WooCommerce: Get All Variations For A Given Product

When you deal with WooCommerce variable products and custom code, you may need to programmatically access all the variations based on a given (parent) product ID.

This post dives into the world of WooCommerce product variations and shows you two powerful PHP methods to retrieve all the variations associated with a specific product ID.

We’ll explore several approaches, and by the end, you’ll be equipped to effortlessly handle variations in your code, based on what exact output you need. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Variable Product “Cumulative” Stock Quantity

When a variable product stock quantity is managed at variation level, the stock status is either “In stock” or “Out of stock” without any mention of the quantity.

It would be cool, however, and in certain cases only, to show the total stock quantity for all single variations. If variation Red has 3 in stock, variation Blue has 7 in stock and variation Cyan has 10 in stock, I’d like to set the “parent product” stock quantity to 3 + 7 + 10 = 20.

So, how do we do that?

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WooCommerce: Count Variation Sales (Shortcode)

We’ve already studied how to display the number of sales for a given product ID via a shortcode – however that solution won’t work for a variation ID, because WooCommerce only counts the “parent product” sales.

We need a different workaround in this case. This will require we either query the orders that contain such variation ID, and then calculate the sum – or that we install a snippet on day 0 so that we can count variation sales from that moment onwards, without having to query and calculate anything.

We will study the latter, and then display the result via a shortcode, so that you can use it anywhere, even inside the variation description.

Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Get Variation IDs By Product Category or Tag

We can get products belonging to a product category or product tag very easily. What’s much more difficult is getting single variations based on a product category or product tag, as variations… don’t have a category or tag, which belong to its “parent” variable product instead.

In this post, we will define a function that you can reuse in your custom code whenever you need to get all variation IDs based on a given product category or product tag. You can then loop through the array and return whatever info you need. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Display All Single Variations (Shortcode)

By default, the WooCommerce Shop page displays simple, variable, grouped, bundle and other product types. As you know, each variable product is made of one or more “single variations”, and these are only visible in the single product page.

Now, what if you want to display a grid of all “single variations” in a custom page / post? Well, a shortcode can be coded so that you can achieve just that. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Dynamically Update Variable Product Attributes @ Single Product

If you’re familiar with WooCommerce variable products, variations are generated from product attribute terms (color: yellow & size: large for example). All possible attribute terms are displayed in the “Additional Information” tab of the single product page, so that the customer has an idea of all the possible product options.

However, as you can see from the screenshot below, this information is static i.e. does not change when you select a variation. It would be much more helpful if the attribute information changed from e.g. “Color: red – yellow – green” to the currently selected variation attribute term e.g. “Color: red“.

In today’s quick snippet, we’ll show just that: a combination of PHP and jQuery to make sure that “Additional Information” tab is always updated based on the selected variation. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: 10 Most Popular Free Plugins

WooCommerce is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms that allows you to launch your online business, build high-functionality online stores for your clients, or take your brick-and-mortar store online.  

Powering over 28.19% of all online stores, WooCommerce’s versatility and open-source nature allow businesses to build their dream store, add unlimited products and consumers, take orders, and increase sales.

The core WooCommerce plugin holds 68% of the usage distribution – the highest on the internet. However, despite its popularity, the official WooCommerce plugin lacks several features you might need for your eCommerce store. But to make up for that, it offers several plugins that allow you to enhance your store’s functionality and improve customer experience. 

But choosing from over 4228 WooCommerce plugins from WordPress.org can get overwhelming. So, to make your job easier, we’ve hand-picked the best free WooCommerce plugins you can use on your store to take it to the next level. Let’s dive in!

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WooCommerce: Replace Variable Price With Active Variation Price

Surprisingly enough, variable products with a price range display two prices: at the top right you find the “parent” product price, displayed as a range; but once you select a variation, a second price appear just above the variation add to cart. Somewhat confusing.

In today’s solution, we’ll see once and for all how to replace the top right variable product price with the one of the current variation, while also hiding the variation price. Therefore, you’ll see a single price on the single product page for variable products. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Display Variations’ SKU @ Product Admin

I find it quite annoying that variable products display an empty SKU cell in the WordPress > Products admin page even if their variations may have one available.

Today, we go fix that. With this simple snippet, your variable products will display the SKU of each variation, and if there is none, empty brackets (so, it’s easy to identify if any variation is missing its SKU).

So, let’s see how it’s done. Enjoy!

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