The WooCommerce shop page displays variable products with a “Select Options” button by default. However, if you’re looking to change it to something else (such as “View Product“) then I’ve got a useful snippet you can put to use.
Of course you can change the text to anything you like, by simply replacing the relevant string inside the snippet below. Enjoy!
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.
In this case, I recommend the WooCommerce Show Single Variations plugin. On top of “splitting” your variable products into simple products (and therefore with an “ADD TO CART” button on the shop page), you can also return variations as search results, filtered results, and much more.
But in case you hate plugins and wish to code (or wish to try that), then keep reading 🙂
This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101
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