Import Woocommerce Free Plugin is a plugin from WP Ultimate CSV Importer plugin especially made only for WooCommerce powered sites. Using Import Woocommerce Free Plugin users can now import Products, Pages and blog Posts. Here we have explained simple step by step import process of Import Woocommerce for Products import as CSV.
First, Download and install the “Import Woocommerce” plugin from WordPress.org or from smackcoders.com store and activate.
To import a Product CSV file select import -> Import Woocommerce from drop down menu.
A CSV (comma-separated values or character-separated values) is a simple text file contains set values in comma separated format with a header.
In general, Headers are the first line in CSV files which have the column name or field name or term related to the data within it.
There are four options to upload your CSV file in woocommerce immporter. It depends on where and how you need the CSV file involved in import process. Select anyone of the following options.
To upload post CSV file from your PC/laptop use “from computer” option. only this option is available in free version.All the other options are available in pro version
To add files remotely from a FTP location, you can use this option. Provide essential ftp details such as host name, path, ftp user name, ftp password and port numberfor ftp. By default ftp port is 21. Then click “Download” button to download the file from ftp server to a temporary location. The “Next” button becomes active only after the download process completes.
Provide the full URL path of the csv file where it is located and then click “Download” button to process get the CSV file. The “Next” button becomes active only after the download process completes.
From already uploaded:
You can also use the already uploaded csv file, by selecting the CSV file from the list of directory locations shown and then import.
Wocoomerce Importer Steps
Step 1: click the “browse” button to upload the required CSV file from your PC.
“Advance media handling” is use to add images . Use only zip file, click “next”.
Step2: Map the CSV headers to WP fields using drop down menu.
Here some fields are automatically mapped because the CSV header and wp headers has same name. Otherwise it should be mapped manually.
Make sure that the CSV headers are mapped to the correct field in the wordpress.
“Mapping is the way users match and relate each CSV header or column name to relevant wordpress field listed in drop down”.
You can change the post status by selecting anyone of the following:
- Status as in CSV Public
- In the drop down menu
- After the completion of mapping press “next”.
- There are two options. You can choose either “import right away” or “schedule now”.
But the “schedule now” option is not available in free version.It is available only in pro version
The “import right away” is used to import immediately . “schedule now” option is used to import later.
“Detect duplicate post content” and “detect duplicate post title” options will detect duplicates and skip it from importing.
You can also mention how many records should be imported by specifying the numbers in the “no of posts/rows per server request” option
You can use “insert inline images” option to add inline images.
Press “import now”
Note: Wait until the CSV file is imported successfully. If your CSV file is imported successfully then that’ll display a message like “import successfully completed” at the bottom.
After successful completion you can see the detailed log that is generated for every imported record.
Unique record id is generated for very product in the record.
You can verify by clicking “web view” or “admin view”.
“Web view” will show you the front end and “admin view” will show you the back end.