How to Import WooCommerce Products Reviews with Verified User Tag

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A lot of people these days make purchases solely based on the reviews a product or service has garnered over time. Hence reviews are important for an online store to sell their products or services and for improving their product quality to a better standard.

Having said that people do not trust all the reviews that appear on the website. They look for some sort of signs that say those reviews are genuine. Verified user tag is one such way to bring genuineness to customer reviews.

If you are running a WooCommerce store and looking for an easy way to import product reviews with verified user tags, Product Import Export Plugin for WooCommerce would be a great choice. This article focuses on explaining to you the steps involved in importing product reviews with the verified user tags with this plugin.

Once you have installed and set up this plugin in your WooCommerce store, you can get started with the product review import process. At first, you need to go to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to WooCommerce > Product Reviews Im-Ex tab.

The opening window takes you to product review import/export settings of the plugin. The product review import settings page looks as shown below.

product review import window

The first two options are for uploading CSV formated file containing product reviews, you can either import them via,

  • Selecting a file from your computer or
  • by providing FTP details

But, for the import process to take place, there is a pre-requisite that the CSV file should contain details in the structured format as given below.

  • The first row must contain the column headers which are used for mapping the fields. The details about WooCommerce mapping field is given as below:
    Column HeadingExplanationAccepted value or format
     Comments ID Identification Number of the Comment Numerical
     Product SKU Stock Keeping Unit of Product Alphanumeric
     Comments Post ID Identification number of the Product Numerical
      Comments Author Name Name of the Comment Author Text
     Comments Author Email Email ID of Comment Author Text

    e.g. test1@gmail.com

     Comments DateDate on which the comment is posted MM/DD/YYYY H:i:s
    e.g  9/6/2016  6:29:00
     Comments Date(GMT)Date on which the comment is posted with Greenwich Mean Time MM/DD/YYYY H: i

    e.g. 9/6/2016  6:29

     Comments Content Content of comment Text
     Comments Approved or Not? Indicates whether the comment is approved by the authorized person. 1 means the comment is approved and 0 means the comment is not approved. Numerical

     

     

     Comments Parent The parent comment’s ID. And it will be empty for the normal comment. Numerical
     User ID The comment author’s ID if he is registered (0 otherwise) Numerical
     Rating Indicates the star rating of the product. Numerical

    Range is 1 to 5

     Verified or Not?Indicates whether a commenter is a registered customer who has bought the product or not. 1 means verified user and 0 means not a verified user. Numerical

Following is a screenshot of the CSV to be imported. The highlighted column denotes whether a customer is verified or not.

product review csv

The rest of the options include selecting a mapping file for import if you have any saved ones. The update reviews if exists option, if selected will import reviews having the same ID as given in the CSV. You can leave it empty if you do not want to import reviews having the same Ids as in the CSV. The next option allows you to choose a Delimiter that separates field values within the CSV. The plugin takes “,” as default. The final option Use SKU can be used to link products and reviews using SKU instead of product ID.

Now when you click the Upload file and import button, you will be taken to the import mapping window as shown below.

review import mapping page

Proceed to Submit the mapping to get over with the import task.

Following is a screenshot of a comment displaying verified user tag on the front-end of your website.

verified user tag

Conclusion

I hope this article was clear enough for you in understanding the verified review import process of the above plugin. You will be able to save a lot of your time if you chose to go with the import option provided by this plugin.

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2 thoughts on “How to Import WooCommerce Products Reviews with Verified User Tag

  1. Volker Forster says:

    I am not sure if I understand the purpose of this tool. I want to import reviews our customers left for our products on other websites like eBay and Amazon. This is a lot of copy & paste work, of course. But when I import reviews from somewhere else than a WooCommerce export, than I will neither have “Comments ID” nor “Comments Post ID” or the commenters email address.
    How can I make this happen?

    • Alan
      Alan says:

      Hi,

      In order to import a review to the product, it is necessary to have Comment Post ID data and authors’ email addresses in the CSV file. In the comment_post_ID column, you may please provide the ID of the product to which you are trying to import comments. Also, make sure that you provide the author’s email address in the comment_author_email column. You can leave the comment_ID column blank. WordPress will automatically assign an ID to the imported reviews.

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