Migrate Blog Posts from WordPress to Shopify

Blog Posts - WordPress to Shopify

This video tutorial shows you step by step instructions how to migrate your Blog Posts (Articles) from WordPress to Shopify Blogs.

Steps to migrate articles from WordPress to Shopify:

  1. Go to your WordPress site, and install the Plugin: All Export.
  2. Export all your WordPress blog posts using “All Export” plugin to the CSV file.
  3. Open the CSV file, save it as Excel file.
  4. Rename the Excel file sheet (tab) to “Blog Posts” so that the Excelify app knows what’s inside that sheet.
  5. Set the column titles of the columns you want to import – copy column names from the Excelify template file.
  6. Import the new Excel file to Shopify using the Excelify app.

 

Clone Shopify Blogs, Blog Posts (Articles) and their Comments to other store?

Shopify Blog Posts - Clone

This video will show you how to copy all your current Blogs, Blog Posts (Articles) and their comments to your new store.

This is needed when you are migrating to a new Shopify store, or when you need to set up the test/development store and want to use the data from your real store.

Summary of steps to clone your Articles:

  1. Install the Excelify app on both stores – old and the new one (get the second store for free, remember that you don’t have to pay for two stores here).
  2. Go to source store, select to export all Blog Posts, Blogs, Comments and Metafields (if you have those).
  3. When export is finished, download the exported Excel file.
  4. Go to the new store and upload the exported file.
  5. Press “Import”.
  6. Wait for import to finish.

Done!

 

How to import Shopify CSV file with Excelify app

Import csv file into Shopify with Excelify

You may need to import Shopify CSV file into your Shopify Store. You can easily do it with Excelify App. This is better, to export Products from your Shopify store into Excelify format and then import that file (especially because in any paid plan you have additional store included), but in case you have already Shopify CSV file with your products data, you can import it straight away.

All you need to do is:

Import Shopify CSV file with Excelify app

Open Excelify application. Go to import. Upload your Shopify .csv file. And press Import.

Import csv file into Shopify with Excelify

That’s all. Products are imported:

Import Shopify csv with Excelify app

You may also compress the file, if needed and upload and import .zip file:

Import compressed Shopify CVS file

Good to know

  • At the moment it is possible to import only Products from Shopify .CSV file
  • Excel file format is limited to 1 million rows. In case your store has more then 1 million product variants, this is very useful to use .CSV format. You also can export your products to Excelify CSV format, following this tutorial.

Rearrange Product Variant Positions

Shopify Product Variants

To rearrange Shopify product variants:

  1. Export Products + Inventory / Variants (without images or Metafields)
  2. Find the column “Variant Position” and change the numbers as you like them to be. (no need to change the row order, just change the numbers)
  3. You could just import that same file back but it will update all the columns that you import. So, to make the import smaller and quicker, and to update just the positions and nothing else, you can select just the following columns:
    • ID
    • Handle
    • Variant ID
    • Variant Position
  4. Copy those columns to new empty Excel file.
  5. Set the name of the sheet “Products” (so that the app knows that those are the Products data there).
  6. Import that file. It will just update the variant positions of those variants.

You can, of course, import only the product rows that you really want to change. No need to import all the products back.

See the full tutorial in the video.

Settings for Notifications

Excelify notifications for Shopify data import-export events

You can press the “Settings” button and configure when to receive e-mail notifications, and to which e-mails.

By default, the e-mail is sent to Shopify store owner on every event except when starting new manual import (as this is probably something you already know you are doing so you might not need an e-mail about that – but in case you still need it, you can switch it on).

Product Variant Weight can be imported in any units

Shopify weight import and export in real units

Previously you could just import Product weight in “Variant Grams”.

Now there is a column “Variant Weight” where you can set any value in the units as you specify in the “Variant Weight Unit“.

For example – you can import precisely 1 lb, and no need to convert to grams, and no need to struggle with rounding problems.

You can still import the “Variant Grams” if you need to – then your Variant Weight column needs to be empty or non-existing.

Variant Grams are not exported anymore – only Variant Weight column is exported.

Read the full documentation about Product columns.

How to remove duplicates from Shopify store

Remove duplicates

To see how to remove duplicated Products from your Shopify store, watch this video or read on.

How to remove duplicate Products from your Shopify store?

So you have this store with your products duplicated for some unfortulate chain of events.

Shopify store with duplicate products

1. Export your Products to Excel file – without any variants or images, just plain Products

This will give you one row per product.

Export only Products from Shopify

 

2. Sort your exported Excel file by two columns at the same time: Title, Handle

Take your exported file, open it.

Use the Excel “Sort” feature to sort by two columns at the same time:

  • Title
  • Handle

This will make all the same titles get together one after the other. And then it will sort those same Titles by Handle – in such a way that your correct product will be the always the first one.

If you have another reason for duplication and you don’t have equal titles then you still can find other factors that could allow you to sort all the rows so that the correct one is always the first one.

Sort exported Products by Title and by Handle

3. Make the formula that will show TRUE for duplicated row of the same title, and FALSE for the first one

Now that all your duplicate rows are nicely sorted together with the first row as the correct one, you can proceed to mark – which ones you want to keep, and which to delete.

Add new column with name “Duplicate?” and put the following formula in the row 2 there:

=IF(D2=D1,TRUE,FALSE)

Excel Formula to mark the duplicates

Copy this formula all the way down.

4. Filter Excel rows to show only the duplicate rows

Set the filter to keep only those rows where “Duplicate?” equals TRUE.

Filter Excel to show only duplicates

5. Copy the columns ID, Handle and Command to the new clear sheet

Select the A, B, C columns and copy filtered values to a new clear file.

Then set the name of the sheet to “Products” so that the app knows that those are Products in this sheet (double-click the “Sheet1” to rename it).

And then change the Command column value to “DELETE” for all those copied products.

Result should look like this:

Copy duplicate products to new Excel sheet and set to delete

6. Import that file with Excelify app

Upload that file to Excelify app and press “Import” button.

Watch your duplicate products get deleted.

Excelify results of deleted duplicates

See in your Shopify Admin – and be pleased by the result that all the duplicates are now gone, and you have just one copy of each product.

It should look like this now:

Shopify store with duplicates removedGood to know

  • You can de-duplicate also Collections, Customers, Pages, Orders, or anything else – the same way.
  • If you have the export file with Variants, just first copy your ID, Handle, Command, Title columns to new sheet and use Excel function “Remove Duplicates” – then you will have just one row for each product. And then you can use this tutorial from there.
  • If you have more advanced situation, our Support can help you remove duplicates.