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Delete CMS items via API without manually unlinking everything Merged

There is already a feature to delete CMS items through the API, but it's downright broken as it is today.

If there are any links to other CMS items at all, you simply cannot delete the item and it returns a "still in use" error. For someone with thousands of blog posts that are cross referenced with eachother through tags and links, going into them manually and removing every single link just isn't feasible. Even with just ten or a hundred that would take a long, long time - and the point of the API is to automate stuff like this.

Please add support for auto-unlinking and/or just straight up deleting the CMS item without requiring manual unlinking.

  • Erik Fossum
  • Nov 20 2019
  • Reviewed
API
  • Gurpreet Singh commented
    25 Oct, 2020 03:34am

    Nope unfortunately. Honestly, I could not think of any reason behind this silly limitation other than saving computational resources on their servers.

  • Trey Williams commented
    6 Sep, 2020 11:04pm

    Is this still not possible? Just want to be able to sync this watered down database with my actual database, and can't do that when there are limitations to the API like this.

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