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August 13, 2019

Do you wish to know how to increase the WooCommerce product variation limit? We have the answer you seek.

This article will discuss what is involved with changing that default product variation limit for your WooCommerce online store.

Increasing the number of default product variations

WooCommerce website admins often ask themselves, how can they increase the number of default product variations in the configuration settings for their online store? They will need to know how to modify the related woocommerce_ajax_variation_threshold filter.

What is a WooCommerce variable product?

A WooCommerce variable product is a standard product type which allows you to offer a group of variations in a product for your customer, including:

  • The same standard product, but in different sizes.
  • The same standard product, but in different colors.
  • The same standard product, but with different prices.
  • The same standard product, but other variations as needed.

This simply means that a WooCommerce variable product shows a wider array of attributes which your customers can choose from.

Modifying the related filter

In order to modify the related setting, SSH into the server. Then, you can either make a functions.php change or add a code snippet on your site.

The filter can be set in a code snippets plugin; it does not have to be made in the functions.php file of the active theme. Modifying the related woocommerce_ajax_variation_threshold filter is discussed in the following article in more detail:

Change Limit on Number of Variations for Dynamic Variable Product Dropdowns - WooCommerce


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