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Variation Swatches for WooCommerce

An extension of WooCommerce that make variable products be more beauty and friendly with customers.

Variation Swatches for WooCommerce plugin provides a much nicer way to display variations of variable products. This plugin will help you select style for each attribute as color, image or label. With this plugin, you can present product colors, sizes, styles and anything else in the better way which is not support by WooCommerce. This plugin only add more options to show product variations with swatches. It doesn't touch the default dropdown style from WooCommerce.

With a friendly and easy-to-use interface, you can add default color, image or label to each attribute in the attribute management page. It can also help you pick the right style for quick-add attribute right inside the editing product page.

Features provided with this plugin:

  • Completely integrate with WooCommerce plugin
  • Work on variable product only
  • Create attribute color swatches
  • Create attribute image swatches
  • Create attribute label/text swatches
  • Manage attribute globally
  • Create new attribute swatch in product editing page
  • New options in WooCommerce Settings that help control swatches easier without touching code
Author ThemeAlien
Contributors themealien
Tags product attribute, product color, product size, Variable Products, variation swatches, woocommerce
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    Variations on frontend

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    Add new attribute

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    Edit Attribute

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    Attribute color

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    Attribute label

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    Attribute image

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    Add new attribute color when edit a product

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  2. In the search field type "Variation Swatches for WooCommerce" and click Search Plugins.
  3. Once you’ve found it, you can install it by simply clicking Install Now button.

Manual Installation

  1. Download the Variation Swatches for WooCommerce plugin to your desktop.
  2. Extract the plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. Read through the "readme" file thoroughly to ensure you follow the installation instructions.
  4. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  5. Go to Plugins screen and find the "Variation Swatches for WooCommerce" in the list.
  6. Click Activate to activate it.

Config attributes

Even this plugin has been installed and activated on your site, variable products will still show dropdowns if you've not configured product attributes.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Products menu and click Attributes.
  2. Click to attribute name to edit an exists attribute or in the Add New Attribute form you will see the default Type selector.
  3. Click to that Type selector to change attribute's type. Besides default options Select and Text, there are more 3 options Color, Image, Label to choose.
  4. Select the suitable type for your attribute and click Save Change/Add attribute
  5. Go back to manage attributes screen. Click the cog icon on the right side of attribute to start editing terms.
  6. Start adding new terms or editing exists terms. There is will be a new option at the end of form that let you choose the color, upload image or type the label for those terms.


  • Add "swatches-support" class to the variations form


  • Initial release.

Will this plugin work with my theme?

Yes, it will work with any theme, but may require some styling to make it match nicely.

Version 1.0.1

Requires WordPress version: 4.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 02 Feb 2017

Date Added: 23 Jan 2017

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