You’ve added your products to your store and realize they are now a LOT!! WooCommerce allows you to edit some areas of these products all at once!!
Access your list of products
There are checkboxes on the left side of all of your products. You can either select products by clicking on the boxes individually, or by selecting the checkbox on the header row (row containing: Name, SKU, Stock, Price, Categories etc.)
Select bulk by category
Click on any one category in your product list to allow only items in that category to appear! Then, if you’d like to edit all the products in that category, select the checkbox on the header row!
NB: Removing a product from a category does not usually work well using this method. To remove an item from a category – you may need to remove it per product, rather than in Bulk Selection.
Bulk Editing Fields
Below are the default WooCommerce fields one might encounter, although when certain extensions are active, additional fields might also be present.
Bulk Edit – shows the currently selected products that will be affected. Click the x to remove a particular product from the active bulk edit session.
Product Categories – a list of your product categories that can be ticked or unticked to assign or remove them from the selected products.
Comments – can be set to either Allow and Do not allow
Status – reflecting the product’s published status, options include Published, Private, Pending Review, or Draft
Product Tags – once you start typing, existing product tags are offered as options to click. Otherwise, add one or more new tags, separated by commas.
Price – options include Change to, Increase existing price by (fixed amount or %), or Decrease existing price by (fixed amount or %). After an option is selected, an additional Enter Price ($) field is added to which you can add the number reflecting your choice.
Sale – option are Change to, Increase existing sale price by (fixed amount or %), Decrease existing sale price by (fixed amount or %), or Set to regular price decreased by (fixed amount or %). Selecting any of the options reveal an additional Enter sale price ($) field.
Tax status – can be Taxable, Shipping only or None.
Tax class – options will show the default Standard rates, plus whatever else you have configured under WooCommerce > Settings > Tax > Tax Options > Additional tax classes, which normally includes Reduced rate rates, and Zero rate rates.
Weight – only has one option; Change to. When selected, an additional field is added with which to adjust the weight.
L/W/H – Should the Change to option be selected, 3 additional fields for Lenght, Width and Height respectively, are added.
Shipping class – options will include No Shipping, plus whichever classes have been configured under WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > Shipping Classes.
Visibility – in reference to the product visibility in store, the option are Catalog & search, Catalog, Search, and Hidden.
Featured – simply Yes or No.
In stock – options are In stock, Out of Stock or On backorder.
Manage Stock – Yes or No.
Stock Qty – option are Change to, Increase existing stock by, or Decrease existing stock by.
Backorders? – can be set to Do not allow, Allow but notify the customer, or Allow.
Sold individually? – options are either Yes or No.
Updating changes made to a Bulk Selection
Within the edit screen with the above fields, you can make those changes which will apply to all selected products (only). You must click on the Update button, visible to the bottom-right of the edit window, after making changes or they won’t be applied.
Bulk editing works best with Simple products, and cannot edit the complexities of variable, grouped, or other complicated products.
Bulk editing can only be applied to products that are visible and can be ticked for inclusion in a bulk editing session.