Apologies for the late reply, illness has delayed what i was working on.
I'd rather not publically post the link to the site (can email if you'd like?). I just kinda need an idea of where to start as mentioned in the other post there appears to be compare categories etc but no means to link products?
I'm using the default WooCommerce theme imported into my own theme so its pretty much stock just with my header.php etc e.g. literally added /woocommerce into my own theme.
We'd quite hapily pay for the pro version but i'v got little idea how to get the basics of the lite one functioning. I dont doubt its a great plugin and it me that is simply missing something.
Some simple directions would be cool like 'goto products, select a product, do this' to get a very basic comparison running of two products.
Re what you originally suggested, all the products show in that list but are deactivated. On clicking edit it alerts to upgrade to the pro version to express compare feature manager.
I followed your like for the lite version:
It alludes to variations. My first issue here is that there are 100 stand alone product (shoes) they have no variations they are all 'simple products' and therefore lone parents.
Ignoring this I change a product to variable and then add one in keeping everything blank. Here is a screen shot:
At this point it also asks for a compare category so i selected master (unsure what this is for?) and saved the product.
Went back to the list of products in settings -> products. The product in question still appears as Deactivated.
Entering a price in the variation as per 2 in the diagram does not change this.
So unsure how to proceed from here?
All I want to do is the ability to compare one simple product to another one in any category, they are very basic with literally just an image, title and category. The idea is they can pick a shoe and have it side by side with another shoe.
I'm sure i'm doing something wrong but for the life of me i cannot see what?