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!

With the snippet below, and by placing the [single_variations] shortcode on a custom page, I was able to display all my single product variations in a loop, together with pagination links above and below the loop. How cool?

PHP Snippet: Show All Single Variations As Simple WooCommerce Products Via a Shortcode

In the example below, I’m showing 24 products per page (posts_per_page) and pagination buttons (woocommerce_pagination) above and below the grid of variations.

/**
 * @snippet       Display All Single Variations Shortcode
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @usage         Place shortcode [single_variations] anywhere
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 7
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */

add_shortcode( 'single_variations', 'bbloomer_single_variations_shortcode' );

function bbloomer_single_variations_shortcode() {	
	$query = new WP_Query( array(
		'post_type' => 'product_variation',
		'post_status' => 'publish',
		'posts_per_page' => 24,
		'paged' => absint( empty( $_GET['product-page'] ) ? 1 : $_GET['product-page'] ),
	));
	if ( $query->have_posts() ) {
		ob_start();
		wc_setup_loop(
			array(
				'name' => 'single_variations',
				'is_shortcode' => true,
				'is_search' => false,
				'is_paginated' => true,
				'total' => $query->found_posts,
				'total_pages' => $query->max_num_pages,
				'per_page' => $query->get( 'posts_per_page' ),
				'current_page' => max( 1, $query->get( 'paged', 1 ) ),
			)
		);
		woocommerce_pagination();
		woocommerce_product_loop_start();
		while ( $query->have_posts() ) {
			$query->the_post();
			wc_get_template_part( 'content', 'product' );
		}
		woocommerce_product_loop_end();
		woocommerce_pagination();
		wp_reset_postdata();
		wc_reset_loop();
		return ob_get_clean();
	}
	return;
}

Is There a Plugin For That?

If you’d love to code but don’t feel 100% confident with PHP, I decided to look for a reliable plugin that achieves the same result.

Actually, in this case, I wrote a full tutorial – it covers many plugin alternatives and gives you screenshots and links. Here it is:

But in case you hate plugins and wish to code (or wish to try that), then keep reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (delete "?>" if you have it there). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7.3.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

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