WooCommerce: How to Export/Import Product Featured Images
When you run the WordPress Import Tool from an .xml file belonging to another website (included dummy data from template developers), WooCommerce product images don’t get imported! HOW ANNOYING! Here’s how I fixed it.
The issue: after importing, WooCommerce products have no images
The solution: use the core WooCommerce import/export functionality
That’s it 🙂
Go to WordPress Dashboard > Products > Import (or Export) and follow the instructions.
This is a new functionality introduced since WooCommerce 3.0 and it’s working like a charm.
For more advanced import/export, automatic updates from server and more complex functionalities, take a look at http://www.wpallimport.com/woocommerce-product-import/, a product used by many of us.
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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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.