In WooCommerce, adding Simple Products is simple, but Variable Products are a little more complicated. Here’s a walk-though on exactly how to do it:
1) Set up your product like you usually would with a Simple Product with the title, description, price and category.
2) Go to Attributes and click on “Add”
3) Make sure you change the product type to Variable product. Then give the new attribute a name, like “Quilt Colors” and then type in all the option with a pipe “|” separating them as shown. Make sure to check “Use for variations” and click on “Save attribute”.
4) To add more attributes, simply click on “Add” at the top again and use the same process to enter your new information. After you’ve created these once, you will be able to just choose them from the dropdown in the future. You can also create them for the first time or edit them in the Products > Attributes area. This is where you can drag and drop the order of them as well.
5) Once you’ve entered all the attribute information, go to the “Variations” tab and change the dropdown from “Add variation” to “Create variations from all attributes” and press “Go”. This will create all possible combinations of variations for you from the attributes. It may take a while depending on how many variations you have. Make sure you have added all your attributes before you do this or you will have to create some of the variations by hand.
6) Once all the variations have been created, you will need to go through and make sure they all have a price. If you are shipping products based on weight and dimensions, be sure to add that for each product, although this can be done most easily through the bulk edit setting. If you want the picture to change when people select a certain option, be sure to set up an image for each variation.
As you can see, lots of options can be edited through the bulk edit, which can save you a lot of time if you have a lot of variations.
Hope this helps!
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