How to Sort WooCommerce Products (+ Video Tutorial)

Are you wondering how to manually sort WooCommerce products?

Over the past few years I have helped quite a few entrepreneurs get their online shops set up and a question that I get asked a lot is how do I rearrange the products in my WooCommerce store?

There are a number of reasons why you might want to rearrange the products in your shop.

Maybe you want the higher profit items to appear at the top of the page.

Or maybe you’ve got some products that you need to get sold right away.

In this WordPress tutorial you will learn how easy it is to manually sort the order of your products in woocommerce.

How to Manually Sort Products in WooCommerce

From your WordPress dashboard, go to APPEARANCE > CUSTOMIZE to open up the WordPress customizer. 

Scroll down to WOOCOMMERCE and click on PRODUCT CATALOG.

Here you can choose from a number of different sorting options:

  • Default sorting (custom ordering + name)  – enable it to sort products by name, or apply a custom order.
  • Popularity – choose this option if you want products to be sorted from most popular to the least popular ones.
  • Average rating – set the sorting which will depend upon the average rating of products.
  • Sort by most recent – sort so that most recently added products will be shown first.
  • Sort by price – enables product order by price (choose from ascending or descending).

For the Default Product Sorting option, make sure this is set to DEFAULT SORTING (CUSTOM ORDERING + NAME)

product-sorting

STEP 1: Set Default Product Sorting in Customizer

Click on PUBLISH to save your changes.

STEP 2: Go to Products – All Products and click on sorting

Let’s head back to our WordPress dashboard and go to PRODUCTS > ALL PRODUCTS.

Here you will see a list of all of your WooCommerce products that you are able to filter on this page by CATEGORY, PRODUCT TYPE, as well as STOCK STATUS. 

In order to manually sort our products, click SORTING from the top product menu.

sorting

Now you can click on any product and simply drag and drop it wherever you would like on the page..

Note that you don’t have to save anything, WordPress will autosave for you as you go.

QUICK TIP: 

By default, WordPress only shows 20 products on one page in the Admin dashboard. You can easily change this by clicking on the “Screen Options” tab at the top right corner of the page just below your screen name.

Here you can change the limit from 20 to something else like 50 or 100 so that you will now be able to see more of your products per page. I have found this super helpful when trying to sort a large number of products. 

Now let’s take a look at our WooCommerce shop and see how our manually sorted products look.

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