Do you want to know how to create WooCommerce sort by category filters dropdown?
WooCommerce sort by category will help your customers to save some clicks to find the products they are looking for. The customers will be able to sort the product by the categories instead of going to the category page and finding the products they are looking for. It helps to increase the customer’s shopping experience.
So, In today’s article, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process to create a WooCommerce sort by categories filter with the help of WooCommerce Product Table plugin.
Here’s what we are going to achieve today.
On This Page
- 1 How to Create a WooCommerce Sort by Category Filter Dropdown?
- 2 Wrapping Up
How to Create a WooCommerce Sort by Category Filter Dropdown?
Here, I’ll show you how to create a sort by category dropdown. I’ll explain this in a few simple and easy-to-follow steps with the help of the WooCommerce Product Table plugin.
Follow the following steps to create a sort by category dropdown.
1. Install and Activate the WooCommerce Product Table Plugin
Note: You can skip this step if you have already installed and activated the WooCommerce Product Table plugin.
To install the WooCommerce Product Table plugin, you will need to install the Woosuite Core plugin and activate it with the help of a license key. We have created a Quick Start Guide for you to figure out how to install and activate the WooCommerce Product Table plugin.
2. Create New Table
Once you have installed and activated the plugin, Now to create a sort by category dropdown follow the given steps:
1. Add New Table
Navigate to Woosuite » Product Table from your WordPress dashboard and click on the Add New Table button.
Once you click it, you’ll see a screen where you can create and control the different table settings.
2. Order Form Display
Give an internal name to the table.
3. Order Form Information
Now expand the Order Form Information by clicking on the (▾)
Now, specify the columns you want to add to the table. To add a column just drag the column from the Available columns section and drop it in the selected columns sections.
To follow along with this tutorial, you need to make sure that the Categories column is added to the available columns.
3. Create Sort by Category Filter Dropdown
Now expand the Order Form Controls by clicking on the (▾)
In the Product Filter dropdown you’ll get three options: ‘Disabled’, ‘Show based on columns in the table’, and ‘custom’.
To create a sort by category filter dropdown select ‘Show based on columns in the table’. As we have added the Categories column so a sort by category filter will be created in the table.
4. Save Changes
Once you have created the table, now click on the Save Changes button in the top right corner to save the changes.
5. Set Woosuite Product Table As Default Shop/Category Page Layout
To set the Woosuite product table as the default shop page layout, go back to the General Settings of the plugin by clicking on the back arrow at the top.
Now select the table you just created, from the Shop Pages and Product Category dropdown and click on the Save Changes button to save the changes.
5. Final Results
Now if you visit the Shop Page or the Product categories pages, you’ll see all the products are being displayed in a table and a category filter has been added.
Now you know how to create WooCommerce sort by category filters dropdown.
By following this method you can boost the visibility of all the products and make the buying experience more enjoyable for clients. Customers will be able to filter by category and shop the products by category in a few clicks.
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To get started, download the WoCommerce Product Table plugin today!