Beginner’s Guide: How to Bulk Edit WooCommerce Products

Beginner's Guide: How to Bulk Edit WooCommerce Products

It’s a daunting task when you have to start editing WooCommerce products in a store with hundreds or thousands of products. Luckily, there’s a solution to bulk edit WooCommerce products, cutting out the need to go into each product page individually and waste hours of time.

A bulk edit in WooCommerce also comes in handy for smaller eCommerce shops. Every bit of time matters, so the idea of bulk editing a list of product titles or shipping classes makes for a wonderful opportunity to speed up the process and spend your time on other parts of your business.

Which product details can you bulk edit?

With the right plugin, you can bulk edit just about every aspect of your product details.

Here’s a list of the more common bulk edits you can make:

  • Product titles
  • Stock quantities
  • Stock statuses
  • Product fields
  • Backorder statuses
  • Product images
  • SKUs
  • Product variations
  • Catalog visibility
  • Shipping classes
  • Regular and sale pricing
  • Product dimensions

And that’s only a small selection of the possibilities for bulk editing. Keep reading to learn more about your options and the steps required to bulk edit a large collection of products in your WooCommerce shop.

The best way to bulk edit WooCommerce products

Quite a few plugins exist for bulk editing your products on WooCommerce. We’ll walk through the steps with our favorite solution (BEAR Bulk Editor for WooCommerce) and then outline alternative plugins that offer similar features but interfaces that you may personally enjoy better.

Install the plugin

To begin, install the BEAR Bulk Editor for WooCommerce plugin. This is a reputable plugin that also provides other features for product filtering, price calculating, and product exporting, just to name a few.

Note: We’ll assume you already have WooCommerce installed.

After you’ve installed and activated the plugin, open your WordPress dashboard and go to Products > BEAR Bulk Editor.

This brings you to the main BEAR Bulk Editor page where you can edit products in a grid and adjust settings and meta fields.

Start bulk editing

Select the tab that says Show: Filters/Bulk Edit/Export at the top of the window.

show bulk edit

You should now see three tabs, one for filters, the other for Buk Edits, and the final one for Exports.

Click on the Bulk Edit tab.

 



This article was written by Joe Warnimont and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.

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