So I'm just working for a client right now importing CSVs of products to WooCommerce. I've imported a lot of products so far using an existing plugin, but don't want to buy the CSV Product Import Suite for $99 to import product variations.

So... Can anyone help me to answer one of the following two questions:

  1. Does anyone know a free WooCommerce plugin / script that will let me import product variations?

  2. If not, can anyone explain to me HOW WooCommerce stores product variations in the MySQL database, so that I can write a script to import product variations?


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This one is not as extensive as the woo product but works very well and you can easily modify it. Good luck. By the way, today, and I don't know for how long, woo is having a 50% discount on their plugins. Just go to their site.

Here's your plugin link



I searched for a free script to import variation for quite a while when migrating a customer from WP e-commerce and wasn't able to find one. If you do please post a link here.

As far as your second question, products are custom posts with variations being children of the parent product. Just like any other post in WordPress.

  • I'm curious, what made you or your client switch? – Raphael Rafatpanah Nov 19 '13 at 23:24
  • @RaphaelRafatpanah In my opinion Woo simply was a better fit for the client and seemed to be better documented – Steve Nov 21 '13 at 3:27

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