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.
Need more control over your checkout payment gateways, shipping methods and shipping countries/states? Tired of snippet-hunting?
Our new WooCommerce Conditional Shipping and Payments extension allows you to create simple or advanced rules to conditionally restrict payment and shipping options.
Composite Products version 3.0 is finally here, after 12 weeks of development and 187 commits.
The new version includes many requested features and improvements targeted towards large-scale kitting applications, including:
- a redesigned, responsive front-end and back-end UI;
- multiple front-end UX refinements;
- WP_Query-based retrieval, pagination, sorting and filtering of component options;
- front-end and back-end performance optimizations;
- exclusion-based scenario definitions;
- bundled shipping improvements; and
- helpful documentation for developers.
Today, we are going to look at a cool Composite Products feature which is one of the easiest to miss.
Out of the box, Composites do not allow multiple products to be purchased under a single Component. However, this is possible using the Product Bundles extension. Let’s see how!
By default, WooCommerce places single-product summaries right next to the main product image / thumbnails section, which is ideal for displaying product descriptions, prices and meta. Add-to-cart forms are normally displayed inside the single-product summary, too, which works well when displaying Simple or Variable product forms.
However, this styling/templating pattern is much less suitable for product forms containing multiple input elements, text blocks and/or images. Complex product types, such as Product Bundles and Composite Products, often end up looking squeezed between the main image and sidebar.
Many themes include options for modifying the WooCommerce single-product template layout, sometimes even for individual products. If your theme doesn’t offer this flexibility, the WooCommerce Stacked Product Layout plugin might help.