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Variable variations

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  • If I read you correctly, I’ve just been reading about this in Product Variations. And trying it out.

    In essence, for a product you can specify colour and size as attributes. Then for each attribute specify what variations are available. Then go through the process of selecting which sizes are available per colour (don’t choose the auto mode as it will give you every possibility).

    WC shows for purchase only those combinations that you have selected.

    Works well so far.

    Gethin Coles


    thanks kenny. I’ve been experimenting with this too, and the amount of potential work here is huge: I have to specify a variation – and add image apparently – for each colour/size combination. Currently (on my homegrown cart), have a drop down to pick a male or female size per colour. Using that system I have 11 products (read:colours) in the category. Using variations I’d have to enter details for over 100 products.

    Even if I add each colour as a separate product in woocommerce, I’d still need to double the number of product entries – because the sizing for male and female is different. I cant have a male/female variation because the 2nd dropdown box needs to change depending on the selection of the first.

    And in fact thats another way of framing what I need: to dynamically change the second dropdown box depending on an initial selection.

    Gethin Coles


    heres the current shop:

    Each colour is entered separately in the database, each with its own range of sizes for men and women, and a bit of code to give an error if people try to choose male and female sizes.

    I’d love to be able to use variations for colour, but I need to figure out how to make the sizes work

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