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WooCommerce Variable Product Description


The plugin adds a description for each product variation that will display underneath the main product variation and change when
different product variations are chosen.

The code is maintained on Github

Translations, feature requests, and ratings are welcome and appreciated!


This feature was added to WooCommerce 2.4 so this plugin is only needed for pre-2.4.


  • Variation description field added to Product Data > Variations tab
  • Variation description showing on product page


  1. Upload the folder woocommerce-variable-product-description to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit a variable product, and you will see a “Description” field on the Variations tab
  4. Save the product and the description will become visible on the product page when the variation is chosen


Can I have a separate description per variable product?

Yes, absolutely!

Where is the description displayed?

The description is displayed in a div with class of ‘variation-description’.


September 3, 2016
Does the job for me. But I would like to have the ability to add shortcodes into the description. Thanks
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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce Variable Product Description” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release