How to Create Product Variations Programmatically
There is also a tutorial on my blog about creating products programmatically where I slightly cover the product variations.
But there are still a couple moments I would like to discuss more thoroughly, I came to them when I was doing the variable products crossposting for my multisite crossposting plugin.
Get Product (or Variation) by SKU
In this tutorial I will show you how to get a product or a product variation object in WooCommerce if you only know its SKU. It is easy-peasy when we get a product object by ID, we just have to use
wc_get_product() function, but we can not pass SKU to that function.
So I am going to show you three different ways how you can obtain a product object from SKU, we are going to do it both WooCommerce-way (with
WP_Product_Query and with
wc_get_product_id_by_sku() function) and WordPress-way (with
How to Display Variations with Color (or Size) Buttons
In this tutorial I will show how you can change the way the variation selection is working on the product page in WooCommerce.
We all know that by default the variations are displayed like a select dropdown.
But today we will learn how to display them as color swatches. If you would like to display them as size buttons or custom images, you can do it with my plugin.
This is our goal for this tutorial:
How to Add Custom Fields to Product Variations
Long time ago I published a tutorial where I described how to add custom fields to WooCommerce products. Now it is time to dive deep into product variations and add a couple settings fields there as well.
Sometimes you need to do some stuff when your WooCommerce product variation has been changed. Maybe only for a specific variation.