This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WooCommerce Auto Category Thumbnails

Description

** 07/06/18 – Updated for the latest version of WooCommerce **

By default, WooCommerce displays a neutral and uninteresting category image placeholder in those cases where a category has
no explicitly set thumbnail. This plugin simply replaces the placeholder image with a product image from that category.

User can choose whether to use a random product or the latest product from that category.

Feature requests welcome, please post in the support forum.

Usage

There is no complicated setup, simply install the plugin and configure WooCommerce to display categories. Any categories containing products but without a
category thumbnail will now display a product image.

To switch between random and latest product display, see the settings page under WooCommerce > Settings > Auto Category Thumbnails.

More options coming soon. Plugin release page.

Installation

  1. Upload the ‘woocommerce-auto-cat-thumbnails’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Change settings if required under ‘WooCommerce > Settings > Auto Category Thumbnails’ in your WP admin panel
  4. Enjoy!

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the ‘woocommerce-auto-cat-thumbnails’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Change settings if required under ‘WooCommerce > Settings > Auto Category Thumbnails’ in your WP admin panel
  4. Enjoy!
My automatic category images are displaying at weird sizes?

Make sure your settings are correct under WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Display
in your WP admin panel. You will need to regenerate your image sizes after changing these
settings, or possibly on first install of the plugin. Find the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin here.

Reviews

Great Potential!

Does what it says. Would like it to also set the Search Filter Thumbnail image, and also rotate through Featured items.

Not working. Nothing showed up

I installed as directed, activated it and no image showed up. Categories remained blank. Cleared cache, change from setting from random to newest product.. still nothing. Uninstalled.

FINALLY!!!!

I never usually comment on a plugin but.... Finally a plugin that works with my Woocommerce category images! And they're even external images too!!

Excellent Plugin (But check compatibility with theme)

Used this plugin in multiple projects and works extremely well, it's the only plugin I've found that performs this particular task so hope it continues. I did find that I couldn't get it to work correctly with 'The7' WordPress theme, so there may be other themes that it isn't compatible with. I'm sticking with my 5 star rating though for how good it is when working, as you can just set it and forget it as they say 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.1

  • Fixed issue with category image size in newer versions of WooCommerce

1.2

  • Fixed incompatibility with latest version of WooCommerce due to changed handling of product visibility setting

1.1

  • Moved settings page to WooCommerce settings tab

1.0

  • First version