Variation Swatches for WooCommerce


Variation Swatches for WooCommerce plugin provides a much nicer way to display variations of variable products. This plugin will help you select style for each attribute as color, image or label. With this plugin, you can present product colors, sizes, styles and many things in a better way which is not supported by WooCommerce.
This plugin only adds more options to show product variations with swatches. It doesn’t touch the default drop-down style of WooCommerce.

With a friendly and easy-to-use interface, you can add default color, image or label to each attribute in the attributes management page. It can also helps you pick the right style for quick-add attribute right inside the editing product page.

Features provided with this plugin:

  • Completely integrate with WooCommerce plugin
  • Work on variable product only
  • Create attribute color swatches
  • Create attribute image swatches
  • Create attribute label/text swatches
  • Manage attribute globally
  • Create new attribute swatch in product editing page


  • Variations on frontend
  • Add new attribute
  • Edit Attribute
  • Attribute color
  • Attribute label
  • Attribute image
  • Add new attribute color when edit a product


Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  2. In the search field type “Variation Swatches for WooCommerce” and click Search Plugins.
  3. Once you’ve found it, you can install it by simply clicking Install Now button.

Manual Installation

  1. Download the Variation Swatches for WooCommerce plugin to your desktop.
  2. Extract the plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. Read through the “readme” file thoroughly to ensure you follow the installation instructions.
  4. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  5. Go to Plugins screen and find the “Variation Swatches for WooCommerce” in the list.
  6. Click Activate to activate it.

Config attributes

Even this plugin has been installed and activated on your site, variable products will still show dropdowns if you’ve not configured product attributes.

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Products menu and click Attributes.
  2. Click to attribute name to edit an exists attribute or in the Add New Attribute form you will see the default Type selector.
  3. Click to that Type selector to change attribute’s type. Besides default options Select and Text, there are more 3 options Color, Image, Label to choose.
  4. Select the suitable type for your attribute and click Save Change/Add attribute
  5. Go back to manage attributes screen. Click the cog icon on the right side of attribute to start editing terms.
  6. Start adding new terms or editing exists terms. There is will be a new option at the end of form that let you choose the color, upload image or type the label for those terms.


Will this plugin work with my theme?

Yes, it will work with any theme, but may require some styling to make it match nicely.


སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཞི་པ། 6, 2021
Thank you! Very easy to style via CSS 🙂
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཉིས་པ། 6, 2020
Plugin works in a great way with variable products
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཉིས་པ། 3, 2020
Nothing is displayed in Product Page. Author website is dead. I use the latest version on WordPress. Wordpress say that this plugin is not tested. But looks good.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བདུན་པ། 10, 2020
Works great. So far faced no issues.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་ལྔ་པ། 7, 2020
This plugin creates so much spam and shameless self-plugs everywhere in the backend that you want to delete it ASAP as an admin. The bright orange color of the product swatch tab goes against any design guideline. Spammy product.
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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Compatible with latest wordpress.


  • Fix – The issue of numeric attributes are not selectable.
  • Fix – Display custom column content incorrectly in admin area.


  • Fix – Sometimes can’t select attributes.


  • Enhancement – Disable invalid swatches base on select ones.
  • Fix – Can’t deactivate plugin without WooCommerce installed.


  • Tweak – Update CSS for active state of swatches, remove the box shadow.
  • Fix – Tooltip is not showed on image swatches.


  • New – Add a notice in admin area to restore attribute types after re-activating the plugin.
  • Tweak – Rename the tooltip CSS class following WooCommerce standard.
  • Tweak – Remove opacity from swatches.
  • Security – Using $wpdb->prepare to get attribute data.


  • Add tooltip


  • Fix the issue of product attributes are not saved.
  • Restore attribute type to “Select” if the plugin is deactivated.


  • Fix the issue of adding attributes in the “Attributes” tab


  • Support WooCommerce 3.0


  • Add “swatches-support” class to the variations form


  • Initial release.