This article explains the complete setup and configuration of the plugin Related Products for WooCommerce which you can use to display custom related products in your store by disabling the default related products section.
Overview of the Plugin
Related products for WooCommerce plugin allows you to set up custom related products to be displayed on the product page. Using the plugin you can do the following.
- Disable the default related products section in WooCommerce
- Associate products of your choice along with the chosen products in your store
- Associate products by category, tags, and other products
- Enable related products slider
- Use the shortcode for related products like
- For guidance on importing related products, you can refer to the article Import related products
Installation of the Plugin
You can install the plugin either from the WordPress plugin directory or as a zip downloaded from the WordPress.org website. You can learn more about the installation procedure by reading the article How to Install a Free Plugin from WordPress.
Getting Started with the Plugin
To get started with the plugin you can navigate to WooCommerce > Related products.
Custom Related Products Settings
Following is the dashboard of the Related Products Plugin.
Note: You need to disable the default related products option for the custom selected related products to be reflected on the product page.
Disable WooCommerce Default Related Products – You can select the checkbox to disable the WooCommerce default related products feature.
Disable Custom Related Products – Select the checkbox to disable custom related products configured by the plugin.
Number of Products to Display – Enter the number of related products you wish to display per product.
Enable Slider – Enable related products slider by selecting the checkbox.
Setting up Custom Related Products for Selected Products in your Store
Follow the below steps to associate related products with any product in your store.
Step 1: Choose the product in your store that you wish to associate related products with
Go to the Edit Product page of the chosen product.
In the example, the product ‘Sticky Notes’ is chosen for adding related products.
Step 2: Open the Linked Products tab on the product data section.
Choose the products you wish to associate as related products and click the Update button.
Now on the product details page of the product ‘Sticky notes’, the two chosen products will be displayed under the title Related Products as shown below.
Add Related Products by Category
This section allows you to learn how you can add related products category wise. When you associate a category with a product, all the products in the category will be displayed as related products (for the chosen product).
In the below example, ‘Notepad’ is chosen as the category.
Now all the products under the category ‘Notepad’ will be listed as related products on the product page of the product ‘Sticky note’.
Add Related Products by Tags
Here you can learn how to add related products by tags. You can enter or choose from the existing tags in your store and the products associated with the tag will be displayed as related products on the product page of the chosen product.
Following is a screenshot of related products by tags.