Composite Products

Composite Products can be used to create product kits and complex products by grouping existing simple or variable products.

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The Composite product type has been designed with a strong focus on kitting applications. The extension:

  • Allows you to create product kits that consist of multiple configurable components.
  • Makes it possible to introduce dependencies between component options.
  • Gives you the ability to create multiple configuration paths by conditionally hiding entire components.
  • Allows you to apply discounts to specific components.
  • Supports configurable component quantities.
  • Offers multiple options for customizing the configuration flow, layout and appearance of your composite products.
  • Handles complex pricing and shipping requirements with ease.

This makes Composite Products a great alternative to the Variable product type for creating configurable products and complex product kits in applications with complex pricing, shipping and inventory management requirements.

Additionally, the Composite type is designed with scalability in mind. For an optimal customer experience in a wide range of kitting applications, the appearance of Composite products in the front-end is highly customizable. For large-scale kitting applications, the extension supports a step-by-step configuration process and a paginated, sortable and filterable view of component options, which can be enabled and fine-tuned for specific components with a large number of options.

If the product kit that you want to build does not consist of configurable components, then consider using the Product Bundles extension.
Important: The extension requires WooCommerce 2.4.0+.

Documentation Contents ↑ Back to top

Looking to customize Composite Products? You will find a growing collection of plugins and snippets in the Tips, Tricks & Snippets section!

Troubleshooting ↑ Back to top

Found an issue while using WooCommerce Composite Products?

  1. Ensure you have the latest versions of all extensions and themes. Go to WooCommerce > System Status and review the plugin versions and important information that may require attention.
  2. Rule out a plugin conflict: Turn off all plugins except for WooCommerce and WooCommerce Composite Products. If the issue is resolved, find the plugin that triggers it by re-activating plugins one by one.
  3. Rule out a theme conflict. Activate Storefront, or a default WordPress theme such as Twenty Fourteen and check if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t, please contact your theme author(s).
  4. Read the most Frequently Asked Questions.
  5. Use the WooCommerce Self Service Guide.

If unable to resolve the issue yourself, open a ticket at the Help Desk and include a clear issue description along with your System Report, found at WooCommerce > System Status > Get System Report.

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