A variable product in Woocommerce is one that has options or variations associated with it. Common examples are size or colour. Rather than listing each variation as a separate product, you can create one variable product that has all these different options associated with it.
The process of creating a variable product is almost identical to a simple product, except for the product type setting and configuring the variations.
The list of products will look like the example below. You may notice, there is an “Add New” link in the products menu. You can click this to skip going to the product list page.
You will see the “Add New” button at the top of the screen beside the “Products” heading. Click it to open the new product page, or click “Add New” in the products menu.
From here, you can perform all the functions required to add your products, including:
- Add the title
- Add the description
- Set the product type
- Set the tax status and class
- Manage product inventory
- Set product weight and dimensions
- Define upsells and cross-sells
- Specify product attributes and variations
- Manage product variations including images
- Enable or disable product reviews
- Set a short product description
- Set product categories
- Set product tags
- Set the primary product image
- Set additional product gallery images
Once your new product has been saved, you will see the text “Product updated. View Product” appear at the top of the screen.
This confirms your product has been saved. If there is any error saving, it will also appear here.
If you would like to check the live appearance, click the “View Product” link to go to the public-facing product page.