I need to Change SEO keywords for categories. How can i Bulk Change Category Page Title, Meta Description/Keywords.

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i have custom script (not tested)

ini_set('max_execution_time', 300); 
error_reporting(E_ALL | E_STRICT);
ini_set('display_errors', 1);
//************************ Import CSV File ************************
// Sample CSV Format
//category_id   meta_title      meta_description    meta_keywords
//1986          Test 123        test            test, test123           
//1904          Test 123        test            test, test123       

$file='category.csv';// Name of CSV file

$rows = array_map('str_getcsv', file($file));
$header = array_shift($rows);
$csv=array(); //csv array with key as Category Id
foreach ($rows as $row) { 

    $csv[] = array_combine($header, $row);

************************ Array Format ************************
echo '<pre>';

    [1986] => Array
            [category_id] => 1986
            [meta_title] => Test 123
            [meta_description] => test
            [meta_keywords] => test, test123

    [1904] => Array
            [category_id] => 1904
            [meta_title] => Test 123
            [meta_description] => test
            [meta_keywords] => test, test123


$category_ids=array_keys($csv); // All the Category Id which we want to update

//************************ Load Categories which we want to Update ************************
$category = Mage::getModel('catalog/category');
$tree = $category->getTreeModel();
$categories = $tree->getCollection()->addAttributeToFilter('entity_id', array('in'=>$category_ids));

$count=0; //Count
foreach($categories as $category)
    echo $id=$category->getId().'   -   <a href="'.str_replace('seoupdate','index',$category->getUrl()).'">'.$category->getName().'</a><br>'; // Print name of categories ;just for our info

    if($csv[$id]['meta_title'] != '')

    if($csv[$id]['meta_description'] != '')

    if($csv[$id]['meta_keywords'] != '')


echo $count.' Categories Updated';
  • Looks great, would be nice if we could export it first too
    – snh_nl
    Mar 6, 2018 at 11:12
  • Add loop above this and use get instead of set Mar 7, 2018 at 12:03

Unlike products by default there's no import/export for categories in Magento. Mage Works created categories import/export functionality on demand for their customer and later on made it available to public Extension Link

You can export your categories in csv file, make changes and upload it back up. I assume it let's you update meta data but you can make sure it does all what you require before installing it.

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