1. WooCommerce Bulk Variations
  2. Getting Started

2. Bulk Variations Settings Page

The WooCommerce Bulk Variations plugin settings page (WooCommerce → Settings → Products → Bulk variations) lets you control the appearance and content of the variations grid.

These options will set the defaults for all your variations grids. You can override these for each individual product.

WooCommerce list variations plugin settings

License key

Enter your license key here. This is essential for the plugin to work.

Variations grid

Use the variations grid for all products with 1 or 2 variation attributes

Activating this option will automatically display all eligible variable products in a grid, replacing the default variation dropdowns on the single product page.

The grid layout will only be used for variable products that have 1 or 2 attributes which are used for variations. Other products - for example, simple products or products that have 3 or more variation attributes - will continue to display the default variation dropdowns.

The grid will appear instead of the usual dropdowns, with the add to cart button underneath. If you don't want the grid to appear here, then you can manually add the variation grid to other locations on the single product page. Please see the article on creating variation grids.

Display the variations grid without quantity boxes or add to cart button

This option transforms the bulk variations grid into a read-only price matrix for your variations. It removes the quantity boxes and add to cart button, and simply displays the variations with prices.

Display stock information in the variations grid

Enable this to display the stock for each variation underneath the price.

Display an image for each variation

Enable this option to add an image column to the left hand side of the variation grid.

This will display the variation image, for variations where you have added a specific image. If a variation does not have an image, then the main product image will appear instead.

Image lightbox

Enabled by default. This option allows customers to click on a variation image in the grid to view a larger version of the image in a lightbox modal.

This option is only visible when 'Display an image for each variation' is enabled.

Single variation attribute

Use this option to select a layout for any variable products which only have one attribute which is used for variations. There are two options:

  1. Display horizontally - this lists the variations horizontally on the same row, with each variation in a separate column.
  2. Display vertically - this lists each variation vertically, on a separate row of the grid.


How do the global settings relate to the per-product settings?

The options on the plugin settings page apply to all products that can have variation grids, except where you have set the options individually for specific products.

When you create a new product, it inherits all the options from the global settings page. You can then override these for each individual product. Once you have overridden the global settings for an individual product, any future changes that you make to the global settings will not affect that specific product. Global changes will only affect existing products where you have not overridden the global settings.

Why is there no option to select an attribute for the rows and columns?

You can select which attribute is used for the rows and columns of the variations grid on the 'Add/Edit Product' screen for each individual product. There is no global option because most stores use different attributes for different products.

If you need to select attributes globally then we have provided a separate article about how to do this.

Creating variation grids

Once you’ve chosen your default settings, it’s time to start creating variation grids.

Create your first variations grid

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