You would like to learn more about DoJiggy Engage Product Categories, Tags and Attributes.
Product categories are the primary way to group products with similar features. You can also add subcategories if desired. For example, if you sell clothing, you might have “t-shirts”, “hoodies” and “pants” as categories.
Categories are managed from the Products->Categories tab. Here you can add, delete, and edit product categories. Click here for details.
Product tags are another way to relate products to each other, next to product categories. Contrary to categories, there is no hierarchy in tags; so there are no “subtags.” For example, if you sell clothing, and you have a lot of cat prints, you could make a tag for “cat.” Then add that tag to the menu or sidebar so cat lovers can easily find all t-shirts, hoodies, and pants with cat prints.
Tags are managed from the Products->Tags tab. Here you can add, delete, and edit product tags. Click here for details.
A third and important way to group products is to use attributes. There are two uses of this data type that are relevant.
- First is via WooCommerce widgets. “WooCommerce Layered Nav” works based on attributes. If you add this widget to your sidebar, customers can filter products in your store based on the attribute.
- Second is via variable products. To create a variable product, an attribute must first be defined for the product. These attributes can then be used to make a distinction between different variations. Click here for details.
For example, if you’re selling clothing, two logical attributes are “color” and “size”, so people can search across categories for a color that fits their style and type and clothing available in their size.
Go to the Products->Attribute tabs to add, edit, and remove attributes. Click here for details.
- Simple – covers the vast majority of any products you may sell. Simple products are shipped and have no options. For example, a book.
- Grouped – a collection of related products that can be purchased individually and only consist of simple products. For example, a set of six drinking glasses.
- Virtual – one that doesn’t require shipping. For example, a service. Enabling this, disables all shipping related fields such as shipping dimensions. A virtual product will also not trigger the shipping calculator in cart and checkout.
- Downloadable – activates additional fields where you can provide a downloadable file. After a successful purchase, customers are given a downloadable file as a link in the order notification email. This is suitable for example for a digital album, PDF magazine, or photo.
- External or Affiliate – one that you list and describe on your website but is sold elsewhere.
Variable – a product with variations, each of which may have a different SKU, price, stock option, etc. For example, a t-shirt available in different colors and/or sizes.
- Donation – accept donations of varying amounts through your WooCommerce store that allows the end user to set the price.
Note: Other types are often added by extensions. For example, WooCommerce Subscriptions adds new product types.
If you would like to learn more about Products, please visit the WooCommerce FAQ - Adding and Managing Products