1.Overview

WooCommerce Colors and Swatches for Variations plugin provides a seamless and eye-catchy way to display product variations. This tool will help you select the style for each variable product attribute such as color, size, variety, or quantity. Shoppers appreciate visual representations of product attributes when using your store as it gives a professional and clean look. WooCommerce Color and Swatches plugin is the answer if you want to organize your product display and edge out the competition.

Features:

  • Show WooCommerce Variation Swatches on Shop, Archive, and Categories Pages.
  • Display cross for out-of-stock product variations.
  • Allow social sharing of variable products. 
  • Show variation thumbnail in tooltip view in Catalog/Archive page.
  • Display all WooCommerce variations of variable products. 
  • Adding Variable products to cart from Shop, Archive, and Categories Pages.
  • Admin can add color and image swatches for attributes.
  • Admin can add color and image swatches for each variation of the custom attribute.
  • Admin can use both select and color and image swatch combinations.
  • Add a border on selected swatches.
  • Show attribute text for the swatches.

2.Installation

WordPress Provides two types of installation methods.
1. Automatic Installation:

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser.

Steps are as follows :

  • Download the zip folder of the plugin WooCommerce Colors and Swatches for Variations.
  • Once downloaded install plugin through browsing and activate it.

2. Manual Installation:

Manual installation of the plugin is another option to install the plugin to your WordPress-environment. The manual installation method involves downloading our WooCommerce Colors and Swatches for Variations Extension and uploading it to your web server via your favorite FTP application.

Steps are as follows :

  • Upload the WooCommerce Colors and Swatches for Variations folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

3.General Setting of the Plugin

The Global Settings tab will help you apply changes to all product variation swatches. It will only work if you don’t select the per-product setting. 

3.1.Enable Swatches

Enable this feature to use the Variation Swatches for WooCommerce plugin.

3.2.Show Swatches in Shop/Archive/Category Page

Show Swatches in Shop/Archive/Category Page: Enable this feature to display Variation Swatches on Shop/Archive/Category pages. Now, here you can see the variation swatches on the shop page.

3.3.Display Show/Hide Variation Button

Display Show Variations Button and Hide Swatches in Shop/Archive/Category Page: Click on the ‘Show Variation Button‘ and ‘Hide Swatches Button On Shop/Archive/Category pages’ toggle buttons. After enabling this feature, you can see the Hide and Show Variations Buttons on the shop page.

3.4.Use Attributes Terms Thumbnails

Click on this toggle button to use attribute terms for thumbnails.

3.5.Show Attribute Term Label

Show Attribute Term Label: Enable this feature to show the attribute text Above Swatches, Over Swatches, or as Tool-Tip.

Here you can see the attribute text as a tool-tip.

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3.6.Display Border on Selected Swatch

Display border on selected swatch: Enable the toggle button to show the border on the selected variation swatch.

Here you can see the border on the selected swatches.

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3.7.Attribute Term Label

Enable this setting to display attribute text above/over swatches or as a tooltip.

3.8.Attributes Terms Thumbnails Display Type

Attribute Terms Thumbnails Display Type: Set the size and display type of variation attribute terms thumbnails. There are three types of display types: Circle, Square, and Rectangle.

On the front-end, you can see the attribute terms thumbnails are square.

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3.9.Attribute Terms Thumbnails Display Size for Product Detail Page

Attribute Terms Thumbnails Display Size for Product Detail Page: Set the size of attribute terms thumbnails for the product page. Click on the dropdown, to select different attribute term sizes. 

The available sizes are: 

  • 20px * 20px 
  • 40px * 40px
  • 60px * 60px

Select the ‘Other’ option to set a custom size for attribute terms thumbnails.

3.10. Attribute Terms Thumbnails Display Type for Shop/Archive/Category Page

Attribute Terms Thumbnails Display Size for Shop/Archive/Category Page: Using the dropdown, select the size of attribute terms thumbnails for the shop/archive/category page. 

3.11.Use Global Size Everywhere

Use Global Size Everywhere: Turn on this feature to use the global size for all WooCommerce swatches and labels.

