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Import WooCommerce Product Tags Using Product Import Export for WooCommerce plugin

Last updated on October 3, 2023

Import all the product tags of a WooCommerce store using the Product Import Export Plugin for WooCommerce. The plugin helps you to import product tags as a separate post type in a quick and efficient manner. To import WooCommerce product tags:

  1. Select the post type as Product Tags.
  2. Select an import method.
  3. Map the import columns.
  4. Use advanced options/ batch import and scheduling.

Importing Products Tags

To import WooCommerce products tags, click on WebToffee Import/Export(Pro) > Import.

Step 1: Select a post type

As a first step, you need to choose the post type as Product Tags.


Step 2: Select import method

Choose from the below options to continue with your import:

  •  Quick import : Preferred if your input file was exported using the same plugin.
  •  Pre-saved template : Retains the previous filter parameters and other column specifications as per the chosen file and imports data accordingly.
    This import method will be visible only if you satisfy both of these:
    • imported data using the Advanced import method in any of your previous imports.
    • saved the selections as a template for future use.
    Importing product tags using pre-saved template method
  • Advanced import: Imports data after a detailed process of filtering/column selection/advanced options. This file can be saved for future use.
Selecting import method
Selecting import method

Step 3: Map import columns

The column names appearing in this section can be edited if required. The preferred names and choices that were last saved can be viewed by choosing a pre-saved template.

mapping import columns
Mapping import columns

Evaluate field

This field is used to append a value/expression to an existing item while importing. It basically selects/maps any column from the input file and compute the values with expressions and creates output.

  • Expression: Any of the operators +*/-()&@ or string constants can be used along with the attributes to manipulate the respective value. 
  • Input: Select the column from the dropdown which has to be modified.
  • Output: Sample value will be created based on the first record from input file.
evaluate field during import of product tags
  • Click on Step 4 to proceed.

Step 4: Advanced Options/Batch Import

On reaching Step 4, the following window will appear, from where you can either Skip or Update the entry, if the category exists in the store. On expanding Advanced options, you can :

  • Import in batches of: Specify the number of records the server will process for every iteration within the configured timeout interval.
advanced options during import of product tags
  • Save the template file for future imports as shown below(if needed).
Saving template
  • Click on Import/Schedule to finish.

You can either import the products directly into your store or schedule the import using FTP.

Import/Schedule button

To schedule the import:

  1. Hit the Schedule option, and you will be taken to the cron schedule window as shown below:

The plugin supports two different schedule types:

  1. WordPress Cron: Upon a visit, WordPress Cron will check to see if the time/date is later than the scheduled event/s, and if it is– it will fire those events.
    • schedules your job at the specified time. 
    • is dependent on your website visitors.
  2. Server Cron: You may need to trigger the URL every minute depending on the volume of data to be processed.You can use this option :
    • to generate a unique URL that can be added to your system in order to trigger the events. 
    • if you have a separate system to trigger the scheduled events.

Also, the import/export can be scheduled on a daily, weekly, monthly, custom basis. One can also configure the time at which the import has to be scheduled.

To directly import:

  1. Hit on the Import option

Once the import is completed, a pop-up will be displayed showing import status which contains the number of successful imports and failed imports (if any).