Bulk Edit Download Files – Easy Digital Downloads

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Sometimes you have thousands of downloads and for some reason you update the files. Maybe you decided to apply some changes to your downloads or to correct some mistakes. Whatever the case, you need to upload the new files and set the new URLs to your products. Therefore, you need to spend some hours.

Here’s where the WP Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet plugin is so necessary because it allows you to apply changes to thousands of downloads. This plugin displays all your downloads in a beautiful spreadsheet where you can edit downloads one by one; you can also bulk edit them by using the powerful Bulk Edit tool.

1. Install the WP Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet plugin

You can download the plugin here:

Download Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

Once you install the plugin, you’ll see the spreadsheet with all your downloads and their complete information. Just scroll right in the spreadsheet to see the rest of your downloads’ info.

You’ll find a toolbar with the following tools:

  • Add new – This button helps you create new rows in the spreadsheet.
  • Search – With this tool, you can search specific rows using different search terms.
  • Bulk Edit – This is a powerful tool that helps you apply changes to thousands of rows at once.
  • Duplicate – This button helps you create hundreds of copies out of a row.
  • Locate cell – Here you can enter a specific cell content and it will take you right to that cell.

2. Edit your downloads’ files

These are some easy steps you need to take in order to edit your downloads’ files.

a) Open the Bulk Edit tool

Please just click the tool on the toolbar to open it. With this tool, you can easily apply changes to thousands of products with just a few clicks. Its main aim is to help you manage your store in a simpler way so that you save lots of hours.

b) Search the downloads you want to edit

To search the downloads you want to edit, the first thing you need to do is select the I want to search rows to update option in the Select the rows that you want to update dropdown. This will open a search tool which contains the necessary fields for you to make specific searches; this is so because we now sometimes you don’t want to edit all of your downloads.

Therefore, you’ll find these fields in the search tool:

  • Contains keyword – Use this field if you want to look for all downloads containing a specific keyword.
  • Status – Here you can select between published and draft downloads.
  • Author – Enter a specific author to find all the products created by him.
  • Enter Download Categories or Download Tags – Enter any of these search parameters.
  • Run search – This button is to filter your downloads according to the terms of the search you’ve selected.

After choosing the search fields, just hit the Run search button. This button will filter your downloads and take you back to the Bulk Edit tool.

3. Edit your downloads’ files

In the Bulk Edit tool, you need to set these values to change your download files:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: I want to select rows to update
  • What field do you want to edit: Files: File: 1 (for example)
  • Select the type of edit: Set value
  • Replace existing value with this value: Enter file URL
  • Click on Execute now

Done!

Editing your downloads’ files is an easy task with the WP Easy Downloadable Files Spreadsheet plugin.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

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