Related Products for WooCommerce


Related Products for WooCommerce plugin shows custom-related products in WooCommerce. You can show related products by category, tags, or choose products to show as related products in the product details page of a specific product.

Showing related products recommendation brings customer’s attention to other products in your store that they might be interested in. This persuades them to try those products, thus resulting in an increase in the average order value.

You can also make use of the related products functionality in your WooCommerce store to suggest products to your customers and boost your sales.

Using this WooCommerce related products plugin you can:

  • Disable default WooCommerce related products functionality
  • Choose custom related products
  • Option to set up related products for the entire store (by category, tags)
  • Set up related products for individual products (by category, attributes, tags, or products)
  • Exclude selected categories from showing as related products
  • Exclude out of stock products from showing as related products
  • Enable related products slider
  • Customize related products section on the front-end (heading, order of items, number of products, and more)
  • Relate products by subcategory using a filter.
  • Use WooCommerce related products shortcode ([wt-related-products product_id=”xx”]) to display related products for any posts/pages on your site
  • Show the same set of related products for their translated versions as well when using WPML
  • Override your theme’s default related products template
  • Refer this article to import related products

✅ Tested OK with WooCommerce 5.8

Related Products for WooCommerce – Installation and Setup

You can learn about the installation and setup of the WooCommerce related products plugin with the help of this setup guide.

Related Products as a Powerful Marketing Tool

Displaying related products has become the best strategy for selling products. This feature has a great influence on making customers purchase from your store. Showing related products at each stage of a product purchase increases the stores’ profit multiple times. eCommerce giant Amazon’s success is the best example of the related products technique. It acts literally like a virtual salesperson who accompanies us with better recommendations of choices throughout our purchase in the store.

It is also seen that when customers keep getting recommendations while purchasing a product it increases their confidence in the product thereby simplifying the decision making process without spending a lot of time on it. Thus online purchasing would be a great option for people who hate shopping or who do not have the time or patience for it.

Different ways to Show Related products on your WooCommerce store

WooCommerce Related Products feature is one of the important sales tools available for store owners. “Related products” can be employed on your website in different forms. When built-in features in WooCommerce enable you to manually list related products like Up-sells and cross-sells, with the help of third-party plugins you can equip your store to automatically list related products depending upon the activities of customers on your WooCommerce store.

Up-sells – These products are shown on the product page as an alternative to the product customers have chosen to purchase. There will be an upgrade of the chosen product either in quality or price thereby persuading the customer to choose the better one. It comes under the default text “you may also like”.

Cross-sells – On the contrary to up-sells cross-sells are displayed on the cart page under the title “you may be interested in”. These products would complement the products currently in the cart. On seeing this customers would feel an urge to buy the complementary products along with the products in their cart thereby selling more products for the store. Notifying customers about phone cases while purchasing a phone would be a perfect example of cross-selling.


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  • Product page - Related Products enabled.

  • Related Products Slider.

  • Related Products using shortcode in blog post.

  • Custom Related Product - Settings.

  • Related Products - Setup Page.


This section describes how to install the Related Products for WooCommerce plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin folder into the ‘wp-content/plugins/’ directory of your WordPress site.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How to export related products/tags/categories using WooCommerce default export?

Please Refer to this article on how to export related products.

Is it possible import related products using the WooCommerce default importer?

Yes. It’s possible to import related products using product IDs. Please Refer to this article.

Is it possible to import related product using product SKUs?

Yes. It’s possible to import related products using product SKUs. Please Refer to this article.

How to export related products/tags/categories using WP All export?

Please Refer to this article on how to export related products using WP All export.

How to import related products/tags/categories using WP All import?

Please Refer to this article on how to import related products using WP All import.


