Report products missing meta data

Run once code snippet for administrators. Shows a report of products missing a particular meta data key.

add_action( 'admin_notices', function() {

	// Get Batch Of Published Products
	$args = [ 'limit' => -1 ];
    $products = wc_get_products( $args );

	// Output Count
	printf( '<p>%d total products</p>', sizeof( $products ) );

	// Loop Products
	$counter = 0;
	foreach( $products as $product ) {

		// Conditions Go Here
		if( ! $product->is_type( 'variable' ) ) {

		// Counter
		$counter ++;

		// Get Retail Price
		$custom_field = $product->get_meta( 'custom_field' );

		// Report Missing
		if( ! $custom_field ) {
				'<a href="/wp-admin/post.php?post=%d&action=edit"></a> ',

	} // End Published Products Loop

	// Output Count
	printf( '<p>%d products checked</p>', $counter );

} );

Instructions for Report products missing meta data

  1. Log into a staging or locally hosted clone of your site.
  2. Install and activate Code Snippets plugin.
  3. WP Admin > Snippets > Add New
  4. Copy and paste the code from the section above.
  5. Check to ensure formatting came over properly.
  6. Customize the code as desired.
  7. Add a meaningful title.
  8. Select whether to run on front-end or back-end (or both).
  9. Click “Save and Activate”.
  10. Test your site to ensure it works.
  11. Disable if any problems, or recover.
  12. Repeat for live environment.

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