Recommend “Trending” Products

This guide shows you how to add a Trending block of product recommendations to your store’s Shop page. The recommendations will include products that have been popular in the last 30 days.

Offer Trending product recommendations on your Shop page to increase customer engagement.
Recommend “Trending” Products.

Plugins/Extensions Used ↑ Back to top

Configuration ↑ Back to top

Create a “Trending” Engine ↑ Back to top

  1. Create an Engine
    • Go to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Engines and click Create new.
    • Under Title, enter “Trending”.
    • Choose the Generic Engine Type.
  2. Add Filters
    • Locate the Filters section in the Engine Configuration panel.
    • Add a Created Filter.
    • In the first dropdown, select in.
    • In the second one, select last 3 months to recommend products created in the last 3 months.
  3. Add Amplifiers
    • Go to the Amplifiers section.
    • Add a Popularity Amplifier to recommend popular products first.
    • In the first dropdown, select high to low.
    • In the next one, choose a time interval, for example last 30 days.
  4. Save the Engine

    Click the Create button to save the Engine you just configured.

    Creating the “Trending” Engine.

Deploy the “Trending” Engine ↑ Back to top

  1. Deploy the Engine

    Click Deploy now in the message that appears after saving the Engine. Altenatively:

    • Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations.
    • Search for and select the “Trending” Engine.
    • Click the Deploy button.
  2. Configure Display Settings
    • In the Title field, enter “Trending”. This will be displayed above the recommended products.
    • Select a number of Product columns and Product rows for the product recommendations. Use the default settings to display a single row of 4 products.
  3. Choose Location

    Select the Location where you’d like the recommendations to appear. To display the recommendations at the top of the shop page, choose Shop > Before Products.

    Deploying the “Trending” Engine.
  4. Finalize the Deployment

    Click Deploy to deploy this Engine to the specified Location.

Result ↑ Back to top

Making Changes ↑ Back to top

To edit the configuration of the “Trending” Engine:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Engines.
  2. Locate and Edit the “Trending” Engine.
  3. Update the Engine to save your changes.
Important: Once an Engine has been saved, it is no longer possible to change its Engine Type.

To edit the Display Settings, Location, or Visibility Conditions of the “Trending” Engine deployment:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations.
  2. Go to the Product Archive section.
  3. Click the Before Products tab.
  4. Expand the “Trending” Engine deployment and make changes as needed.
  5. Save your changes.

If you have only deployed a few Engines on your site, you may find it easier to locate and edit the “Trending” Engine deployment by navigating to WooCommerce > Recommendations > Locations > Overview.

Editing the “Trending” Engine.
Editing the “Trending” Engine deployment.

Notes ↑ Back to top

The “Trending” Engine will generate product recommendations only if at least one order exists within the timeframe you specified when configuring the Popularity Amplifier.

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