December 15, 2021
It sure works! clean pluging. thanks
November 5, 2021
This plugin has been super helpful to me, as I can select specific products to recommend or a particular category or attribute. More Over when I faced issues the team was super helpful and replied only in a few hours to fix my issues! Will definitely recommend to all!
October 28, 2021
Great free plugin. WPML compatible. Webtofee always offer quality plugins and their support is good. I'm glad to see some free plugins from them even if it's always an appeal to get their paid products but happy for now. Keep it like that!
October 8, 2021
I'm running a shop for selling stock photos and it is important to me to be flexible in the number of related products shown. This plugin gives this to me and is easy to handle. Great job which deserves 5 stars. Henning Wiekhorst
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Contributors & Developers

“Related Products for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Related Products for WooCommerce” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • [Add] – Relate products by ‘attribute’ in product edit page.
  • [Add] – Filter ‘wt_crp_subcategory_only’ to relate products by sub category (if ‘category’ is selected in “Globally relate products by” option).
  • [Enhancement] – Heading translation using WPML.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WC 5.8.


  • [Add] – Multiselect option for ‘Related by’.
  • [Add] – Order option (ASC/DESC).
  • [Add] – WPML: Use original product ID for showing related products.
  • [Add] – Option to override theme’s template.
  • [Enhancement] – Working mode option.
  • [Enhancement] – UI style and Help texts.


  • [Add] – “Order by” feature.
  • [Add] – New filters “wt_crp_min_slides”, “wt_crp_max_slides” & “wt_crp_slider_center_align” added for slider customisations.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WC 5.6.
  • [Fix] – Custom related products are not shown if theme has its own template for related products.


  • [Add] – Option to display related products by category/tags for all products (global option “Related by”).
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WC 5.5.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WP 5.8.
  • [Fix] – Invalid response while adding shortcode from editor.
  • [Tweak] – Display problems with slider.
  • [Enhancement] – Help text modifications.


  • Tested OK with WC 5.4.1
  • Added option to exclude categories from related products.
  • Readme updates.


  • Tested OK with WC 5.3.0
  • Added option to exclude out of stock products from related products.
  • Bug fix with the notification to disable “WooCommerce default related products”.
  • Typo correction in filters: wt_related_products_odrerby to wt_related_products_orderby & wt_related_products_odrer to wt_related_products_order
  • Improved help texts.


  • Tested OK with WC 5.2.0


  • WC and WP latest tested OK


  • Warning fix


  • Filter for auto slide add_filter( 'wt_custom_related_products_slider_autostart', '__return_true' );.


  • WC 5.0 Tested OK.


  • Readme updates.


  • Added new option for slider.


  • Tested OK with WooCommerce 4.9.2


  • Tested OK with WC 4.9.0
  • Bug fix with related products shortcode [wt-related-products product_id="xxx"]
  • Fix HTML validation issues.


  • FAQ updated


  • Added shortcode for related products [wt-related-products product_id="19"]


  • Added Italian translation and updated German translation
  • Plugin screenshots updated


  • Added option to select number of related products
  • Improved page loading speed


  • Added option to select related tags with custom related products


  • Added option to select related tags with default related products
  • Tested OK with WC 4.8.0 and WP 5.6


  • [bugfix] – related product disappears if only product category added
  • Tested OK with WC 4.6.1


  • Added option to select related categories
  • Tested OK with WC 4.5.2


  • Tested OK with WC 4.3.3 and WP 5.5


  • Tested OK with WC 4.2.2
  • Filter for heading wt_related_products_heading


  • Tested OK with WC 4.0.1
  • Tested OK with WP 5.4


  • Tested OK with WC 4.0.0


  • Tested OK with WC 3.9.2


  • Custom Sorting for related products


  • Tested OK with WC 3.7.1


  • Tested OK with WC 3.6.5
  • Applied filter wt_related_products_number for number of products to display.


  • Tested OK with WC 3.6.4
  • Updated translations


  • Tested OK with WC 3.6.2 and WP 5.2.


  • Tested OK with WooCommerce 3.5.5


  • content updates.


  • content updates.


  • Tested OK with WooCommerce 3.5.1 .


  • WC Tested up to 3.4.5 updates.


  • Content updates


  • Uninstall feedback and translation added.


  • Initial commit