Easy Digital Downloads – How to Export, Import EDD Products

If you sell virtual products such as music, wallpapers, vectors, videos, photos, e-books, and so on, Easy Digital Downloads is one of the best options you have. However, if you want to import, export, or bulk edit products your options are limited or none.

Also, if you want to apply massive changes, the fields you can edit are really limited and you have the risk of getting server errors because the plugin will try to apply the changes all at once.

Therefore, you need some help, and we can help you a lot with the Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet plugin.

With this plugin you can:

  • See and edit all your products on a spreadsheet online.
  • Export your products to a CSV file to edit it offline.
  • Import new products or changes to existing products using a CSV file.
  • Do advanced combined searches in seconds.
  • Bulk Edit any of your EDD products in seconds.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

Once installed and activated, you need to set up the spreadsheet. It’s really simple. Just follow these simple steps:

1- Go to “WP Sheet Editor > Setup spreadsheet”.

2- Select “Download” and click on Save.

3- Select the columns you’ll include in the spreadsheet.

For example, if you want to disable a column, just move it from the Enabled column to the Disabled column.

4- Now just click on “Save” and the plugin will load the spreadsheet.

You’ll see a spreadsheet containing all your EDD products and their complete information.

Here’s how you can export, import, or bulk edit your Easy Digital Downloads products:

If you want to have all your products’ info on a CSV file, you need to start by opening the Export tool. Open it with one click on the top toolbar.

Now you need to select the columns you’ll export.

If you want to export them all, just click on Select all. If not, enter the columns you want to select in the What columns do you want to export field.

  • Tick the I understand it will export the posts from my current search checkbox
  • OPTIONAL. Tick the I will edit this file with Microsoft Excel checkbox.
  • Click on Start new export.

The CSV file will be downloaded to your computer, and you can edit it with Excel or Google Sheets.

You could create a spreadsheet containing the info to create new products, but you can also import changes. For example, if you make changes to the CSV you exported, you can import it again.

For that, you need to start by opening the Import tool. It’s on the toolbar.

Now you need to select the file you’ll import. Just select these values:

  • Source: CSV file from my computer
  • Click on Choose file and select the CSV from your computer
  • Now you need to click on Next to go on.

Click on Import all columns.

Select how you’ll import the CSV file and how the columns on the CSV will match the fields in EDD.

For that you need to select these values:

  • Do you want to update or create items: Here you’ll have different options:
    • Create new items and update existing items
    • Import all rows as new
    • Only create new items, ignore existing items
    • Update existing items, ignore new items (We’ll choose this one)

Now you need to match the CSV fields with the EDD fields.

  • Field 1: CSV Field: record_id
  • Field 1: WordPress Field: ID
  • Click on Next to go on.

Finally, click on The preview is fine, start import.

After these steps, all the new products or changes to existing products will be imported to EDD. You’ll be able to see the changes applied on the spreadsheet.

If you want to work online, you can apply changes to thousands of products in seconds. Just open the Bulk Edit tool with one click on the toolbar.

Now you can filter all the products you’ll edit.

Important. You can edit all the products in your EDD store by selecting the Edit all the rows from my current search (even non-visible rows) option.

But if you want to select specific products to apply the massive changes to them, you need to 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 containing these search options:

  • Contains keyword: Enter any keyword to select all products containing it on their titles.
  • Status: Search for all your products by status. For example, published, draft, etc.
  • Author: Enter any author’s name and filter all the products created by him/her.
  • Enter Download Categories, or Download Tags: This field works with these two search options.

Once you decide how you’ll search for all your products, you need to click on Run search to filter all your products.

This will take you back to the Bulk Edit tool. For example, if you want to set a new price to all the products filtered, you need to select these values:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: I want to search rows to update
  • What field do you want to update: edd price
  • Select type of edit: Set value
  • Replace existing value with this value: Enter the new price here. You should enter the quantity only. No $ signs.

Finally, click on Execute now to edit all the products.

It’s really simple!

If you want to export, import, or bulk edit EDD products, the Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet is the best option you have. You can save a lot of time and avoid server errors because the plugin works with small servers and economizes resources to avoid problems.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

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