Converting an Old e-Portfolio to a new one: Tags to Profile Tags

If you have an old e-portfolio using a custom e-portfolio theme you can convert it to a new one. First you need to Activate the e-portfolio plugin. (Dashboard -> Plugins).
You could edit each post but it will be a lot quicker to bulk edit them on the Posts section of your dashboard. This document will cover how to do that.

Dashboard: Posts

Vist the dashboard of your e-portfolio blog and then go to the Posts section [1].
You will see a list of all of the posts you have made.
You can select a set of posts at once and bulk edit to add a particular Profile Tag.
One of the easiest ways to do that is to click on an existing tag, for example Literacy [2].

dashboard-posts
Dashboard Pages section

Posts: Selecting for bulk edit.

In this screenshot we have clicked on the Literacy tag so that the post list only shows posts tagged Literacy.

When selecting all posts with a particular tag you can remove individual posts by unchecking them before bulk editing. This is handy if you have less than three posts with a tag as you will get the old e-portfolio posts The three most recent posts tagged as … listed.

We then select the top check which will select all the post on the page [1]. Change the Bulk Edit popup to Edit [2].
Click Apply [3].

Selecting Posts for Bulk Edit
Selecting Posts for Bulk Edit

Posts: Bulk add Profile Tags

After the last step you can then add a Profile Tag, in this case Languages to all the selected posts.
Highlight the required Profile Tag Radio Button, in this example Languages [1]. Click Update [2].
The selected Profile Tag will be added to all of the selected posts.

Notes and Tips

In the old e-portfolios you could have a post with more than one tag. You can have only one Profile Tag per post. This is to prevent a post appearing twice on the one profile.
You can also quick edit individual post on the posts screen.

This Screencast covers the whole process of converting an old profile to a new one.

Other pages with e-Portfolio information

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