WooCommerce – How to Edit Category Descriptions in Bulk

If you have product categories without any descriptions, your customers are likely to get lost about what the categories are about. Remember that clarity plays a great role in our store’s success. And we want you to have success.

That’s why we’ll show you how to edit hundreds of product category descriptions. For this we’ll use the Categories, Tags, Product Attributes, Taxonomies Spreadsheet plugin.

Install the plugin

The WP Sheet Editor is designed to help you manage your store without having to spend too many hours applying changes to your products and taxonomies. Just by clicking some buttons and filling out some fields, you can apply changes to thousands of products.

Once installed and activated, open the plugin by going to Sheet Editor > Edit Product Categories, and it will display all your categories in a spreadsheet like this.

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1- Edit category descriptions individually in the spreadsheet

You can easily edit your product category descriptions in the spreadsheet. Just go to the Description column and start editing. It’s so simple.

Just remember clicking on Save after changing your category descriptions.

2- Edit hundreds of category descriptions at once with the Bulk Edit tool

You can use the Bulk Edit tool to edit hundreds of category descriptions. This tool is located on the plugin’s toolbar, so just click it.

Once you open the tool, you can filter the categories you’ll edit. If you don’t filter them, the changes will be applied to all your categories.

To filter them, select the I want to search rows to update in the Select the rows that you want to update dropdown.

In the search tool, you can filter all the categories containing a specific keyword. Just enter it in the Contains keyword field and click on Run search.

In the Bulk Edit fields, you need to set these values to set the new description on the categories filtered:

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


You don’t need to spend too many hours editing your category descriptions. With WP Sheet Editor you can save lots of hours and you don’t need to use any codes!

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