WooCommerce – Replace Old Year References from Product Descriptions

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Sometimes it’s good to update your products’ date references. It’s important because when customers see that your products were uploaded three years ago for example, they tend to think your product is old.

However, we know that it can turn really difficult to find them, especially if you have thousands of products.

That’s why in this tutorial we’re going to show you how easy it is to find your products with old year references and replace them from product descriptions.

The key step: Install WP Sheet Editor

WP Sheet Editor makes you life easies because it includes a powerful Bulk updates tool that helps you find and edit thousands of products with a few clicks.

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 can see a sepreadsheet with all your products and their complete information.

1- Find old year references

The first step to replace all old year references in your product descriptions is to find them using WP Sheet Editor’s search tool. That way you make sure you’re not changing all of your products year references, but only the ones you wish.

a) Open the “Apply changes in bulk” tool.

This tool helps you to make changes to thousands of products with a few clicks. It’s really important because with this tool you won’t have to be making changes to products one by one.

b) Open the “Select rows” button.

This button will help you filter your products.

c) Look for the keyword “2016”

In this case, you’re going to look for 2016 to choose only the ones that have that year reference.

2- Replace the year reference

To replace the old year reference from your product descriptions, you need to set these values.

  • Check the “I understand it will update the posts from my field” checkbox.
  • Choose “Excerpt” as the field you’ll edit.
  • Choose “Replace” as the type of edit you’ll apply.
  • Write “2016” in the “Replace this” field.
  • Write “2019” in the “With this” field.

It’s easy!

As you can see, with WP Sheet Editor is really simple to replace old year references in your product descriptions.

You can download the plugin here:

- or - Read more about it

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