Easy Method to REMOVE Products from Categories in Bulk
There is no way to easily REMOVE products from any given category in bulk. It is possible to select-all and add to a category en masse, but there is no way to easily remove multiple items at a time.
Najeeb Ahmad commented
Product categories can easily be linked and unlinked in bulk in a couple of clicks with Google Sheets. The simplest solution to manage products and categories with Google Sheets. Here is the WooCommerce extension which may make your life easier to edit products in bulk using Google sheets. All you need to add extra columns as per your need and edit products in bulk with Google Sheets
For more details see https://woocommerce.com/products/bulk-product-sync-with-google-sheets
Robert McCarthy commented
Use your CSV. Edit any categories with find and replace. Bulk update on upload. Problem solved.
Tommy Hansen commented
This one can add and remove categories on products in bulk: https://woocommerce.com/products/bulk-category-editor-for-woocommerce/
Zeeshan Hassan commented
I can remove products from categories in bulk. If anyone wants this message me at +92 303 8676306(Whatsapp).
Bulk remove a category or a tag would be great!
Martin Patzekov commented
I am using WP for like 10 years and I am really disappointed such a feature for Woocommerce is still not available. Removing/editing products in bulk can be really annoying. Actually, it's impossible. Let's say, you need to delete 2000 products at once. You have to do it 1 by 1. Come on, people, what's wrong with you? Yes, there's an option to multiple select products, but in the best scenario you can remove like 100 products. If you want more, you get 500 server errors, a dosen of other errors, etc. And this is one of the most popular e-commerce solutions in 2021. I don't know, is it something wrong with me?
In my case, I have to delete like 10,000 products which contain a certain tag. And it turns out that this is IMPOSSIBLE. Or I have to spend like 7 days of deleting 1 by 1 products. I don't know, this is just not right.
This is definitely a MUST, especially in 2021.
Just came accross an issue whereby I need to remove bulk products from the "Uncategorised" category. If only there was a way to en mass remove all these products from this category...
How to add a product to a category and not have it at the same time on the Uncategorized?
BTW - this plugin does the job but it should be part of a basic e-commerce solution
So many things with WooCommerce makes me believe that no one on staff actually runs a store with it (makes sense I guess - they are programmers after all).
So many "well of course it would do this - how could it not?" issues come up
agreed this would be super useful to be able to bulk 'remove' categories as well as add
3 years later, this super basic (standard-) feature is still not added. WooCommerce development is kinda disappointing. Adding new features barely someone is asking for, and continue forgetting about the basics for years.
Here's the solution: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bulk-remove-posts-from-category/
Thibault de Changy commented
This is so basically important.
You could for example add radio buttons to "add" OR "remove" selected categories.
I agree, bulk edt unslecek a category would be great