How to bulk enable reviews in WooCommerce


  1. Paul

    Thanks for the info! I was looking for a way to bulk enable reviews in WooCommerce and as you mentioned, I was surprised as well to see that there was no way of doing it by default. This did the trick!

  2. M Breden

    Where exactly inside Woo do I find this new ability to bulk edit? Spent the last 20 minutes looking for where to change the setting after installing and activating the plugin. Might have been some good info to include in your article.

    1. I assumed that ‘bulk editing’ products would be self explanatory, but I can see why it’s confusing. I’ve updated the article, adding instructions on bulk editing.

  3. Ellie

    Installed and activated the plugin, when I am using it it errors my products page to ‘503 Service Unavailable. The server is temporarily busy, try again later!’. I click the back button and it has bulk updated the products so it is working, do you have any ideas on how to stop getting the 503 message? Thank you

    1. Hi Ellie,

      I’m assuming you activated WooCommerce here… If you’re running into 503 errors I’d guess your server is struggling to keep up. Check your error logs – they should give you a solid hint.

  4. Wonderful you saved my life

  5. Thank you for sharing! :)

  6. Biswas

    Thank you, works great…

  7. You can add the code snippet to your functions.php file rather than create a plugin if you’d rather.

    1. Yes, that certainly works as well. If you go this route and use an actively developed or premium theme, be sure to add it to functions.php in a child theme.

  8. yagami

    Thank you very much mate !

  9. Ariel

    Could you suggest to me a trick or plugin for WordPress:⁣

    Once the customer submitted a review – it’ll go across all selected products automatically.⁣

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Ariel,
      I’m not aware of a current plugin that will do this, sorry. BTW, why would you want someone to write a single review on multiple products?

  10. It works like a charm! Thank you, you saved me from hours editing …

    1. Nice, glad it worked for you :)

  11. Terry

    Thanks for the code, it really helps.

  12. Many thanks! Works just fine.

    Added too my child theme with author credits)

  13. Simon

    awesome – thanks for this info – very useful and still working!!

  14. Sam

    Perfect works great! However, I am unsure why Woocommerce has this not natively built in? Sometimes, it seems not to work even if all the settings are correct. You should be able to do this within Woocommerce and not have to resort to a plugin. Manually is only possible if you have a few products. Can you imagine if you have 500?

  15. Sam

    UPDATE – This is native in WooCommerce and has been for a while. No code or plugins are needed. Select all your products using bulk editing, on the edit screen at the top right you will see “Enable comments” set this to allow and update.

    Comments are how the WooCommerce review system works.

    1. Bryan Hoffman

      Thanks for the updated info, Sam.

  16. Dr

    Dear Bryan Hoffman
    I installed the plugin but when I change Enable to Yes, there isn’t any text box to write the comments.

    1. Bryan Hoffman

      Could be lots of reasons for that Doc. Your theme could be hiding them in the template or via a function. Switch to a default theme and try it there.

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