Product Import Export plugin for WooCommerce helps you to export a huge amount of products from a WooCommerce website to a CSV file and import products from a CSV file into the Woocommerce website in a quick and easy way.
While importing or exporting data of larger size, the memory limitations of your website or the time settings can cause errors. This can result in incomplete CSVs while exporting or the import process seems to be taking a long time without any actual import taking place. This could be due to the memory limitations of your site. To overcome this scenario, the following can be done.
1 – Increasing PHP memory and WordPress memory – When your site is using more memory to import your files than it is capable of, this can generate errors. This can be overcome by increasing the PHP memory and WordPress Memory. Open the php.ini file in the wp-admin folder and change the memory_limit to the amount of memory you need to complete the import or export.
To increase your WordPress memory limit go to the wp-config.php file and change the memory parameter in
2 – Increase the maximum execution time – If the import or export is taking longer to complete and the process times out, increasing the maximum execution time can fix this error. Try increasing the time limit in seconds in any of the following.
max_execution_timein the php.ini file, or
php_value max_execution_timein the .htaccess file
3 – If the above does not work for you, your host’s limitation may be to blame. If increasing the PHP or WordPress memory does not work for you, or you don’t have access to php.ini you may contact your host and have them increase your memory limit.
Note: Dividing your CSV into smaller CSVs of lesser entries can help improve the speed while importing.
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