A WordPress plugin that adds basic support for external products to WooCommerce variations/variable products
|Author:||Impossible Dreams Network (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.7|
|WordPress version tested:||5.6.0|
|Added to WordPress repository:||04-06-2018|
|Total downloads:||2 792|
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Adds basic support for external products to WooCommerce
variations/variable products. This plugin allows you to define an external
URL on any variation and will then open that link when the user
any adding to cart that is done via the backend such as with APIs will not
This plugin provides two shortcodes that you can use within your site:
1. [wcev_product_attr] – allows you to display an product attribute, use the “name” attribute to find the right attribute.
2. [wcev_var_field] – allows you to display a custom field for a variation, use the “id” attribute to point to the right field.
3. [wcev_var_postdate] – displays the formatted post date and time for a variation, doesn’t take attributes.
External SKU and status fields
In addition to the external URL field, a second field called “External SKU” is provided for each variation. You can
set this field and then use the provided shortcode to display it. The purpose is to track the external SKU separately from the internal one.
There is now ability to specify the ‘Add to Button’ text in a specific variation. If the global setting is set, the variation-specific field will override it.
To change settings, go to WooCommerce Settings -> Products -> External Variations.
The following are available:
* Ability to change if links open in new or same window
* Ability to change if links open when the ‘Add to Cart’ button is clicked or when the variation is selected
* Ability to override the ‘Add to Cart’ button text for all external variations
Please note that this plugin has only been tested in a vanilla WordPress / WooCommerce
installation without any other plugins. If you have other plugins that modify
the functionality of the Add to Cart button, this plugin may not work or
cause unintended consequences.
Development of this plugin is done at Github
You can find this plugin at WordPress.org
You can make a donation to support this project here
- Fixed conflict with the Product Bundles extension
- Fixed encoding/decoding in the external URL
- Added a setting to open external link when the variation is selected
- Added donation link
- Tested with WordPress v5.5 and WooCommerce v4.4.1
- Added ability to change the ‘Add to Cart’ text on global and variation-specific basis (#3).
- Added settings option to control whether links open in the same or new tab (#4).
- Tested with WordPress v5.4.1 and WooCommerce v4.1.1
- Tested with WordPress v5.3.1 and WooCommerce v3.8.1
- Tested with WordPress v5.2, updated copyright dates
- Added shortcode for variation external status
- Remove the external SKU shortcode
- Added shortcodes for variation custom fields and post date
- Moved external SKU replacement into a shortcode
- Added a shortcode for product attributes
- Initial Release