WooCommerce – Copy Product Content to Short Description and vice-versa

Sometimes your client asks you to complete the product descriptions using the short description text, or move the long description to the short description section. In that case, you can go one by one copying and pasting in every product. That’s the way the normal WP editor helps you do it.

However, it will take you lots of hours to do the job.

That’s why in this entry we’ll show you how easy it is to copy from product content to short description and vice-versa using WP Sheet Editor. You can do this on thousands of products at once in seconds.

1- Install WP Sheet Editor

This plugin helps you easily apply changes to hundreds of products with its powerful bulk updates tool.

Skip this step if you have the plugin installed and activated.

You can download the plugin here:

Download WooCommerce Products Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

Once you open the plugin, you’ll see a spreadsheet with all your products and their information.

2- Copy product content to a product description

If you want to copy from product content to the description field, you need to take some easy steps we explain to you here:

a) Open the Bulk Edit tool.

This powerful tool helps you easily apply changes to hundreds of products with just a few clicks.

b) Filter your products

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 for you to be able to look for all the products you’ll edit.

For example, you can look for products containing a specific keyword or by category, attribute or tag.

  • To look for products containing a keyword you simply need to write the keyword in the “Contains keyword” field. After that, just hit the “Run search” button.
  • To look for products by category, attribute, or tag, you need to write it in the “Enter Tags” field. Notice that you use the same field to look for product categories, attributes and tags. After that, just hit the “Run search” button.

c) Copy product content to its description.

To do that you need to set these values in the bulk updates tool:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: I want to search rows to update
  • What field do you want to edit: Short Description
  • Select type of edit: Copy from other columns
  • Copy from this column: $post_content$ (Content)
  • Click on Run search

3- Copy short descriptions to product content

If you want to copy from short descriptions to the long content field, you need to take some easy steps we explain to you here:

a) Open the Bulk Edit tool.

This powerful tool helps you easily apply changes to hundreds of products with just a few clicks.

b) Filter your products

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 for you to be able to look for all the products you’ll edit.

For example, you can look for products containing a specific keyword or by category, attribute or tag.

  • To look for products containing a keyword you simply need to write the keyword in the “Contains keyword” field. After that, just hit the “Run search” button.
  • To look for products by category, attribute, or tag, you need to write it in the “Enter Tags” field. Notice that you use the same field to look for product categories, attributes and tags. After that, just hit the “Run search” button.

c) Copy product content to its description.

To do that you need to set these values in the bulk updates tool:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: I want to search rows to update
  • What field do you want to edit: Content
  • Select type of edit: Copy from other columns
  • Copy from this column: $post_excerpt$ (Short description)
  • Click on Run search

Fast and easy!

Copying from product description to contend and vice-versa is really simple with WP Sheet Editor.

You can download the plugin here:

Download WooCommerce Products Spreadsheet Plugin - or - Read more

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