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How to Bulk Edit Attributes in WooCommerce?

We know how painful it is to manually update or assign attributes to hundreds and thousands of products on your WooCommerce store. Hence, we have an awesome solution using which you can bulk edit product attributes on your WooCommerce store at once, quickly.

First, the difference between attributes and variations in WooCommerce

I had Googled this earlier as it’s confusing. So let me make it simple with an example.

Attributes are characteristics that define a product. While variations are products created based on attributes.

Example – A Red colored, XL size T-shirt is a variant created based on attributes ‘Color’ and ‘Size’.

You can’t edit attributes in bulk using default WooCommerce

As a store owner, what matters to you is speed and time, right?

We know how annoying it is to edit products one-by-one. I don’t want to mention the pain of doing it for thousands of products.

The default WooCommerce allows bulk editing only for single products. And that too like price, tax, size, weight, etc.

You can’t bulk edit attributes – be it pre-defined product attributes or custom attributes. The filtering option is also not that good.

Now we know as store owners or managers, you are more comfortable using Excel-like spreadsheet.

So with the help of our Smart Manager plugin, you can easily bulk edit attributes – add, remove, overwrite in no time.

Is Smart Manager the best plugin to bulk edit attributes in WooCommerce?

Smart Manager gives you everything you need to manage your WooCommerce store. Super-easy and super-quick.

It offers a spreadsheet using which you simply click a field, edit it, save.

However, the biggest USP of Smart Manager is the Bulk Edit / Batch Update feature.

Let’s see how you can manage and edit attributes in WooCommerce using Smart Manager:

Add or remove attributes in bulk

woocommerce bulk edit attributes using smart manager

Example – Suppose you ordered 50 new Blue T-shirts. Go to Smart Manager, select all these products, and under Batch Update, select Add attribute > Color > Blue as shown in the image above. All these T-shirts will be assigned Blue color quickly.

Add custom attributes in bulk

Consider the same above example. But all the blue T-shirts are printed with different Logos. Using Batch Update, you can add a custom attribute ‘Logo’ for all products at once.

Assign multiple attributes based on a product category

Example – If the product category is Electronics, and you sell mobiles and laptops, you can assign all items to attributes called RAM and Memory.

Apply filters and edit attributes

Instantly search for products based on attributes and make an edit or update price in bulk.
Example – Reduce sale price by 10% of all cell phones having internal memory 128GB.

Try Smart Manager Live Demo

More about Smart Manager

  • Bulk edit any fields of any post type – products, orders, coupons, posts, etc.
  • Export CSV based on search, date and column filters.
  • Add your own logo to packing slips/order printing and also print the same in bulk.
  • Know the lifetime value (LTV) of all your customers along with their total purchases to date and last order details.
  • Manage WordPress user roles – change user role, change password, etc.
  • Compatibility with top WooCommerce & SEO plugins – Subscriptions, Bookings, Yoast, etc.

and a lot more…

Learn more about Smart Manager

Conclusion

If you have a WooCommerce store that has dozens of products, Smart Manager is a life-saver.

Not just attributes, but anything you want to manage better and fast – price, orders, coupons… Smart Manager won’t fail you!

Until we come with another post, happy growing!

2 thoughts on “How to Bulk Edit Attributes in WooCommerce?

  1. Once I have imported products/attributes into woocommerce, is there anyway I can set a batch process to convert attributes to variables?

    1. Hi Ellie,

      From converting attributes to variables, are you referring to generating new variations using Smart Manager? Then sorry, currently the same is not supported in the plugin.

      However, you can have a check with our other plugin Bulk Variations Manager, using which you would be able to create variations in bulk.

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