WooCommerce – How to Delete Categories in Bulk Quickly

Product categories are really important. They help our customers look for what they really want in our stores. However, sometimes we may have several useless categories. Maybe we were just playing a little creating product categories when we were learning to use WooCommerce.

Whatever the case, the thing is that we may get confused about our too many categories, or our server may have too many categories to load when in fact we’re using just some of them.

That’s why, in this article we want to show you how easy it is to delete hundreds of product categories using the Categories, Tags, Product Attributes, Taxonomies Spreadsheet plugin. It allows you to apply changes to thousands of categories, tags, attributes, etc. in just some seconds with its powerful Bulk Edit tool.

After installed and activated, go to Sheet editor > Edit Product Categories to open the categories spreadsheet. You’ll see a spreadsheet like this containing all your categories’ information.

1- Open the Bulk Edit tool

This is the first step. You need to open the Bulk Edit tool. It’s located on the plugin’s toolbar, so just click on it.

2- Filter the categories you’ll delete

For this, you need to select the I want to search rows to update option in the Select the rows that you want to update dropdown.

Now you can filter the categories you want to delete. You can select all categories containing a specific keyword. For this, just enter the keyword in the Contains keyword field and click on Run search.

3- Delete the categories

To delete the product categories selected, you need to select these values in the Bulk Edit tool:

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


As you can see, it’s really simple to delete product categories in bulk with this plugin. You can do it in just some minutes or seconds.

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