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.

Unterstütze Arten

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

  • Seite zu Beitrag
  • Beitrag zu Seite
  • Beitrag zu benutzerdefiniert
  • Custom to Custom

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

Unsichtbare Beitragsarten wie Revisionen, Menüs, usw. werden absichtlich ausgeschlossen. Aber wenn du auf unsichtbare Beitragsarten zugreifen möchtest, kannst du die Grenzen durch Verwendung des Filters ‚pts_post_type_filter‘ anpassen.


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.


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.


  • Spalte "Art" in der Ansicht "Beiträge".
  • Eingabemaske "Beitragsart" unter "Quick Edit".
  • Eingabemaske "Beitragsart" in Ansicht "Beitrag bearbeiten".



  1. Gehe in deinem WordPress Dashboard auf „Plugins“ -> „Plugin hinzufügen“.
  2. Search for „Post Type Switcher“.
  3. Installiere das Plugin durch Drücken des Buttons „Installieren“.
  4. Aktiviere das Plugin durch Drücken des Buttons „Aktivieren“.
  5. Aus der Anzeige Beitrag bearbeiten, oberhalb des Button „Veröffentlichen“ ist die Eingabemaske „Beitragsart“.
  6. Ändere Beitragsarten wie erforderlich.


  • WordPress-Version 5.0 oder höher.
  • PHP-Version 7.0.0 oder höher.
  • MySQL-Version 5.7 oder höher.

Empfohlene Voraussetzungen

  • Neuste WordPress-Version.
  • PHP-Version 8.0 oder höher.
  • MySQL version 8.0 or greater, or MariaDB 10.5 or greater.


Warum sollte ich das brauchen?

Du musst ausgewählt eine Beitragsart zur anderen ändern.

Ruiniert das meine Taxonomie-Zuweisungen?

Sollte es nicht. Das Plugin ändert nur die ‚post_type‘-Eigenschaft eines Beitrags.

Does this ruin block-editor content?

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

Will this delete my content?

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.

If you’re still worried, ask for help in the support forums.


27. September 2021
Instead of taking the risk to destroy your database by using maybe wrong sql commands (like me) this plugin simply does what you want. Great!
12. September 2021
Unable to activate plugin. Once installed, it goes into a disabled state. Worpress states it has disabled the plug in because it is harmful. Why is it even listed on the WordPress site to download??
8. September 2021
Had a client merging two sites. On one, the News items were saved as default posts. This allowed me to change over 100 of those into a new CPT with the click o of a few buttons.
28. Mai 2021
When your client adds content as a post that should have been a page and you want to look like a hero, this is the plugin for you. Thanks for making me look a hero.
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  • Update author
  • Add sponsor link


  • Block editor support


  • 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
  • Add „post_type_switcher“ action


  • Add support for network activation


  • Add textdomains for localization
  • 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
  • Security: Translation strings escaping
  • Add screenshots

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
  • Remove ending closing php tag
  • HTML and PHPDoc improvements


  • Fix revisions being nooped
  • Fix malformed HTML for some user roles
  • Make a singleton (meh…)


  • Fix JS bugs
  • 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
  • No longer requires JavaScript


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


  • Release