same ID even though it used to be a page. Either way, it worked without any problems. I still have all green lights for SEO. I’ll keep it installed in case I make a mistake again in the future.
Mukutulansanja 7, 2024
Outstanding clean, simple and awesome plugin. Saved me maaany hours tonight! Big thanks!!
Gatonnya 31, 2024
Great and simple, even if you only change a few posts, you save a tangible amount of time. Thanks!
Gatonnya 22, 2024
Thank you SO MUCH for this plugin! I don’t know why WordPress removed this feature. We had an older site where some pages were made as posts. Your plugin worked perfectly, and enabled us to convert those pages to posts. Thank you again!!
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Contributors & Developers

“Post Type Switcher” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Post Type Switcher” has been translated into 31 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Hide the “Type” column by default


  • Update author
  • Add sponsor link


  • Okuyambibwa kwa Buloka edita


  • Fix post targeting when called recursively


  • Improved Quick-Edit and Bulk-Edit support
  • Remove attachment type support for now, as there is no way to switch back
  • Fix bug causing some post-types to switch unexpectedly


  • Ensure quick-edit works with new procedure
  • Quick-edit “Type” column works again!


  • Improved plugin compatibility with WooThemes Sensei
  • Filter post arguments vs. hook to save_post
  • Yongerako action ya “post_type_switcher”


  • Gatako obuyambi bwa network activation


  • Gatako textdomains ku lwe nimi
  • Load translation strings using load_plugin_textdomain()
  • Before saving data chack if it’s not an autosave using wp_is_post_autosave()
  • Before saving data chack if it’s not a revision using wp_is_post_revision()
  • Security: Prevent direct access to directories
  • Okwerinda: Okuvunula ebigambo bulungi
  • Gatako ebifanaanyi

1.5.0 – norcross

  • Fix multiple quickedit dropdowns


  • Improve handling of non-public post types


  • Fix saving of autodrafts


  • Improved WordPress 3.9 integration (added dashicon to publish metabox)


  • Add bulk editing to supported post types
  • Props Matthew Gerring for bulk edit contribution


  • Add is_admin() check to prevent theme-side interference
  • Change save_post priority to 999 to avoid plugin compatibility issues
  • Jamu taga ya php esembayo
  • Ebiterezzeddwa mu HTML ne PHPDoc


  • Fix revisions being nooped
  • Terezza HTML ku bakozessa abamu
  • Kola singleton (oba…)


  • Longossa JS
  • Audit post save bail conditions
  • Tweak UI for WordPress 3.3


  • Use the API to change the post type, fixing a conflict with persistent object caches
  • JavaScript Teyetagissa


  • Disallow post types that are not public and do not have a visible UI


  • Enkola Empya