Converting ordinary posts to "product" custom post type :(?

Please help ... this could be a life saver.

Here's the thing: I offer help on hundreds of thousands of academic questions (~ over 200,000)... each tutorial could be customised as to how much help the student wants with it... like x dollars per page, and rate goes up if its prioritized, and some specifications like the frmatting of the tutorial etc.

AT PRESENT: All these questions are in form of posts - ordinary WP posts.

I think that Marketplace plugin uses custom post types to make a product out of a post.

THUS THE PROBLEM WOULD BE:
Im wondering how can I convert all those posts to the custom post type of "products" so every one automatically is up for selling. AND - I could make product variations etc for each question, so the problem would be resolved.

TWIST:
The twist to the tale is, when kids post new questions - they are set to appear as normal posts on my website. Would I have to intervene everytime to convert them to products..., if we could make a permanent edit to post.php may be it could help? Or do something else?

My website is (a s s i g n m e n t h o l e dot c o m) - please remove the spacing!

In anticipation THANKS a tonne ... and I need this like medicine, PLEASEEE help!!!

  • graphitewpmud
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Thanks a ton, Aaron.

    In the meantime I found a wonderful plugin for anyone having to transfer older posts already made and convert them to products: Convert Post Types, by the author of sillybean.

    That would change all the posts to products.

    Now one question please: can I have like JUST ONE PRICING THING for every product (right now they are all 0) for the sake of simplicity I would go with something like this.

    What I mean is the option in variation control like one page - x dollars, priority ordering - Y dollars...etc.and these same options appeared on every product. So instead of default price of 0, maybe I could just set a default set of options... still figuring this out, any help would be appreciated :slight_smile:

    Thanks again

Thank NAME, for their help.

Let NAME know exactly why they deserved these points.

Gift a custom amount of points.