Product description and short description are two product attributes that provide more details about a product on the product pages. When a customer is about to buy a product, they can refer to these descriptions along with other details and make the purchase decision. In this article, we will be discussing how to bulk edit based on description and short description in your WooCommerce store. Also, we will check how to bulk edit product description and short description in your WooCommerce store.
Basically, the product description is a marketing copy that should provide the details regarding its features, functionalities, and how it would help the potential customers by using the product. An appealing product description would help to convert a product page visit into sales.
Product short description
This is also a field to describe more details about the product in a few words or sentences. Or, you can also use this option to add an excerpt of the product functionality. Many WooCommerce stores display the short description along with product description.
Check an example of a product description and short description on a product page in the below screenshot:
Editing the description and short description of a single product is quite easy as you can directly go to the product page dashboard and edit both descriptions there. Check the screenshot below:
If you want to bulk edit multiple product descriptions and short descriptions seamlessly, you are required to adopt a bulk edit plugin in your WooCommerce store. Similarly, if you want to bulk edit products based on their description and short description, you would require a plugin. Because there is no default bulk edit descriptions option on WooCommerce by default.
Hence, I would like to recommend one of the best WooCommerce bulk edit plugins in the market – ELEX WooCommerce Advanced Bulk Edit Products, Prices & Attributes.
ELEX WooCommerce Advanced Bulk Edit Products, Prices & Attributes
This awesome plugin allows you to bulk edit various product attributes with advanced filtering and preview options. You can also schedule a date and time to run the bulk update. Also, you can set a date and time to revert the attribute values to previous ones. There is an option to add a frequency of scheduled refresh such as daily, weekly, or monthly.
You can edit simple, variable, and external products with this plugin.
This plugin allows to filter the products based on the following attributes:
- Product Title
- Product Tags
- Product Types
- Stock Status
- Product Categories
- Product Regular Price
- Short Description
- Product Attributes
- Custom Attributes
It helps to edit the following product attributes:
- Product title
- Product SKU
- Product Visibility
- Featured Product
- Product Type
- Shipping class
- Product Visibility Status
- Sale Price and Regular Price
- Managing stocks
- Stock quantity
- Allowing backorders
- Stock status
- Product Length, Width, Height, and Weight
- Global product attributes
- Product variations
- Featured Product
- Description Action
- Short Description Action
- Product Image
- Product Gallery Images Action
- Tax Status & Tax Class
- Interchange Attribute Values of Product Variations
- Create Variations from All Attributes
- Delete Action
Now let us check how to bulk edit descriptions and short descriptions using this plugin.
For that, you need to subscribe, install, and activate the plugin in your WooCommerce store. To know more about the procedure, check out the product documentation I have mentioned above.
Then, go to WordPress Dashboard > WooCommerce > Bulk Edit Products.
Or, go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Installed Plugins > ELEX Bulk Edit Products, Prices & Attributes for WooCommerce > Bulk Edit Products.
The first step is to filter the products, which need to be bulk edited. This needs to be done very carefully, as a small change on unnecessary products would affect your entire WooCommerce store. And, you need to include all required products as well.
Here, for demonstrating an example, I am filtering the products based on the description and short description. You can add additional filters according to your requirements.
Check the screenshot below:
According to this example, I need to bulk edit the products’ descriptions, which have a description that starts with the term ‘Pellentesque’ and a short description that contains the term ‘le.
There are 4 conditions you can choose from the drop-down list to filter the products based on the description and short description. They are Starts with, Ends with, Contains, or Regex match with the text expression you have entered.
Now, click the Preview Filtered Products button. You will be redirected to a page in which all filtered products will be listed, where you can remove certain products if required.
After checking the list of products, you can click the Continue button.
Here, you can bulk edit the product attributes according to your needs. Check the screenshot below:
You can edit any product attribute. But, for the demonstration purpose, I am taking product description and short description here.
For both attributes, there are 3 edits you can do. They are Append, Prepend, and Set new.
Append: You can add a text after the description or the short description.
Prepend: You can add a text before the description or the short description.
Set new: You can set a new description or short description.
As per the above example, the term ‘Hello’ will be appended to the product description. And the term ‘Short description:’ will be prepended with the products’ short description.
After adding all required edits, click the Continue button.
In the next step, you can execute the bulk edit immediately by entering a name and, enabling to create a log file and save it as a job. Also, you can enable the option to make the Undo option available.
You can also schedule a date and time to execute the bulk edit and revert the last change to previous values.
After setting up the required details, click Finish.
After processing the update, a tab will be opened as in the screenshot below:
You can click Continue or click Undo if you need to change any updates.
Check the example of an updated product page as per the edit we have done:
The edits we have set reflected on the product page as in the screenshot above.
This is how you can bulk edit product descriptions and short descriptions based on the product descriptions. You can edit multiple product attributes in addition to the product descriptions.
To sum up,
You can bulk edit the product attributes based on the description and short description seamlessly with this advanced bulk edit plugin. Also, you can bulk edit some custom attributes by feeding them into the plugin. To know more about these functionalities, refer to the article: How to set up ELEX Bulk Edit Products, Prices & Attributes for WooCommerce plugin?