WooCommerce – Delete Default Attributes from Variable Products

Managing your WooCommerce store requires lots of changes.

For example, you may create a bunch of variable products and set default attributes, but then you don’t like that one variation is auto selected when viewing the product on the frontend. So you decide to delete those default attributes.

However, it can be painful if you do not have the necessary options to make those changes quickly. Here’s where WP Sheet Editor appears with its powerful “Search” and “Bulk Edit” tools. This plugin helps you apply changes to thousands of products at once.

So in this article, we’ll show you how easy it is to delete default attributes from variable products using the WP Sheet Editor plugin.

Install WP Sheet Editor

WP Sheet Editor helps you manage your store in a fairly easy way because you have the opportunity to make changes in a beautiful spreadsheet.

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

You can download the plugin here:

- or - Read more about it

When you open the plugin, you’ll see a spreadsheet containing your products and their complete info.

The first way to delete default attributes is to delete all of them from all variable products at once. For this you need to open the Bulk Edit tool by clicking it on the toolbar.

Then, set these values to delete the default attributes:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: Edit all the rows from my current search (even non-visible rows).
  • What field do you want to edit: Default attributes
  • Select type of edit: Clear value
  • Click on Execute now

Another option is to delete default attributes from all variable products containing a specific keyword. For this you need to take some simple steps:

a) Open the “Bulk Edit” tool

You open this tool by clicking it on the toolbar; it helps you apply changes to thousands of products at once.

b) Filter your products

You need to select the I want to search rows to update option in the Select the rows that you want to update.

To search for the variable products by keyword, you need to take these simple three steps:

  • Enter the product keyword in the Contains keyword field.
  • Check the Search on product variations checkbox.
  • Hit the Run search button, which will filter the products and take you back to the Bulk Edit tool.

c) Delete the default attributes

You need to set these values in the Bulk Edit tool:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: Edit all the rows from my current search (even non-visible rows).
  • What field do you want to edit: Default attributes
  • Select type of edit: Clear value
  • Click on Execute now

If you want to delete the default attributes from all your products containing a category, attribute or tag, you simply need to take these steps:

a) Open the “Bulk Edit” tool

You open this tool by clicking it on the toolbar; it helps you apply changes to thousands of products at once.

b) Filter your products

You need to select the I want to search rows to update option in the Select the rows that you want to update.

To search for the variable products by category, attribute or tag, you need to take these simple three steps:

  • Enter the product category, attribute or tag in the Enter Tags field.
  • Check the Search on product variations checkbox.
  • Hit the Run search button, which will filter the products and take you back to the Bulk Edit tool.

c) Delete the default attributes

You need to set these values in the Bulk Edit tool:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: Edit all the rows from my current search (even non-visible rows).
  • What field do you want to edit: Default attributes
  • Select type of edit: Clear value
  • Click on Execute now

If you sell products like e-books, photos, videos, audios, etc. Then you may need to delete the default attributes from those downloadable products. For that you need to take these simple steps:

a) Open the “Bulk Edit” tool

You open this tool by clicking it on the toolbar; it helps you apply changes to thousands of products at once.

b) Filter your products

You need to select the I want to search rows to update option in the Select the rows that you want to update.

To search for the variable products by category, attribute or tag, you need to take these simple three steps:

  • Enter the product category, attribute or tag in the Enter Tags field.
  • Check the Search on product variations checkbox.
  • Check the Enable advanced filters checkbox.
  • Field key: Downloadable
  • Operator: =
  • Value: Tick this checkbox.
  • Hit the Run search button, which will filter the products and take you back to the Bulk Edit tool.

c) Delete the default attributes

You need to set these values in the Bulk Edit tool:

  • Select the rows that you want to update: Edit all the rows from my current search (even non-visible rows).
  • What field do you want to edit: Default attributes
  • Select type of edit: Clear value
  • Click on Execute now

That’s Easy!

As you can see, deleting the default attributes from the variable products is really simple if you use the WP Sheet Editor plugin.

You can download the plugin here:

- or - Read more about it

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