WooCommerce – Delete Default Attributes from Variable Products

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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 ont he 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:

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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:

  • Check the “I understand it will update the posts from my search” checkbox.
  • Select the “Default attributes” column as the field you’ll edit.
  • Select “Clear value” as the type of edit you’ll apply.
  • Hit the “Execute now” button.
  • Done. Now your default attributes will be deleted from all your variable products.

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) Hit the “Select rows” button

This button will open a search tool where you can filter your products in different ways. In this case, we’ll filter the variable products by keyword.

 

c) Search for products by keyword

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.

d) Set the values to delete the default attributes from the variable products

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

  • Check the “I understand it will update the posts from my search” checkbox.
  • Select the “Default attributes” column as the field you’ll edit.
  • Select “Clear value” as the type of edit you’ll apply.
  • Hit the “Execute now” button.
  • Done. Now your default attributes will be deleted from all your variable products containing a specific category.

 

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) Hit the “Select rows” button

This button will open a search tool where you can filter your products in different ways; for example, you can filter them by category, attribute or tag.

 

c) Search for products by category, attribute or tag

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 Product category…” field. It’s important to mention that this same field works for those three searches.
  • 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.

d) Set the values to delete the default attributes from the variable products

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

  • Check the “I understand it will update the posts from my search” checkbox.
  • Select the “Default attributes” column as the field you’ll edit.
  • Select “Clear value” as the type of edit you’ll apply.
  • Hit the “Execute now” button.
  • Done. Now your default attributes will be deleted from all your variable products containing a specific category.

 

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) Hit the “Select rows” button

This button will open a search tool where you can filter your products in different ways; for example, you can filter them by category, attribute or tag.

 

c) Search for the downloadable variable products

To search for the downloadable variable products, you need to first check the “Search on product variations” checkbox.

After that, check the “Enable advanced filters” checkbox and set the following values:

  • Write “_downloadable” in “Field key”.
  • Select “=” in “Operator”.
  • Check the “Value” checkbox.
  • Hit the “Run search” button, which will filter the products and take you back to the “Bulk Edit” tool.

d) Set the values to delete the default attributes from the variable products

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

  • Check the “I understand it will update the posts from my search” checkbox.
  • Select the “Default attributes” column as the field you’ll edit.
  • Select “Clear value” as the type of edit you’ll apply.
  • Hit the “Execute now” button.
  • Done. Now your default attributes will be deleted from all your variable downloadable products.

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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