WordPress, by default, offers tools and settings to export certain product data from your WooCommerce platforms. But there is no option to selectively export the required products and product data along with their corresponding images.
You may want this selective product export with its images if you do not want all your products or product columns in the export files.
You will need an external solution such as a third-party plugin to help you selectively export WooCommerce products along with their images. The Product Import Export plugin from WebToffee is a free plugin that lets you export the image data along with other product information from your store.
This article explains in detail how you can export WooCommerce products along with their featured and gallery images using a free plugin. Take a look.
Why do you need a plugin to export WooCommerce product images?
You may want to export your WooCommerce products with images for several reasons. It may be because you want to migrate your store or you may want to create a backup of your products. You may also export your products to update the product lists on other platforms such as Google Merchant Center. You can also use export to bulk update the product data and their images.
Moreover, if you have a large number of products, individually transferring the products will not be feasible. Also, a product may have multiple images, manually matching all these images with the product is a sizable task. You will need a plugin to help you with the export process to make the transition bearable and smoother.
Whatever may be your reason for export, you can seamlessly export your products and their images with the Product Import Export plugin for WooCommerce.
How to export products with images using a free plugin?
Products along with their images can be exported using the free Product Import Export plugin for WooCommerce.
Follow the steps below to export WooCommerce products along with their images using the plugin,
Step 1: Install the plugin
- Navigate to Plugins > Add New from your WordPress dashboard.
- Search for the plugin Product Import Export for WooCommerce.
- Install and activate the plugin.
Step 2: Choose what to export and how to export it
- Navigate to WebToffee Import Export (Basic) > Export.
- Choose the post type as Product and proceed to select the export method.
- Now select the method via which you want to export the products. You will have two options – Quick export and Advanced export. Let’s select advanced export and proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Filter out the data that you want to export
Here you can select the number of products to be exported, specific products/categories/tags of the products that you want to export, etc. However, if you want to export all the products and their images, it’s best to ignore these configurations and proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Rename and reorder the export columns
Here you can decide which information has to be exported and how it should be exported. You can reposition the arrangement of the product fields in the export file, rename the columns, and select the fields to be exported.
Since we have to export the whole set of products and the corresponding images, you can skip configuring and directly proceed to the next step. However, if you want to rename or rearrange any fields, you can do so before proceeding.
If you only want to export the product images of the products in the store, uncheck all the fields and select only Images (featured and gallery). Here the export file will only have one column named images.
Step 6: Export all the products with their respective images
You may select the number of products to be exported in a single batch. Also, choose the delimiter that should act as a column separator in the CSV file. If you are fine with the default configurations, you can leave it at that.
You can now export the products and download the CSV file by just clicking on the Export button. You can also save the configurations that you just used to export the products as a template. This pre-saved template can be used to easily export your products in the future instead of configuring these steps again.
Here is an exported sample CSV file with product images and other product-specific data.
Export Products with the Product Import Export plugin (Pro)
The pro version of the WooCommerce product export plugin offers several premium import export features in addition to the ones offered by the basic version of the plugin.
The steps for exporting the product with its images from the WooCommerce platform using this plugin are the same as that of the basic version. But, the pro version offers more customization and filtration options.
Some of the advanced features offered by this plugin include
- Support for variable and subscription products
- Export images as a separate .zip file, etc.
- Supports export to XML files
- Exporting custom fields and third-party plugin (hidden meta) fields
- Options to enable exporting products modified after the last export
- Enables automatic FTP export
You can even schedule the export process with the premium version of this WooCommerce product import export plugin.
It is always better to keep a backup of all the products in your store. However, exporting these data shouldn’t be a headache either. A simple free plugin like the WooCommerce product import and export plugin can help you make this process as seamless as possible.
Take a look at this article to know how to import the exported WooCommerce products using the same free plugin.
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