Easy Digital Downloads – How to Bulk Edit Product Descriptions

The way we describe our products ourselves will largely be the way our customers will see them. We must be able to speak well of our products realistically and in a few words.

That’s why product descriptions were invented; they exist for you to give you important information that drives your potential customers to complete the purchase.

Of course, we recognize that editing descriptions can be tedious if we have to edit hundreds of products. That’s why we want to show you how to edit descriptions massively using the Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet plugin.

This can help you if you want to edit all products that contain a keyword on their titles; all wallpapers for example. It can also be quite helpful if you want to assign a default description to all your products belonging to a specific category. Whatever your case, we want to show you how quick and easy it is to edit hundreds of product descriptions.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, please go to the WP Sheet Editor > Edit EDD Downloads in order to open it. You’ll see a spreadsheet containing all your categories and their complete information.

Now you’ll have these two options:

1- Edit product descriptions individually on the spreadsheet

For this you just need to go to the Excerpt column and enter the product descriptions. Then, just click on Save to apply the changes.

2- Edit product descriptions massively using the “Bulk Edit” tool

The Bulk Edit tool allows you to apply changes to hundreds of products in just a few clicks and in a few minutes. In this case, it’ll help you edit your product descriptions.

Therefore, just click on Bulk Edit on the plugin’s toolbar.

Filter the products you’ll edit

You can filter all your products, that is, you can 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.

Now you’ll see the several search options the plugin gives you:

  • Contains keyword – Enter a specific keyword to search for all products containing it.
  • Status – Search for all products marked as published, draft, etc.
  • Author – Enter a specific user to filter all products created by that person.
  • Category, Tags – Enter download categories or tags to filter your products using that search parameter.

Once you’ve decided how to filter your products, just click on Run search.

Edit the product descriptions

After filtering your products, you need to select these values in order to add the new description:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: I want to search rows to update
  • What field do you want to edit: Excerpt
  • Select type of edit: Set value
  • Replace existing value with this value: Enter the new description.
  • Click on Execute now.

After that, you’ll see how your product descriptions will be added. In this case, we didn’t filter the products but just applied the description to all the products in our store.


As you can see, the two options we’ve presented you help you save lots of hours. You can quickly add individual product descriptions on the spreadsheet without having to open your products one by one. Also, you can set a description for all the products you select.

You can download the plugin here:

Download Easy Digital Downloads Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

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