3.13.Display Cross on Out-of-Stock Product Variations

The WooCommerce variations plugin automatically shows a cross sign over the swatches of out-of-stock product variations. 

4.Three Different Display Types of Variations

This plugin provides three different display types to show variations of variable products.

1. Display Type: Text

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On the front end, you can see Text to show the variations of variable products.

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2. Display Type: Image

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On the front end, you can see Image to show the variations of variable products.

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3. Display Type: Color

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On the front end, you can see Color shows the variations of variable products.

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5.Import/Export Setting

The Import / Export tab allows you to download the existing attributes in a CSV file. You can also create or edit the download file and upload it to load new product variation attributes. 

6.Advance Features

The Advance Features tab contains functionalities to further improve the user experience of Variation Swatches for WooCommerce Customers and Increase your Brand Visibility. 

6.1.Product Variation Limiter

You can enable the variation limiter to reduce the number of variation swatches that display at first. Also, select the attribute and number of attribute swatches to display on the product page. 

To do this, follow these steps: 

  • Click on the Enable Limiter toggle button. 
  • Choose the Attribute that you want to display. You can only choose one.
  • Enter the Display Limit of the chosen attribute. If you choose 1, only one swatch will show. 
  • At last, save your changes. 

6.2.Social Sharing of Variable Product

You can easily add social share buttons to the product pages and allows users to share your products. 

To do this, follow these instructions: 

  • Click on the Enable Social Sharing Settings toggle button. 
  • Select from the following the Social Share Names: Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and Whatsapp. 
  • At last, click on the Save Changes button.

7.Global Setting of the Product

First, create Global Attributes.

Navigate to the sidebar and click on Products > Attribute. In this section, you can create a new attribute and edit or delete previously created attributes.

To create a new attribute, fill out the required fields like Name, Slug, etc., and lastly, click on the ‘Add Attribute’ tab.

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After successfully creating an Attribute, add Attributes terms by clicking on a particular Attribute Name.

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To configure the terms, you have to enter the Term Name, Term Slug, and Description, and select the Display type. 

This plugin provides three types of display types Image, Text, and Color.

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And the last click on ‘Add New Term’, your Attribute Term is successfully created.

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Now, you can add multiple ‘Attributes’ and ‘Attributes Terms’ according to your requirements.

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After successfully creating attributes, you have to enable the plugin setting.

  • Navigate to the dashboard and click on the ‘WC Color & Swatches’ Settings. 
  • Click on the ‘Enable Swatches’ and ‘Use Attributes Terms Thumbnails’ settings.

After enabling those two settings, you can view the WooCommerce variation swatches of the product.

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8.Per Product Setting

Go to the product edit page on which you want to set the per product set. To enable the product-wise setting, first, you need to add attributes and their values by clicking on the ‘Attribute‘ tab.

 

And then click on the ‘Variation Swatches’ tab.

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Now click on the Display Type Image/Color/Text and select Display Name ‘Yes’ from the dropdown list.

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Next, click on all attribute values. Set the Display Type and other Display settings of all attributes. Set ‘Yes’ in the ‘Enable this’ setting and set the Display Type, it may be color/image/text.

For swatch 1:

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For swatch 2:

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For swatch 3:

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Enable the Swatches and last click on the ‘Save Changes‘ button.

Afterward, you can see the per-product variation swatches of the product.

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9.FAQs

Yes,It can be done by using global attributes so merchants just follow these simple steps.

1: WooCommerce-> product->attribute.

2: Click on attribute(color)-> then all variations are listed (black,blue,black-silver,black-green etc).

3: Click on configure terms->as you click on that, all variations will list.

4: Select any variation -> click on edit(button)-> there is an option “Display Type” from there you can select the thumbnail-image/color/text which you want to display on the front end.

5: Now this setting works globally for all global attributes and swatches will show on all products.

Variation can be made according to the requirements.

 First ,you have to go to the wooCommerce product setting , select  the product and then go to the variation swatches setting after that set  the swatches value as per your Requirement .

Yes, we have provided a setting under a general setting of the plugin, by enabling swatches of the same size shown over the website.

You can raise a ticket from here, our team will check and help you in all your queries.

Yes, you can share the variation of the product using this plugin over Social Media.

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