I want every product description to include a link to a specific page on my site (a color guide page), but I can't find where to do this for every product. Does it need to be done individually?
Hey there Marc!
Cynthia here, a Guru with Shopify :).
While there's many other fields and areas that can be bulk edited - at the moment, there isn't a built-in way to bulk edit product descriptions.
The only method to edit those in bulk would be to export all of your products into a CSV file.
From there, you can change the description of each product in the third column, entitled Body (HTML).
After you've finished inputting/editing your descriptions, you can re-upload that CSV file and overwrite your current products, which will result in the descriptions being changed.
Hope this is helpful! Give me a shout if you need anything else :).
Cynn | Guru @ Shopify
I was replying to the original question which was the same information all the time.
I'd still do it via liquid though regardless. On my latest store that is in development every description of every product is generated via three liquid snippets. Makes maintenance so much easier.
It's all down to what sort of information you need to generate and how formulaic it can be.
At the end of the day I put more effort into pictures, pricing and size information than I do into actual descriptions as one thing seven years trading online has taught me is that 90% of people never read the descriptions in the first place.
The best way would be to run a csv export first and then just make changes and import the same csv file back so you have all the necessary handles.
If you select Replace any current products that have the same handle checkbox during import it will override any data that is on Shopify. The product data remains unchanged for columns that aren't present in the CSV file. For example, suppose that there's a CSV file that lists a red-socks product handle and that product handle already exists in your Shopify store. The CSV file includes all the fields for the product, but is missing the Price column. After you upload this CSV file to your store, all values for red-socks will be replaced by the values in the CSV file, but the Price field will remain unchanged.