Bulk Edit Variable Prices – Easy Digital Downloads

Dealing with variable products can be somewhat problematic. For example, you can have some troubles editing your variable attributes or your variation descriptions. Also, sometimes your variations have a different price from your parent products, and that change can take you hours if you don’t have any help while editing your variable prices.

That’s why in this short article, we’ll show you how easy it is to edit your variable prices from Easy Digital Downloads using the WP Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet plugin.

This is really important because sometimes you want to make changes to hundreds of EDD downloads but have little time and cannot open and edit them one by one because that would take you lots of hours.

In this example, we have a download with variable prices, and we have duplicated it several times, so that we have more than one.

Now imagine you have to edit a hundred downloads. You would need to open and edit them one by one with the EDD plugin.

That’s why you need the WP Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet. This plugin helps you apply changes to thousands of downloads with just a few clicks because it displays them in a beautiful spreadsheet and contains a powerful Bulk Edit tool.

1. Install the WP Easy Digital Downloads plugin

*You can skip this step if you have the plugin installed and activated.

You can download the plugin here:

- or - Read more about it

Once you install the plugin, you’ll see the downloads’ spreadsheet containing all your downloads and their complete information for you to edit freely.

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.

If you scroll right in the spreadsheet, you’ll see your downloads’ current variable prices:

Here you could easily change the values just as you would do in a normal spreadsheet, and that way you would be already editing your variable prices. However, if you have hundreds of products, you can use the plugins Bulk Edit tool.

2. Edit hundreds of your downloads’ variable prices

These are some simple steps you need to follow in order to edit hundreds of your downloads’ variable prices:

a) Open the Bulk Edit tool

To open the Bulk Edit tool, just click it on the toolbar. This is a powerful tool because with it you can apply thousands of different changes to thousands of products with just a few clicks. It’s designed to make your store management easy and help you save lots of hours.

b) Search the downloads you want to edit

This button will open a search tool in order for you to search the downloads you want to edit. It’s important because most of the time you’ll not want to edit all of your downloads but only some of them. That’s what this search tool is for.

Once you open the search tool, you’ll find several search fields:

  • 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.
  • NOT contains keyword – Here you can select a keyword and the search tool will look for all downloads except the ones containing that keyword.
  • Date range – In these fields, you can search for downloads created during a time range.
  • Enable advanced filters – This checkbox opens advanced filters to search for your downloads.
  • Run search – This button is to filter your downloads according to the terms of the search you’ve selected.

IMPORTANT: For this example we’ve filtered the downloads by keyword. We’ve chosen the keyword edit as it appears in the titles of the downloads we want to edit.

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’ variable prices

In the Bulk Edit tool, you need to set these values to change your variable prices:

  • Tick the I understand it will update the posts from my search checkbox.
  • Choose Edd Variable Prices: Amount: 3 as the field you want to edit. (The number in the name will depend on the variable price you want to edit since you could have more than one variable price; pay attention to the name of the column you want to edit).
  • Choose Set value as the type of edit you’ll apply.
  • Enter the new variable price in the Replace existing value with this value field.
  • Hit the Execute now button.

Once you apply those changes, you’ll see that the new price appears in the column you’ve edited.

How simple!

As you can see, editing your downloads’ variable prices is really simple with the WP Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet plugin.

You can download the plugin here:

- or - Read more about it

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