1. Select Variable Product
To begin with, select Variable product in the Product data select.
2.General, Inventory, Shipping and Linked Products
These remain the same as on Simple products, please refer to our Guide here
Select the Attributes tab on the left side. We have a guide just about Attributes here
3.1 Select the chosen attribute
The attribute you select here will be later on created as variations.
3.2 Click “Add”
Click the Add button to add the attribute.
3.3 Select Individual Terms
Click on the Select terms field to individually select the terms you want to add. Or…
3.4 Select All
The Select All button allows you to select all values with a single click!
3.5 The variations check box
Make sure to check the Used for variations box as it is what will allow us to convert these attributes into variations.
3.6 Save attributes
Click on the Save attributes button once you have finished adding all the attributes and their values.
4. Click on “Variations”
Click on the Variations tab.
4.1 Add variation
To add all your attributes to the variations tab, simply select Create variations from all attributes in the select menu as shown above.
4.2 Click “Go”
Make sure to click the Go button after selecting.
4.3 Browser Pop-up
Your browser may show you a pop-up, asking you to confirm your action.
4.4 Editing a variation
To edit a variation, simply click next to it’s name as shown.
Click on the image icon to add an image to your variation. More on adding images to your wordpress website here
You can add a custom SKU to your variation here. This field is NOT mandatory.
4.7 Enabled, Downloadable, Virtual & Stock
This set of check boxes allows you to choose whether your variation is Enabled ( if it will show up on the product page ), downloadable and virtual. Checking the Manage Stock box allows you to input stock details such as the amount of stock there is, etc.
4.8 Regular Price
This field allows you to enter the regular price for your variation. Please just use numbers. Do not use any currency symbols.
4.9 Sale Price & Schedule
This field allows you to set the price of your variation when it is on sale. The Schedule link will give you the opportunity to select when this variation will be on sale.
4.10 Stock Status
This field gives you the ability to set your variation as In Stock, Out of Stock or on Backorder.
Use this field to set the weight of the variation.
Use these set of fields to enter the dimensions of the variation.
4.13 Shipping Class
Use this field to select the shipping class you want to assign to this variation. The default value is Sameas parent, meaning this variation will use the shipping class assigned in the Shipping tab. More on Shipping Classes here
4.14 Tax Class
Use this field to select the tax class for this variation. The default value is Same as parent meaning that the tax class will be the same as the one set in the General tab.
Use this field to briefly describe the variation.
4.16 Save Changes
Make sure to click the Save changes button when you are done setting up your variations.
5. Next Steps
For what to do next, please refer to our Simple Product Guide