How to Display Products in a Category on the WooCommerce Shop Page

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Depending on the number of products your clients have in their shop, it may be advantageous for them to display the products in a category or subcategory on the shop or catalog page on their WooCommerce store.

Make Your WooCommerce Category Products Stand Out

The WooCommerce Nested Category Layout extension organizes the products in categories on specific pages of your WooCommerce store.

The settings are under the WooCommerce Settings > Products > General. It’s simple and has two options.

  1. How many products.
  2. Whether you want to show sub-categories of a category.

As you can see here, I have a sub-category for microphones, so I will toggle that:

The Shop Page

If we look at the default shop page, this is what we will see:

If the plugin is activated, now the shop page is more organized by categories.

Category Pages

When someone views a category page, they get all the products assigned to that category, as well as the products for the sub-category. In this instance, you can see that microphone accessories are intermingled with the microphones.

With the extension and the microphone setting toggled, we get the microphones and accessories separated.

You can learn more about the WooCommerce Nested Category Layout extension here.

Reordering the Display of Categories

You can reorder the display of the categories on the shop page by going into your product categories and dragging-and-dropping them in the order you want.

If you are looking for a way to add a bit more organization to the shop and category page, I suggest you check out the WooCommerce Nested Category Layout extension.

Removing Shop Page Sorting

If for any reason you would like to remove an option in your sorting filter easily on the shop page, check out this free plugin.

More Shop Page Customizations

There may be some other customizations you might be looking for on the shop page. You can learn how easy it is to create both custom product and shop pages on your WooCommerce site without having to code.

Offer a Downloadable PDF of the Shop Page

Some people prefer a pdf, something they can share or pass along to someone else. And as much as we may think it’s old-school, some people actually prefer to print a document out. You may have discovered that your clients customers prefer the option of downloading a pdf of a product, or products listed on an archive page they are looking at. The reasons do not matter. It’s more important that they be given the option if it makes sense to do so.


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