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How to import sample products in WooCommerce
How to import sample products in WooCommerce

Import the WooCommerce sample data into your website

Eduard Ungureanu avatar
Written by Eduard Ungureanu
Updated over a week ago

The WooCommerce store starts empty, so you can create products and set up WooCommerce to fit your needs.

If you’d like to see what a store full of sample orders and products looks like, follow the steps below to import WooCommerce sample data.

Download the WooCommerce sample files:

The sample data for WooCommerce is located in a file called either sample-products.csv or sample-products.xml, which is located in the WooCommerce plugin folder in woocommerce/sample-data/. You can get it in two ways:

  • Re-download WooCommerce. Open the .zip and find the files in the folder.

  • Get the file from your site via SFTP.

Import Demo Products with the Setup Wizard

When first setting up WooCommerce, the Setup Wizard takes you through all the necessary steps to set up your store and get it ready to start selling. One of those steps, Personalize your store, includes the option to import some demo products.

WooCommerce set up wizard

Note: if you already have products in your store, you won’t see this step.

Import via WooCommerce Products

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard → Products → All Products.

  2. Select Import.

  3. Run Importer. An Import Products screen will appear.

    Import products from a CSV file

  4. Select Choose file and then select the sample-products.csv file you downloaded.

  5. Click the Continue button. A Column Mapping screen appears. You don't have to change anything on this screen.

    Product column mapping

  6. Scroll down and Run the Importer.

Import via WordPress Importer

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard → Tools → Import.

  2. Select WordPress.

  3. Run Importer.

  4. Select Choose file and then select the sample-products.xml file you downloaded.

  5. Upload file and import.

  6. Import the default wooteam author, create a new user, or assign the posts to an existing user.

  7. Tick the box for Download and import file attachments. This imports all sample product images to your site if ticked.

    WordPress impor tool
  8. Click on the Submit button.

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