Convert custom Product Type values to standard Product Types in Product Importer Deluxe

It may be necessary to take a custom Product Type value out of an import file and convert it to a WooCommerce accepted Product Type (e.g. Simple Product, External, Virtual, Variable, Variation, etc.).

We can do this by making use of the exposed WordPress Filter woo_pd_is_valid_product_type that runs during the import process.

Add the following PHP snippet to your current WordPress Theme’s functions.php file:

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Adding a custom Product import field to Product Importer Deluxe

Adding a custom Product import field to Product Importer Deluxe is a little more complex than adding a custom Product export field like in Store Exporter Deluxe but it’s still doable.

Note: I’ve made a task to make it as easy to add custom Product import fields to Product Importer Deluxe as we do in Store Exporter Deluxe. This will be introduced as part of the new Store Importer Deluxe Plugin (replacing Product Importer Deluxe as a free upgrade to existing customers) and after support for this new Plugin has stabilised.

First we need to add the custom Product import field to the initial import screen and then inform Product Importer Deluxe of how to prepare that data for saving against new Products if present.

Add the following PHP snippet to your current WordPress Theme’s functions.php file:

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[Plugin update] Product Importer Deluxe 2.0.1 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 2.0.1 Plugin update is a minor Plugin release fixing an issue affecting automatic Plugin updates over the past 24 hours so I will re-release the 2.0 major release from yesterday with some minor additions from today.

Here’s the full changelog:

Added

  • Added: Import support for WooCommerce Subscriptions (thanks Joel)
  • Added: Subscription Price
  • Added: Subscription Period Interval
  • Added: Subscription Period
  • Added: Subscription Length
  • Added: Subscription Sign-up Fee
  • Added: Subscription Trial Length
  • Added: Subscription Trial Period
  • Added: Limit Subscription
  • Added: WordPress Filter to use Options over Transient (thanks Robert)

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Product Importer Deluxe.

[Plugin update] Product Importer Deluxe 2.0 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 2.0 Plugin update is a major Plugin release overhauling the Import screen and bringing the import column naming in line with Store Exporter Deluxe for clearer store migrations.

Note: I’ll be expanding this post with screenshots and a breakdown of new functionality throughout the day. 🙂

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Here’s the full changelog:

Added

  • Added: YITH Brands import support (thanks Corin)
  • Added: Featured Image Title
  • Added: Featured Image Caption
  • Added: Featured Image Alternative Text
  • Added: Featured Image Description
  • Added: New import module detection
  • Added: Support for importing WooCommerce Custom Fields (thanks Richard)
  • Added: Store Toolkit link to Tools screen
  • Added: Clear Featured Image
  • Added: Clear Product Gallery
  • Added: Clear Featured Image & Product Gallery
  • Added: Check for corrupt Products before merging
  • Added: Import Modules to Tools screen
  • Added: Importing Cost of Goods from WooCommerce Profit of Sales Report
  • Added: Use ‘-‘ (dash) character for clearing Category or Tag associations (thanks Marcus)

Fixed

  • Fixed: Variation import compatibility with WooCommerce 2.6.13 (thanks Stephen)
  • Fixed: Do not update images when merging with no image import method
  • Fixed: Merge import respects Image import method
  • Fixed: Importing Brands
  • Fixed: Skip first option being applied incorrectly
  • Fixed: Private Post Status not being applied
  • Fixed: Allow empty cells when merging to reset Product data (thanks Christian)

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Product Importer Deluxe.

[Plugin update] Store Exporter Deluxe 2.2.2 for WooCommerce

Hi WooCommerce store owners, the 2.2.2 Plugin release is a minor Plugin update addressing a date formatting issue affecting the Filter Orders by Date option, there’s also detection of broken filepaths for embedded thumbnails.

This one’s a tiny update but with the heavy dependence of store owners using Filter Order by Dates in Scheduled Exports and CRON exports I wanted to get it out to the community as soon as possible to limit issues with distributors/suppliers requiring successful exports.

Here’s the full changelog:

Fixed

  • Fixed: Image embed not working for Products export (thanks Danny)
  • Fixed: Detection of broken image embeds and fallback
  • Fixed: Date formatting error on Filter Orders by Date (thanks Stephen)
  • Fixed: Detection of discarded invoices in WooCommerce Germanized

Added

  • Added: WordPress Filter to toggle relative filepath for image embed
  • Added: Export support for WooCommerce Germanized
  • Added: Export support for WooCommerce Germanized Pro (thanks Behrang)
  • Added: Invoice Status field to Orders export type

Download the latest Plugin update from My Account, or via Dashboard > Updates within the WordPress Administration and for more information visit the Plugin detail page for Store Exporter Deluxe.