Support » Plugin: Product Advisor for Ecwid » Show products by Category

  • Hi

    I appreciate that this plugin hasn’t been updated for a while, but it still works and I reaching out on that basis.

    I’m looking for functionality to add a widget that shows a certain number of Ecwid products by category (in my case home/featured products).

    Are you able to assist with associated function or plugin update, please?

    Thanks in advance

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Hi @glennyboy,

    It looks like the plugin already has the functionality to display products by category.

    Visit the plugin page at

    Go down the page under FAQ and click ShortCode. There you will see the code

    You can set parameters like the example given on the page:
    [ecwid_random_products number=6 per_row=3 show_price=true category=2000]

    This represent you want to display 6 random items with 3 items per row with the price of the items showing PLUS only items from category 2000 will be shown.

    Output: 2 rows with 3 random items per row from category 2000.

    Note: the category id = 2000 in this example.

    We’ll have to get the correct category id from your WP site.

    Here’s a link to a how to, if you need help with that –

    Ah thanks for the heads up, but I’m afraid that function doesn’t work. It’s blank usually and sends out error code in debug mode.

    Uncaught Error: Cannot use object of type stdClass as array in…..
    /home/xxxxxxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/ecwid-useful-tools/classes/EcwidStore.php on line 83


    This is Ecwid customer care team.

    It seems that Product Advisor for Ecwid is not supported by a developer anymore. We contacted a developer in order to clarify the matter.

    There is a number of great third-party plugins for WordPress that will help you to change the design and functionalities of your Ecwid store:

    If you are looking for a widget that allows you to add a certain number of Ecwid products by category, we suggest using Widgets Avalanche.It will let you modify your Ecwid products and categories into a variety of WordPress widgets including a slider, a popup, an accordion, an autosuggest, a sortable table, a link to an RSS feed for your products.

    If any questions arise, feel free to ask!

    Hi @ecwid_team

    Functions other than the Random Product (show by category) still work, but it’s a shame that this plugin is no longer supported as it’s actually better than what Ecwid offer!

    I will try the other plugin, but that poorly rated and also unsupported / out of date so it’s a choice of two bad options. I would of course rather use the official plugins of Ecwid, but as per my comments on your plugin page, the choice of widgets is limited. Not being able to show x number of products from a category and link directly to the product is really not great. For some reason, Ecwid widgets/shortcodes show the product in a window (unless on the store page already) rather than redirecting to the actual product in the store.



    Thank you for your feedback!

    We hope that the widget developer will adjust their widget, so, it will be compatible with Ecwid. Meanwhile, you may want to use the mentioned widgets to achieve what you want.

    As for the store opening in the popup. In general, the popup appears because there is no Product Browser widget on the page. To prevent it from happening, you can use ecwid_ProductBrowserURL option. To the website pages with Ecwid widgets, you will need to add the following piece of code:

    <script>var ecwid_ProductBrowserURL = "PB_URL";</script>

    In this code, replace PB_URL with the actual URL where your main Ecwid catalog was added. Please see the guide below for more details:

    In your case, I’d recommend installing Ecwid using our official plugin to the neede page. More details are here:

    Hope this helps.

    Hello @glennyboy!

    In addition to our previous reply. Can you please share with us a link to your store? So, we’ll be able to double check the popup issue and provide you with a particular solution.

    You may want to post the link here or reach us out at

    Thank you in advance.

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • The topic ‘Show products by Category’ is closed to new replies.