Installing WooCommerce Discontinued Products
Our WooCommerce Discontinued Products plugin makes it easy to manage your inactive or end of life products.
Install the plugin
Once you have purchased WooCommerce Discontinued Products, you can download the plugin files and copy your license key directly from the Order Confirmation page. You should also receive a confirmation email containing your license key and a download link to the plugin. If you don't receive this email, please get in touch with us.
- Download the plugin.
- Go to your WordPress admin, then go to Plugins → Add New → Upload Plugin.
- Click 'Choose File', select the "woocommerce-discontinued-products.zip" file you just downloaded and click 'Install'.
- Once uploaded, click 'Activate'.
Note: WooCommerce Discontinued Products requires the free WooCommerce plugin to work. If you can't see the plugin settings page, make sure you have WooCommerce installed.
Tip: Once you've installed WooCommerce Discontinued Products, remember to keep it up to date. You can learn how to do this in our article on plugin updates.
Enter your license key
Once you have activated the plugin:
- Go to WooCommerce → Settings → Products → Discontinued products and enter your license key. You can get this from the Order Confirmation page and the email confirmation that was sent to you after purchase.
- Click Save Changes to validate and store your license key.
If you get an error saving your license key, please try a second time. If the error persists, please search for your error above or view our article on license key problems.
Enter the text which will appear for your discontinued products. This is a plain text field and appears in the same place that your theme would normally display the 'out of stock' message, in the same style.
This option is enabled by default and hides all discontinued products and variations from the store. You don't have to worry about marking them as hidden manually. The URL will still be accessible, so the product can still rank in search engines and customers who have bookmarked the page can still access it. However, it won't appear in public parts of your store such as the shop or category pages.
If you choose to show discontinued products in the store, then it will appear in product listings as usual. When a customer clicks through to a discontinued product, the 'Discontinued text' will appear explaining that the product has been discontinued.
Further reading: Top tips on how to get sales from your discontinued product pages.
This option is enabled by default and allows you to display a label over the product image on your shop pages and the single product page. This helps to make it more obvious to customers that a product is discontinued.
When you enable this option, a 'Label text' option appears underneath. You can use this to customize the text that appears over the product image.
Start marking products as discontinued
That's it! The plugin is fully set up, and you're ready to start marking specific products as discontinued.