How do I offer variations of a product within WooCommerce?

This article only applies if you’re using the WooCommerce e-commerce software.

You can offer variations of a product, such as colour, size, language, etc.

For example, a clothing item may be available in small, medium and large.

Setup a product variation:

  1. To do this, go into your product editing screen.
  2. Change the product type to “Variable” using the drop-down menu on the product edit screen:
  3. Click on Attributes on the tabs, then “Add”:
  4. Add the option label and the values, e.g. Silver|Gold, making sure the “|” symbol is used between values:
  5. Next, go to the “Variations” tab and select “Create variations from all attributes” and click “Go”.
  6. Finally, click “Save attributes”, then publish your page.

On your product page, you should now have a drop-down menu displayed:

Add a price to each variation

Now, you need to add a price to each product variation.

  1. Click on “Variations” (shown below in red).
  2. Click on the product variation to expand it (shown below in blue).
  3. Add a price and ensure it’s set as “In stock” (shown below in green).

If you do not do this, the WooCommerce software will say: “Sorry, this product is unavailable. Please choose a different combination.


Deleting a product variation:

To delete the variations, go to the “Variations” tab, put your mouse over the option, and a “Remove” link will appear:

Ensure you save your product page after doing any edits.

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