Views Bulk Operations (VBO) is one of those modules whose name and Drupal.org description doesn't indicate how useful it is.
Here's the short version of what VBO does it:
- Allows you quickly select all the items displayed in a View.
- Allows you to perform advanced operations on all the items you selected.
So, VBO enables you to greatly speed up your site administration, particularly if you have a lot of data:
- Want to quickly delete 1000's of user or comments? VBO can do that.
- Want to update 100's of content items at once? VBO can do that.
Let Robert Ring introduce you to VBO in this video:
This video is part of our Better Drupal Administration class, which is full of useful tips like this.