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Update the tax status of all WooCommerce products.
UPDATE `wp_postmeta`
SET meta_value='taxable'
WHERE meta_key='_tax_status'
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rrrhys commented Oct 11, 2016


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yratof commented Oct 26, 2016

"Does this work multilingual?" – yes it does, everything in the database is based on american english.

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japick commented Nov 14, 2016

Nice one!

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amykallissa commented Jun 2, 2017

Hi there, where do I actually paste this coding to get it to work?!

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JoeyKhd commented Jun 8, 2017

Thanks for sharing!

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c9dd commented Sep 5, 2017


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nomadicshiv commented Sep 21, 2017

Thanks great idea

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MarkPraschan commented Oct 10, 2017

Exceptional! Thanks, BFTrick.

I paired this with the following quick tutorial about executing the code since I wasn't 100% confident:

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takisv76 commented Mar 21, 2018

You are a legend mate...

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saibottrenham commented Jul 26, 2018

My Hero!

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akashjdongre commented Aug 27, 2018


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zhex900 commented Sep 20, 2018

Works like magic. Thanks!

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tecgal commented Oct 5, 2018

It took a second ... absolutely pure gold. Thank you!

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anton-roos commented Dec 6, 2018

Thank you!! This helped me a lot and saved me so much time. I am grateful <3

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toniodz commented Feb 6, 2019

useful, thanks

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unscripted commented Apr 2, 2019

Saved me a lot of time. Thank you!

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mio31337 commented Sep 17, 2019

Thanks. Still working as of now.

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anton-roos commented Nov 25, 2019

This helped me thank you!

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curdaneta commented Feb 21, 2020

Thanks, you have saved me a lot of work

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brynzovskii commented Mar 31, 2020


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gagankhatri commented Jun 29, 2020

how i am supposed to run this?

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SeydaAsan commented Jun 30, 2020

Kral adamsın :)

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Deimz commented Aug 26, 2020

This looks like SQL, so you should run it in phpmyadmin or in you mysql console :)

Thanks bro !

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Whendriksen-Spec commented Aug 26, 2020

Thanks for this query, flipped all rows in wp_wc_product_meta_lookup to taxable but the products kept saying it wasn't taxable. This query solved my issue, great!

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RonR-WebDesign commented Oct 22, 2020

Thanks! Found easily with a google search...

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MilenFrom commented Oct 3, 2021

Yup same

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davidebr90 commented Dec 11, 2021

Thanks !!!!

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bartmolk commented Jul 28, 2022

Thanks! Was looking to write this myself and find the columns but 1 search query and google showed me the correct thing.
P.s. for people who are using object cache, the reason it won't add the taxes until you visited the problem is because you have to clean the Cache. This could be Reddis object cache or other caching plugins!

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