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How to Add Products With Variations – Product & Shipping Attributes

How to Create an eCommerce Store with
WordPress & WooCommerce

Continuing with our series about how to create an eCommerce store with WordPress & WooCommerce, we will explore adding products with variations, and add some shipping classes and product attributes.

Create an eCommerce Store Part 4B > Part 5

First we will add some plugins and go over their purpose and functionality:

  1. Variations Swatches & Photos Plugin for WooCommerce
  2. Media Library Categories Premium Plugin for WordPress
  3. Format Media Titles Plugin for WordPress
  4. Code Snippet to Hide Media Categories from the Front-End

The following will be done in this Product Variations Tutorial:

Add the following Media Categories

  • Tropical Fish Accessories
  • Dog Food
  • Dog Accessories

Add the Following Images To Their Categories

  • Kong Dog Collars
  • Science Diet
  • Fish Caves

Discuss the Plugins

  • Show how the Format Media Titles works
  • Show How the Media Categories Premium work

Add Some Product Attributes

  • Color
  • Weight
  • Style

Add Some Shipping Classes

  • Micro under 1lb
  • Standard 1lb
  • Small 2 to 5lbs
  • Medium 6 to 15lbs
  • Large 16 and Up

Add Shipping Classes to Flat Rate

  • Remove the $9.95 per order that we added in a previous video
  • Remove shipping calculator
  • Micro $2.95
  • Standard $4.95
  • Small $8.95
  • Medium $12.95
  • Large $16.95

Add Products

  • Kong Dog Collars
  • SKU
  • Stock Management

Add Variables to Kong Dog Collars (Link All Variations)

  • Color
    • Red
    • Purple
    • Lime
    • Blue
  • Add Images to the product variation thumbnail

Configure Variations Swatches & Photos

  • Select Custom Colors & Images
    • Colors
      • Red: #DE263D
      • Purple: #813287
      • Lime: #A0B360
      • Blue: #6791C7

Add Science Diet

  • Dog food with featured image
  • SKU
  • Stock management
  • Shipping class large
  • Variations
    • 17.5lbs
    • 38.5lbs
  • Price
    • $33
    • $45

 Add Fish Caves

  • SKU
  • Stock management
  • Shipping class large
  • Variations
    • Orange add image
    • Tan add image
  • Price
    • 10
    • 15

Configure Image Swatches

  • Custom Color & Images
  • Show above label
  • Select image
  • Insert into post

Allowed Product Variations:

  • An image – select the placeholder the icon to see the image uploader. After you choose an image select  Set Variation Image.
  • SKU – If you use SKUs, set the SKU for the variation, or leave blank to use the variable products SKU.
  • Enabled – Enable or disable that variation.
  • Downloadable – If this a downloadable variation.
  • Virtual – If this product isn’t shipped, removes any shipping settings for the variation.
  • Manage Stock – Use to manage the stock on the variation level.
  • Stock quantity – Stock for the particular variation, or left blank to use the variable product’s stock settings.
  • Regular Price – Set the price this variation sells for. Required
  • Sale Price – Set a price for when the variation is on sale. Optional
  • Stock Qty – Shows if Manage Stock is selected. Input the quantity you have.
  • Allow Backorders – Choose how to handle backorders.
  • Stock Status – Set the status of your variations stock.
  • Weight – The weight for the variation, or left blank to use the variable product’s weight.
  • Dimensions – The dimensions for the variation, or left blank to use the variable product’s dimensions.
  • Shipping class – Shipping class can affect shipping. Set this if it differs from the variable product.
  • Tax class – A tax class for this variation. Useful if you are offering variations spanning different tax bands.
  • Downloadable Files – Shows if Downloadable is selected. Add file(s) for this variation for customers to download.
  • Download Limit – Shows if Downloadable is selected. Set how many times a customer can download the file(s). Leave blank for unlimited.
  • Download Expiry – Shows if Downloadable is selected. Set the number of days for the download to expire after purchase.

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