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Products as Variation for wooCommerce

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  • Created: February 20, 2024
  • Update: March 20, 2024

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Introduction

This plugin helps you display simple products as variable products by linking different products as variations.

By this approach you can have single products with different images, description and specfications, meta description and focus keywords which is great for SEO. Also you can boost sales by displaying all the available products in your shop page.


Requirements

Before you start, plese check that you have the minimum versions of the following:

  • Wordpress version 5.4 or above
  • WooCommerce version 4.0 or above
  • PHP version 7.0 or above

  • Installation

    Before you begin, make sure you have already installed the WooCommerce plugin.
    Also make shure that you created a backup of your website.

    Follow the steps below to install your plugin using WordPress plugins method:

    1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard
    2. Go to "Plugins > Add New" page
    3. Click on "Upload Plugin" button at the top of the page
    4. Choose the products-as-variation.zip file from your computer and click "Install Now" button
    5. Activate the plugin after installation by clicking the "Activate" link

    Follow the steps below to install your plugin using FTP method:

    1. Unzip the products-as-variation.zip file on your computer
    2. Upload the products-as-variation folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
    3. Go to "Plugins > Installed Plugins" page
    4. Activate the plugin by clicking the "Activate" link

    Update

    Before you begin, make shure that you created a backup of your website.

    Follow the steps below to update your plugin using WordPress plugins method:

    1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard
    2. Go to "Plugins > Add New" page
    3. Click on "Upload Plugin" button at the top of the page
    4. Choose the products-as-variation.zip file from your computer and click "Install Now" button
    5. Wordpress will display a worning letting you know that the plugin is already installed. Click on "Replace current with uploaded"

    Follow the steps below to update your plugin using FTP method:

    1. Unzip the products-as-variation.zip file on your computer
    2. Upload the products-as-variation folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, replacing the existing folder

    If you have made any changes to the plugin files, you will lose them when you update the plugin. We recommend that you use a child theme to make changes to the plugin files and create a backup to the plugin files before update


    Settings page

    You can customize the text color, background color and border radius for both buttons or select field using color codes or color picker.
    Aditionally, if you want to further customize, you can deisgnate an aditional css class so yoi can use your own css stylesheet to customize the buttons or select field.

    Once you installed and activated the plugin, you can go to settings by clicking on "Settings" link or by going to
    WoCommerce > Product as Vriation Settings


    Managing variations

    To create a variation go to "Products" and click "edit" on a product you want to include in a variation. Then go to "Product data" metabox and click on "Product as Variation" tab.

    Once you are on the correct tab, follow the steps bellow to create a variation:

    1. Check the "Enable Product as Variation" checkbox to enable the variation feature
    2. Fill in the "Variation label" field with the label you want to display on front end for this variation, like color, size, etc.
    3. Click on "Add this product" button to add the the current product to the variation table. This will help you identify the products you want to use for this variation
    4. Search another products to add to the variation table using the "Search products" field. Click on the results to add them to the table
    5. Fill in the "Label" field for each product in the table. For example, if you create a variation for similar products with different colors, you can input the color name like red, blue. You can use any words you want. We sugest keep it short and easy to understand.
    6. Click on "Save" button to save the variation. This action will save the variation for all the products in the table.

    After you save the variation, you can disable this variation without deleting it by unchecking the "Enable Product as Variation" checkbox and click "Save" button.

    You can change the products order by drag and drop using the "six dots" icon in front of each product in the table.

    You can delete a product from the table by clicking the "X" icon in the Actions column of each product in the table.

    Saving action is done via Ajax, so you don't have to update the product. Once you click save and the plugin confirms the saved variation, you can go in front end of your website and see the variation.

    In order to easily identify the products included in a variation in products list, We included a new column called Products as Variations. The column can be pushed to the far right of your screen if you use multiple plugins. You can go to "Screen Option" and uncheck some columns in order to see the VAriations column as you need.


    FAQ

    A FAQ is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers on a particular topic.

    You have to be shure you uploaded the correct archive and not the documentation or other files included in your purchase. The plugin was tested before release. If you get errors regarding conflicts with other plugins, try temporarily disable other plugins and see which one of them caused the conflict.
    When we release a new version, you will receive an email notification regarding an update available. Please download the latest version of the plugin from Envato and update the plugin following the update instructions provided in this documentation.
    You can find the plugin's settings in woocommerce menu in your wordpress admin. Also you can go to plugins and clcik on "settings" link on the plugin.
    Yes, this plugin includes a .POT file, which will allow you to translate this plugin in any language using a plugin like "Loco Ttranslate" or by creating your translation using software like Po Edit.
    At this moment you can create a single variation for a group of products, for example products with different color. We are considering implementing multiple variations like different color and size.

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    Changelog

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    Version 1.2 (Mar 15, 2024)

    • Added POT file for Translation purposes
    • Added Display a new column "Products as Variations" in admin products list to see which products have p.a.v. activated and what products are associated
    • Added Prevent saving if the current product is not in the variation list -New: Prevent saving if the variations labels are empty with red color accent to show which ones are empty -New: Added Products thumbnais to table to identify them more easily
    • Added settings and support links on plugins page
    • Fixed Fixed conflict on select2 with woocommerce product bundles. Changed from select 2 to custom implementation for searching products
    • Added Plugin Settings, it adds the functionality to style buttons, dropdown for front end and select between buttons or dropdown

    Version 1.1 (Feb 28, 2024)

    • Added Implement saving the variation for all selected products in one edit
    • Added index.php to all folders
    • Fixed Removing the product variation from front end on a product that was removed from the list
    • Updated Code Improvements

    Version 1.0 (Feb 20, 2024)

    Initial Release