Support » Plugin: Ultimate WooCommerce Auction Plugin » How to re-activate expired auctions?

  • Resolved petersachs


    Great plugin, but I cannot figure out how to re-activate an expired auction. Running Version 1.0.2. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author Nitesh


    Hi @petersachs,

    Thanks for appreciation. Please do share your review here too –

    Regarding your query about re-activation, firt I’m assuming reactivation means activating same product because we have provided “duplicate” option to duplicate the products. Second, it would apply for auction products which has fulfilled below conditions:

    1. Product without any bids and buy now.
    2. Products with bids but bids were below reserve price and thus no winner.

    We cannot reactivate product who has a winner because in WooCommerce they store product ID and map their buyers to these IDs. We obviously have done the same. Now, if we start reactivating products with valid buyers then it will create ambiguous entries inside DB which should be avoided.

    I hope you would recognize that its implementation is not straightforward. We will note this item and see if this can be made available.

    Please do share your review.


    Ah, that makes sense and hadn’t occurred to me. I was in fact trying to reach-activate an auction that had a winner while testing out the plugin. I will test it again using an expired auction with no winner. Thank you for your prompt reply!

    Plugin Author Nitesh



    Reactivate option is not there in plugin right now. And since the implementation requires time, I would need time to think how and what can be done.

    Oh, sorry. I misunderstood your first reply. I understand now that the re-active feature is not yet available. Would duplicating an auction product be the workaround until that listed feature is made available?

    Plugin Author Nitesh


    Duplicating will duplicate and create new auction with same data.

    Ok. Thank you. Sounds like a usable workaround until you complete the listed re-activate feature.

    Just out for an update on being able to relist products.
    I read above that it’s only available for products that don’t have bids and use buy it now.
    I understand the no bids as that is normal once an item has a bid it is considered sold but I don’t understand why only with the buy it now part “why not be able to relist standard auction which doesn’t sell (no bids) but didn’t have a buy it now option as not everyone chooses to use the buy it now option but not every auction sells.

    May I suggest making RELIST for any auction which didn’t sell and didn’t have bids on them regardless weather the “buy it now” option was used or not.

    the Sellers that don’t use the buy it now option will be upset if they can’t relist an unsold item thus creating unhappy sellers/vendors/store owners within our marketplace.


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