Easy Digital Downloads – Bulk Edit Featured Images

Our products’ featured images are one of the most important aspects our potential customers will pay attention to when they visit our store. In fact, we can firmly say that if your products have low-quality images or if your products are not eye-captivating (no matter how important they may be), customers won’t be encouraged to purchase them. Therefore, you should consider updating them.

However, we know how tedious changing thousands of products’ featured images can be. It can take us lots of hours if we have thousands of products to change their images, and we decide to open and edit them one by one. That’s why we’ve come up with a great solution to help you save lots of hours.

We’re talking about the Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet plugin. It displays all your EDD products in a beautiful spreadsheet that is really easy to use. You just need to click on some buttons and fill some fields to apply changes to thousands of products.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

Once installed and activated, you need to open the spreadsheet by going to WP Sheet Editor > Edit Downloads. Once you do it, you’ll see a spreadsheet containing all your products.

Now you have to options to change your products’ featured images: individually or in bulk.

This is the first way we want to change products’ featured images we want to share with you. You just need to go to the Featured image columns and change the images. You can past a URL or upload the image from your computer.

After you’ve changed all the images you need, just click on Save on the plugins toolbar to apply the changes. This helps you save lots of hours because your just editing cells instead of opening, editing, and saving changes for your products individually in the EDD product editor.

If you want to assign a same image to a group of products, you can do it with just some clicks. Just follow these simple steps:

1- Open the Bulk Edit tool

This tool allows you to apply changes to thousands of products at once. It’s a matter of just some clicks, so just click on Bulk Edit on the plugin’s toolbar.

IMPORTANT: If you don’t want to filter your products, just select the Update all rows from my current search (even non-visible rows) option in the Select the rows that you want to update dropdown and skip step 2.

2- Filter your products

You can quickly filter or select the products you’ll edit. For this, just 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 in which you can filter your products in just some seconds. It will show you the following search fields:

  • Contains keyword – All products containing a certain keyword on their titles.
  • Status – All products marked as published, draft, private, etc.
  • Author – All products created by a specific person.
  • Enter Categories, Tags, or Formats – Enter any of these search parameters to filter your products.

Once you decide which search field you’ll use, click on Run search to filter your products. This will take you back to the Bulk Edit tool where you need to upload the new image for all products filtered.

3- Set the new image for the products filtered

After filtering your products, you just need to select these values in the Bulk Edit fields to set the new image for the products you’ve filtered.

  • Select the rows that you want to update: I want to search rows to update
  • What field do you want to edit: Featured Image
  • Select type of edit: Set value
  • We will replace the existing media file with this file: Here you have two options. You can either Upload the file from your computer or paste the File URL.
  • Finally, just click on Execute now.


We’ve shown you two ways to change your products’ featured images. Both ways help you save lots of hours. Now you can use the time you’ve saved to rest, which a movie, hang out with friends, or continue editing any other aspect of your EDD products in the Easy Digital Editions Spreadsheet.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

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