How To: Bulk Change Post Labels in Blogger

Setting up labels for your blog to classify content you have not even thought of creating yet takes more than a little foresight. I find that predicting the future is a task best left to the divine, the charlatans, or the Magic 8-Ball. Sadly, I find myself lacking the characteristics of any of these. Thus, when confronted with the task of re-labeling the postings of a four year long blogging journey I found myself doing the only thing a mortal, honest, non-round man could do: I made an excuse to put it off until later.

No more! Today we confront the beast! Why today? Because I’m about to share with you a technique for changing Blogger’s labels quickly and easily.

  • Go to Blogger dashboard, Posting Tab, Edit Posts
  • On the left you will see a list of all your labels. Click the errant label that needs changing
  • In the beige title bar above your posts find Select: Click “All”
  • Click Label Actions… Click on New Label…blogger labels1
  • Enter the new label in the pop up box and click OK

Want to remove the old label while we’re here?

  • Make sure our posts are still selected
  • Click Label Actions… Scroll down past “Remove Label” and click the old label down hereblogger labels2

Easy breezy! Except…

I had a label that I wanted to change the capitalization of. I found that I could not simply add another label with the same name, but different capitalization. Here is the workaround:

  • In the list of labels on the left, click the offensive label that needs changing
  • In the beige title bar above your posts find Select: Click “All”
  • Click Label Actions… Click on New Label
  • Enter in a temporary label name. I used “temp”. Clever, eh?
  • Click on Label Action… Scroll down past “Remove Label” and click the offensive label down here
  • Click on “temp” in the far left Labels listing
  • In the beige title bar above your posts find Select: Click “All”
  • Click Label Actions… New Label…
  • Enter the new label in the pop up box and click OK
  • Click on Label Action… Scroll down past “Remove Label” and click “temp”

I hope this helped. Enjoy bending the labels of your precious content to your every whim! This article should be accurate for all of 2 weeks before Google changes Blogger to Google Blogs and rolls out a new interface…

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