How to Import Products from PrestaShop to WooCommerce (for FREE)

WooCommerce has proved itself over the past decade as a major e-commerce platform. Combined with the powerful WordPress functionalities and the abundance of plugins available, it is reasonable for some shop owners to switch to WooCommerce.

Migrating stores over platforms is a pain in the ass and even more when it comes to moving the users’ accounts with passwords.

So for one of my stores (running on Presta since forever) I decided to start a second store from scratch, keeping only the products (a total of 646) and the categories.

And I wanted to do this fast.

I searched the web for a FREE solution and I found this plugin.

FG PrestaShop to WooCommerce

With the free version, you can migrate:

  • Product images
  • Product Descriptions
  • Prices
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • and CMS pages

For me, that was more than enough to start my WooCommerce version of the shop. What I noticed afterward was that the plugin puts all products that were disabled or out of stock in the PrestaShop dashboard to drafts which was very handy.

What will you need for the migrate process?

First, you will need to install WooCommerce and the FG PrestaShop to WooCommerce plugin.

After that, you will see an “import” link in the plugin’s box.

This will lead you to the plugin’s settings page, where you will need to fill your PrestaShop database information.

  • Store URL
  • Database Name
  • Database User and password

The rest should be left as default in most cases.

Note:
In case your Presta store is on a different server you have to export the database (from phpMyAdmin), then create a new database and user on the server where your WordPress website is hosted, and import the previously downloaded .sql file to the new database. Then fill the details of it in the plugin’s settings page.

If everything is set properly you should get a green light – Connection Succesful!

Now you are ready to start the importing process. Brace yourself because it takes a while, and by while I mean forever.

What I found was that the importing gets stuck after 2-3 minutes of working. The best thing you can do is refresh the page and click the “Start/Resume the import” button. Then repeat the process until you reach 100%

Also Note: The Import progress goes beyond 100%, so wait for it to finish, don’t close it when it reaches 100%!

Hope this plugin works for you as it worked for me. With its help, I managed to get the store from nothing to full catalog with prices featured images and descriptions.

You can download the plugin here.

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