Related Categories for WooCommerce

Description

Related Categories for WooCommerce plugin lets you add «Related categories» section (similar to the standard «Related products» section) to the single product and/or shop (i.e. archives) pages in WooCommerce.

✅ Main Features

  • Automatically add «related categories» section to the single product pages and/or to shop pages.
  • Set categories limit (i.e. number of categories).
  • Set number of columns.
  • Sort categories by name, ID, random, count, etc.
  • Automatically relate categories by siblings, parents, children, etc.
  • Set position for the «related categories» section.
  • Customize templates, e.g. set header, footer and item HTML templates.
  • Optionally display related categories with a widget and/or with a shortcode.
  • And more…

🏆 Premium Version

With Related Categories for WooCommerce Pro you can manually relate categories on:

  • per product basis,
  • per product category basis,
  • per product tag basis, and/or
  • per product custom taxonomy (e.g. product brands) basis.

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Installation

  1. Upload the entire plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the «Plugins» menu in WordPress.
  3. Start by visiting plugin settings at «WooCommerce > Settings > Related Categories».

FAQ

Does your plugin support multi-language?

Yes, for WPML and Polylang translations, you can use our [alg_wc_related_categories_translate] shortcode directly in Templates.

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

“Related Categories for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.9.6 – 26/09/2023

  • WC tested up to: 8.1.
  • Tested up to: 6.3.
  • Update plugin logo, banner.

1.9.5 – 02/07/2023

  • Dev – «High-Performance Order Storage (HPOS)» compatibility.

1.9.4 – 18/06/2023

  • WC tested up to: 7.8.
  • Tested up to: 6.2.

1.9.3 – 14/11/2022

  • WC tested up to: 7.1.
  • Tested up to: 6.1.
  • Readme.txt updated.
  • Deploy script added.

1.9.2 – 13/04/2022

  • Dev – Single – Position Options – «Before single product» and «After single product» positions added.
  • Tested up to: 5.9.
  • WC tested up to: 6.4.

1.9.1 – 15/11/2021

  • Dev – Developers – alg_wc_related_categories_single_product_category_ids filter added.
  • Dev – Settings – Descriptions updated.
  • WC tested up to: 5.9.

1.9.0 – 22/09/2021

  • Fix – Possible PHP parse error fixed.
  • Dev – All admin settings input is properly sanitized now.
  • Dev – Plugin is initialized on the plugins_loaded action now.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • WC tested up to: 5.7.
  • Tested up to: 5.8.

1.8.1 – 06/05/2021

  • Fix – Template Options – Template type – Custom – «Hide empty» option fixed.
  • WC tested up to: 5.2.

1.8.0 – 16/03/2021

  • Fix – Frontend – output_related_categories_single()global $product removed.
  • Dev – Advanced – «Transients» options added.
  • Dev – Archives – Relate Options – Current – «Always show first» option added.
  • Dev – Archives – Template Options – Template type: Custom – %is_active% placeholder added.
  • Dev – Archives – Advanced – «Visibility» option added. Same option added to the «Related Categories: Archives» widget settings as well.
  • Dev – Widget – ‹Override «Relate Options» in widget settings› option added.
  • Dev – Widget – Template Options – Default values updated.
  • Dev – Widget – Settings restyled (section titles added).
  • Dev – Settings – Relate Options – Section split into «Relate Options» and «Relate Manually».
  • Dev – Settings – Descriptions updated.
  • Dev – Settings – alg_wc_related_categories_after_save_settings action added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • WC tested up to: 5.1.
  • Tested up to: 5.7.

1.7.0 – 17/01/2021

  • Fix – Image Options – Image size – Was applied only if the «Placeholder image» option was not empty. This is fixed now.
  • Fix – Loading «per product» and «per category» settings only if section («Single» or «Archives») is enabled.
  • Dev – Relate Options – «Per tag» option added.
  • Dev – Relate Options – «Per custom taxonomy» option added.
  • Dev – Position Options – «Widget» option added.
  • Dev – Template Options – «Template type», «Template type: Custom» and «Template type: Custom: Glue» options added.
  • Dev – Image Options – «Remove image» option added.
  • Dev – Shortcodes – Atts are now customizable in [alg_wc_related_categories_single] and [alg_wc_related_categories_loop] shortcodes.
  • Dev – Localization – load_plugin_textdomain() moved to the init action.
  • Dev – Admin settings descriptions updated.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – Developers – alg_wc_related_categories_single and alg_wc_related_categories_loop filters added.
  • WC tested up to: 4.9.

1.6.0 – 17/12/2020

  • Dev – Advanced – «Multi-language» options added.
  • Dev – Settings – Order by – Description updated.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – Free plugin version released.

1.5.0 – 14/12/2020

  • Dev – General Options – Order by – «Count» option added.
  • Dev – Image Options – «Image size» option added.
  • Dev – Image Options – «Placeholder image» option added.
  • Tested up to: 5.6.
  • WC tested up to: 4.8.

1.4.0 – 17/04/2020

  • Fix – Settings – Per product – Bug (when empty «Categories» value is not being saved) fixed.
  • Dev – Relate Options – Siblings – «Include grandparents» option added (defaults to yes).
  • Dev – Relate Options – Siblings – «Include top-level» option added (defaults to no).
  • Dev – Relate Options – Siblings – «Include grandchildren» option added (defaults to yes).
  • Dev – Relate Options – Children – «Include grandchildren» option added (defaults to yes).
  • Dev – Relate Options – Parents – «Include grandparents» option added (defaults to yes).
  • Dev – Single – Advanced Options – ‹Hide «Related products»‹ option added.
  • Dev – Settings – Restyled (show_if_checked properties added).
  • Dev – Settings – «Reset settings» notice updated.
  • Dev – Admin action link description updated.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Requires at least: 4.7.
  • WC tested up to: 4.0.
  • Tested up to: 5.4.

1.3.3 – 19/02/2020

  • Dev – get_related_categories_single() – Additional $product safe checks added (produced log errors on some servers).

1.3.2 – 31/01/2020

  • Fix – Relate Options – Siblings – Current category removed.
  • Dev – [alg_wc_related_categories_single] and [alg_wc_related_categories_loop] shortcodes added (and «Disable» option added to «Position» in both single and archives settings).
  • Dev – Admin settings descriptions updated.

1.3.1 – 30/01/2020

  • Dev – Archives – Position – «Before main content» and «After main content» positions added.

1.3.0 – 22/01/2020

  • Dev – «Archives» options section added.
  • Dev – «General» options section renamed to «Single».
  • Dev – «Plugin enabled» option removed.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • WC tested up to: 3.9.

1.2.0 – 21/01/2020

  • Dev – Relate Options – «Per category» option added.
  • Dev – Relate Options – Per product – «Override» option added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.

1.1.0 – 03/01/2020

  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – Admin settings descriptions updated.
  • WC tested up to: 3.8.
  • Tested up to: 5.3.

1.0.0 – 13/05/2019

  • Initial Release.