WooCommerce: Add Custom Field to “Bulk Actions” > “Edit”

As you know, one of the product bulk edit methods comes with WooCommerce out of the box. It can be found under “WP Dashboard” > “Products” > “Bulk Actions” > “Edit”. For example, you can decrease all prices by 10%, or bulk assign a new product category.

However, if you added a custom product field such as RRP, this won’t show automatically there in the bulk edit form – you’ll therefore need to add it via code. Thankfully, WooCommerce gives us a “hook” we can use to display the input in the bulk edit form. After that, another PHP function will be used to save and store the value.

Easy as pie! Just copy & paste into your functions.php. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Display a custom product field input inside the “Bulk Edit” window @ WooCommerce Products admin

PHP Snippet: Display a Custom Product Field Input @ WordPress Admin > Products > Bulk Edit

/**
 * @snippet       Custom field bulk edit - WooCommerce
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.5.7
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */

// Note: change "custom_field" with the key of your custom field

add_action( 'woocommerce_product_bulk_edit_start', 'bbloomer_custom_field_bulk_edit_input' );
		   
function bbloomer_custom_field_bulk_edit_input() {
    ?>
    <div class="inline-edit-group">
		<label class="alignleft">
			<span class="title"><?php _e( 'Custom Field', 'woocommerce' ); ?></span>
			<span class="input-text-wrap">
				<input type="text" name="custom_field" class="text" value="">
			</span>
        </label>
    </div>
    <?php
}

add_action( 'woocommerce_product_bulk_edit_save', 'bbloomer_custom_field_bulk_edit_save' );

function bbloomer_custom_field_bulk_edit_save( $product ) {
    $post_id = $product->get_id();    
	if ( isset( $_REQUEST['custom_field'] ) ) {
        $custom_field = $_REQUEST['custom_field'];
        update_post_meta( $post_id, 'custom_field', wc_clean( $custom_field ) );
    }
}

Where to add this code?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such delicate files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free WooCommerce Customization video tutorial.

Does this snippet still work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

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