Mixtable is a robust spreadsheet tool designed to simplify the management of your Shopify store. While it’s commonly used for tasks like exporting orders or inventory management, it can also be adapted to export blog posts. This guide will walk you through the steps to set up Mixtable and use it to export your Shopify blog posts.
Before diving into worksheets, you’ll need to create a workbook that syncs data with your Shopify store. To do this open Mixtable and click on the Add Workbook button. When you initially installed the Mixtable app from the Shopify App Store to your store, Mixtable started an initial download of your Shopify blog posts.
Once your workbook is set up, click the [+] button in the workbook toolbar to add a new worksheet. When prompted, select to create a worksheet that syncs your Shopify store’s blog posts. When the worksheet is created it will have a set of default columns mapped to data, but feel free to add columns for any other blog post data that you want. Mixtable will automatically populate these columns with the existing data from your Shopify store.
Note: Unlike for other Shopify data, Shopify does not notify Mixtable when blog posts are created or updated in Shopify. So, if any blog posts have been created or updated in Shopify, via the Shopify admin interface, then they won’t automatically download to your Mixtable worksheet. To sync the new/updated blog posts from Shopify to Mixtable please click the “Sync blog post data from Shopify” button that you can see when looking at your blog posts worksheet.
If you wish to export only specific blog posts or a range of posts, you can set up a worksheet sync filter. This feature allows you to specify the criteria for the blog posts that should be included in the export. You specify the worksheet filter you want to set up during worksheet creation.
Before initiating the export process, ensure that all the data you wish to export is correctly populated in the worksheet. This includes the blog post title, content, tags, and any other metadata you want to include.
To start the export, click the Export menu option at the top of the screen to show the Export menu. From the dropdown menu, select the Export to Excel option. You will then be prompted to choose the location where you’d like to save the Excel file on your computer.
Alternatively, you can also export the data to a CSV file. To do this, select the Export to CSV option from the workbook Export menu. Just like with the Excel export, you’ll be prompted to choose a save location for the CSV file.