WooCommerce Product Bundles version 5.0 has arrived, introducing many features requested by store owners and developers.
The biggest upgrade to date, the release addresses the scalability and stock reporting requirements of large stores and brings even greater pricing and shipping flexibility for creating complex bundles. Read more
WooCommerce Subscriptions finally got its much-anticipated v2.0 update, earlier in October. The new version, which has been in development for more than a year, is a major rewrite of the plugin that introduces support for multiple subscriptions, allowing customers to purchase more than one per order. It also makes WooCommerce Subscriptions much friendlier for developers, since it now relies on a custom Subscription post type for storing and accessing subscription data, separately from the order in which a subscription is purchased.
One of the most frequently requested features in Product Bundles has been been the ability to define minimum or maximum bundled item quantity constraints at container level. Thankfully, the WooCommerce Mix n’ Match Products extension was recently released to fill that gap: The idea behind MnM is that you set the container size (the quantity of items needed to purchase a “complete” bundle) and define which items should be available to choose from, giving customers full control over the quantities of the individual products being purchased together. Now, with Min/Max Items, you can finally have this kind of goodness in your Product Bundles.
Since WooCommerce Product Bundles was introduced in 2012, the extension has grown slowly but steadily. v4.7.0 marked the introduction of optional bundled items, while v4.9.0 made it possible to define user-configurable bundled product quantities. Today, Bundles are commonly used as a powerful alternative to Grouped Products. In comparison to Grouped Products, Bundles provide:
- greater pricing (static or content-based) and shipping (bundled or non-bundled) flexibility,
- full support for variable products with variation filters,
- advanced features such as optional bundled products, bundle-level discounts, min/max bundled product quantity limits and the ability to bundle multiple instances of the same product.