If you have a WooCommerce store, your goal should always be to make it as easy as possible for your visitors to browse your products so that they can quickly find the items they’re interested in (and make a purchase!).
If you have a lot of products, one of the best ways to do that is with product filters. You’ve probably experienced these when shopping online – you can filter by category, price, size, attributes, etc. Basically, filters let you take a whole big list of products and filter it down to only the items you’re interested in.
WooCommerce does include a few built-in product filter widgets to help you add this feature to your store, but they’re pretty limited and you can’t customize them to your store.
In our WooCommerce Product Filter review, we’re going to take a look at freemium WordPress plugin that lets you set up your own customizable filter system. You’ll be able to add filters for categories, tags, attributes, prices, keywords, custom taxonomies/fields, and lots more. What’s more, you can create different groups of filters and display them in different scenarios, so you can make sure that your filters are always optimized for specific products/users.
There’s also a special goodie for Elementor users – thanks to a dedicated integration, you’ll be able to do all of this directly from the Elementor interface, which is really convenient if you’re using Elementor to design your WooCommerce store. You don’t need to use Elementor, though.
Keep reading to learn more about what this plugin offers and see a hands-on look at how it works.
WooCommerce Product Filter Review: The Feature List
At a high level, WooCommerce Product Filter helps you add customizable product filters to your WooCommerce store, as I mentioned in the introduction.
You can choose from and mix-and-match a variety of different filter types:
- Search by text
- Custom taxonomies – fully compatible with the Custom Post Type UI plugin
- Product attributes
- Custom fields – fully compatible with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin
- Price – a slider with min/max prices
- Price range – choose from predetermined (and customizable) price ranges
- Product author
- On-sale products
- Featured products
- Product rating
- Product stock status
Each type of filter includes a bunch of different input types that apply to that filter type. These input types depend on the exact filter. But in general, you can choose from the following options:
- Radio buttons (single select)
- Drop-down (single select)
- Multiple drop-down
- Checkboxes (multi-select)
- Toggle switch
You’ll also just generally get tons of options for controlling how each individual filter
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WP Mayor.