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Is there a command to mass delete spam news?

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#100625 (In Topic #19758)

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So because life has gotten busy, I haven't been able to check on my site for a little over a week. I got on today only to find tons of new members (all spam bots) who created a news category called "community" and filled it with 484 spam news posts. Yeah, they've been busy....

Deleting these one at a time (since ocPortal foolishly lacks a "delete category and all posts within" feature *glares* would take ages. It has already taken me 25 minutes to just delete 75 of them. But ocPortal does have the ocCLE. So I am wondering, is there a command to delete all those news post in "community" category (since I did not create such category, and I looked, it is all spam)? Maybe rm -R community?



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Not in v9. v10 will have webdav which will help a lot with this kind of thing.

OcCLE command:


:$cat_id=123456789; require_code('news'); $rows=$GLOBALS['SITE_DB']->query_select('news',array('id'),array('news_category'=>$cat_id)); foreach ($rows as $row) delete_news($row['id']);

Take backup first
Assumes primary news category is where the category is set

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