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  • Plugin Author James Koster


    You can import xml into WordPress by default. Take a look at the dummy_data.xml file in WooCommerce.

    If you want csv support, take a look at our CSV Product Import extension;




    I think a $100 plugin isn’t quite the answer he was looking for. Kinda steers away from the ethos of wordpress…



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    There is nothing in GPL or open source principles that forbids commercialism. Plugin developers have to eat too and not everything can be free. 🙂



    Undoubtedly correct. On the other hand, I’m beginning to feel like woocommerce answer every question with “buy a(nother) plugin for that”. I too am looking for a way of editing dummy_data.xml, but woo’s answer is a plugin that I can’t afford and would in all honesty struggle to justify at that price even if I *could* afford it



    You could try this plugin – not sure how it compares with the paid option above:

    I’ve had success using my fork of the wordpress csv importer found here:

    It gets a little murky when you start trying to add in attributes and variations.

    I haven’t tried out the free woocommerce-csvimport for more complex scenarios, but you should probably start there, and if that doesn’t work for you, maybe you’ll see the value in the paid option.

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