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WooCommerce Sorting

Overview #

Online buyers prefer the convenience of searching/finding (what they want to buy) over everything. If they cannot find the product, they will not waste a lot of time, but look for other options (e.g., going to your rival store).

Such cutting-throat competition among online stores demands you to enable an upgraded “searchability” and an easy way of “navigation” throughout the store.

The WooCommerce Sorting Plugin gives you the solution for both.

It lets store owners enable a sorting dropdown with various methods of sortings enlisted for your customers. For better readability of dropdown options, you have the privilege of setting customized labels for your sorting options. 

As per the preference, customers can sort the store products and find what they are looking for. WooCommerce Sorting Plugin allows you to add the following sorting options –

  • Menu order
  • Product Popularity
  • Product Rating
  • Product Publishing date 
  • Product Price (Ascending or Descending)
  • Product Title (Ascending or Descending)
  • Product SKU (Ascending or Descending)
  • Product Stock Quantity (Ascending or Descending)

Besides the above, you can also remove WooCommerce Sorting totally from your products and display them randomly in your shop if you prefer.

How to Install the WooCommerce Sorting Plugin with Booster? #

The plugin is useful for enabling your buyers to find the most suitable products for purchase, so installing it on your WooCommerce store is definitely a good idea. To do so, follow the steps enlisted below:

  • Install the Booster for WooCommerce Plugin on your online store using the WordPress admin dashboard. For this, download it from this link, go to Plugins > Add New, upload the zipped file, and activate Booster in the end.
  • Go to WooCommerce > Settings page and click on the Booster tab.
  • Click on the PRODUCTS link to open the list of modules in this category.
  • Click on the Sorting link to open settings of the WooCommerce Sorting Plugin.
  • Go to the Sorting Module Options on this page and click on the Enable Module checkbox for the Sorting option in this section.
  • Click on the Save Settings button.

How to Add a Custom Sorting Section to your WooCommerce Shop Pages? #

To enable custom sorting on your category pages, search results, and archive pages using the WooCommerce Sorting plugin, you must select Enable Section as value for the Add More Sorting option in the Add Custom Sorting section. This option can be found on the WooCommerce > Settings > Booster > PRODUCTS > Sorting page.

The plugin will let you add 3 more sorting filters through it, namely – Product Name, SKU, Stock Quantity. 

Next, in the Rearrange Sorting section, you can select the order where each of these options should appear in your sorting options’ dropdown.

Details on the 3 custom sorting options are given in detail below:

Sorting by name #

Set a label for sorting in ascending order and another label for sorting in descending order.  

Sorting by SKU #

Sort your products in your shop pages by product SKU in ascending order and descending order. Use the respective fields for specifying the sorting criteria labels here.

Note: By Default, Product SKU is treated and sorted as text. To treat it as numbers, select the checkbox below input fields.

Sorting by Stock Quantity #

If you want to sort your products according to their quantity in your inventory, use this custom sorting criterion. Buyers can sort their products in an ascending or descending order using this option. 

Set a label for both options so that they could understand the purpose of each of these options.

Frontend Preview: Online Store with Custom Sorting Options in WooCommerce

How to Rearrange Sorting in WooCommerce (Custom and Default)? #

By default, the sorting criteria list will appear in the following order on your shop pages:

Sorting Criteria CodeDescription
menu_orderDefault sorting
popularitySort by product popularity
ratingSort by product rating 
dateSort by product publishing date
priceSort by product price
price-descSort by product price in descending order
title_ascSort by product title
title_descSort by product title in descending order
sku_ascSort by product title (as text or numbers, depending upon your selection in plugin settings)
sku_descSort by product title in descending order (as text or numbers, depending upon your selection in plugin settings)
stock_quantity_ascSort by product quantity in stock in ascending order
stock_quantity_descSort by product quantity in stock in descending order

To enable changing the sorting order as you want, select Enable Section checkbox for Rearrange Sorting option in the Rearrange Sorting section.

Change the order of sorting criteria present in the Rearrange Sorting field.

Output 1: Deleting Values won’t remove Sorting Options from your Store.

Note that if you will remove any, few, or all sorting criteria from the list, they will be appended at the end of your list, following the default sorting order.

Output 2: Changing the Sorting order

On changing the sorting order, you will see the sorting options arrange in your specified manner in your shop.

How to Hide Default WooCommerce Sorting Option or Changing its label?  #

See if you need to do the following(s): 

  • Change the label of default sorting options
  • Hide any of the default sorting options

If you want to, then scroll down to the Default WooCommerce Sorting section and select the Enable Section checkbox for the Default Sorting Options.

Now, you can do a lot of things with your default sorting options, such as:

Change the Label for “Default Sorting” in WooCommerce #

You just need to edit the text in the Default Sorting input field to change this label.

Change the Label for “Sort by Popularity” or Hide this option #

  • Edit the label of the Sort by Popularity input field if required
  • Select the Remove “Sort by Popularity” checkbox to hide this option in your shop

Hide the “Sort by average rating” option or Change its Label #

  • Change the label of the Sort by Average Rating input field if needed
  • Click on the Remove “Sort by average rating” checkbox to select it and hide this sorting criterion for your buyers

Change the Label for “Sort by Newness” or Hide this option #

  • Enter the edited label for the Sort by Newness criteria in the input field
  • Tick the Remove “Sort by Newness” checkbox to hide it

Change the Label for “Sort by Price” (Ascending) or Hide this option #

  • Change the label of the Sort by Price: Low to High input field if needed
  • Click on the Remove “Sort by Price: Low to High” checkbox to select it and hide this sorting criteria for your buyers

Change the Label for “Sort by Price” (Descending) or Hide this option #

  • Change the label of the Sort by Price: High to Low input field if needed
  • Click on the Remove “Sort by Price: High to Low” checkbox to select it and hide this sorting criteria for your buyers

Remove Default and Custom Sorting Options from your WooCommerce Shop #

Select the value as Remove all sorting (including WooCommerce default) from shop’s frontend option in the Remove All Sorting section. It will hide the dropdown list with sorting options in it, be it a default sorting option or a custom sorting option.

Store Preview: Sorting Dropdown Disabled

Restore Default WooCommerce Sorting #

If you want to override the theme’s sorting dropdown options with WooCommerce’s default sorting options, select the Restore checkbox and select the Theme, for which, you want to enable WooCommerce sorting.

Reset Plugin Settings for the WooCommerce Sorting Plugin in Booster #

If you want to restore the WooCommerce sorting plugin’s default settings instead of your current configuration, you can reset settings in one click. Click on the Reset Settings button.

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