WooCommerce: Allow CSV Product Export By Tag

Ok, this is a little hacky and pretty manual, but it happened to me in the past that the inbuilt WooCommerce CSV product export was just not enough.

In other words, the default product export that you can find by clicking the “Export” button on the “Products” WordPress Dashboard screen, gives you the option to export all products to a CSV. You can also refine the list by product type and product category, so that you can export specific products only.

What’s missing there is a “product tag” filter, so this workaround will let you do just that – define a product tag slug in the snippet below, and your export list will be automatically filtered by that.

Of course, you could find a dynamic way of doing that, but for now we’ll keep this manual and hardcoded into the PHP function. Enjoy!

Unfortunately you can’t filter products by product tag before exporting them to CSV. Let’s find a little hack to do that!

PHP Snippet: Filter CSV Product Export By Product Tag @ WordPress Dashboard

 * @snippet       Filter by Tag @ WooCommerce Product Export
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 7
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add_filter( 'woocommerce_product_export_product_query_args', 'bbloomer_add_search_term_to_woocommerce_export' );

function bbloomer_add_search_term_to_woocommerce_export( $args ) {
	$args['tag'] = array( 'soft', 'tall' );
	return $args;

Where to add custom code?

You should place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file and CSS at the bottom of its style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my guide "Should I Add Custom Code Via WP Editor, FTP or Code Snippets?" and my video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything went 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.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent 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.

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Allow CSV Product Export By Tag

  1. Does the WooCommerce plugin offer any built-in features or extensions specifically designed for importing CSV product data based on tags?

    1. For importing, they only need a matching SKU. So nothing is stopping you by creating a CSV file with products of the same tag, and importing them into WooCommerce. Does that make sense?

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