GazChap's WooCommerce Auto Category Product Thumbnails


Upon activation, the plugin will configure itself with the basic settings. Any categories that you have on your WooCommerce store that do not have a thumbnail set will then start displaying any available product thumbnails inside the category.

There are a number of options, these can be found in WooCommerce -> Settings -> Products -> Auto Category Thumbnails.

  • Thumbnail Size sets the image size that the plugin should use when displaying the thumbnails. Defaults to shop_thumbail, but shop_catalog may be a better option for some themes.

  • Go into Child Categories makes the plugin look in child categories too, useful if you have products buried in quite a deep category structure.

  • Random Thumbnail tells the plugin to pick a random product thumbnail from those it finds every time the page loads – otherwise it always uses the first one it finds.


Licensed under the GNU General Public License v2.0


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Contributors & Developers

“GazChap's WooCommerce Auto Category Product Thumbnails” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.2.1 (24/02/2019)

  • Updated the notice shown if WooCommerce is deactivated to include the plugin name

1.2 (27/03/2018)

  • I’ll be honest, I can’t actually remember what changed here and I didn’t start tracking on version control until after this!

1.1 (23/03/2018)

  • Added option to set the image size used for the automatic thumbnails.

1.0 (05/10/2017)

  • Initial release.