WooCommerce Custom Fields Plugin comes with lots of ways to store product data. There are all the standard product fields such as the name, price, categories, tags, and dimensions. There’s also the option to create product attributes.
But what if you want to store extra product fields? What if you want something more flexible than product variations, such as checkboxes or text fields? Well, that’s where WooCommerce custom fields come in.
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2 types of WooCommerce Custom Fields Plugin
When people talk about WooCommerce custom fields, they typically mean one of two things:
- Adding extra information about the products is the classic use of custom fields. In WordPress, custom fields are used to add additional fields to posts, pages or products. You use these to store and display extra information, such as extra text fields, dates, images, and more.
- Selling extra product options, as an alternative to using variations, this involves adding extra fields containing dropdown lists, checkboxes, radio buttons, text fields etc. for the customer to complete before adding the product to their cart. Technically, extra product options aren’t custom fields at all – they’re better known as product add-ons! However, a lot of people refer to these options as custom fields.
Keep reading to learn how to add both types of custom fields to your WooCommerce products. You’ll discover how to display them in a table layout in your store, making it easy for customers to see the custom fields and (if you’re using add-ons) add them to the cart.
Using WooCommerce custom fields to store extra product information
By adding custom fields to a WooCommerce product, you can add extra data and show it on your website. A lot of people do this programmatically, but this is a guide for non-developers.
I’ll show you how to add custom fields to WooCommerce products – and show them in the front end of your website – without writing a single line of code. You’ll learn how to show extra product fields anywhere you like, including on the single product page, shop and category pages.