Force Sells

The Force Sells extension allows you to link products that are added to the cart together. This is useful for combining a service or required product with another.

For example, if you are selling mobile phone glass repair as a service, you can link a new glass display as a forced sell product.

Installation ↑ Back to top

  1. Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce account.
  2. Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New and Upload Plugin with the file you downloaded with Choose File.
  3. Install Now and Activate the extension.

More information at: Installing and Managing Plugins.

Setup and configuration ↑ Back to top

Force Sells are configured within the Product Data > Linked Products area of the Edit product screen:

From the Linked Products tab, you can add either a Force Sells or a Synced Force Sells:

You can add a product to each by typing the name of the product you want to see added to the cart:

Different Force Sell modes ↑ Back to top

There are two different modes for forced sells:

  • Force Sells
  • Synced Force Sells

Both types of force sells can be used when creating a new product or editing an existing one, and selecting the Linked Products tab in the Product Data meta box.

Force Sells (standard) ↑ Back to top

Normal force-sell products are added to the cart along with the main product in the same quantity as the main product.

Added force-sell products can be removed and the quantity changed in cart by the customer.

normal forcesell

Synced Force Sells ↑ Back to top

Synced force-sell products work the same way as normal force sells. The difference is that customers can’t remove a synced force-sell from the cart or change the quantity. If the main product is removed, the synced force-sell products are removed.

synced forcesell

Additional, the is the same for quantity. If the quantity of the main product is changed, the quantity for all synced force-sell products will change.

synced forcesells number

Troubleshooting ↑ Back to top

Grouped Products ↑ Back to top

Although Force Sells and Synced Force Sells will show for Grouped Products, the functionality will not work as expected. Adding a parent product and its’ force sells to a grouped product results in only the parent product adding to the cart from the grouped product page.

Only force sell one product ↑ Back to top

Note: This is a Developer level doc. If you are unfamiliar with code/templates and resolving potential conflicts, select a WooExpert or Developer for assistance. We are unable to provide support for customizations under our Support Policy.

If you want to use WooCommerce Force Sells to add only one force-sold item per product, use the following snippet in your theme’s functions.php file:

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