The eStore browse products by category addon can be useful for users who have a lot of products and categories and want their visitors to be able to browse their products by categories.
The eStore Browse Products by Category Addon is FREE for all customers who purchased WP eStore plugin from us.
Download the Addon
You can download this addon from the addon download area of our customer only support forum.
Installing the Addon
You can install this addon the same way you install any WordPress plugin:
- Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
- Click the upload tab
- Browse for the plugin file (eStore-browse-products-by-category.zip)
- Click Install Now and then activate the plugin
Using the eStore Browse Products by Category Addon
After you install this addon using the above instruction do the following:
Step 1) Install the Extra eStore Shortocodes addon (if you haven’t done so already). The extra eStore shortcodes addon has a few nice functions that this addon utilizes.
Step 2) Create a WordPress page where you want to list your products by category.
Step 3) Enter the following shortcode in this page:
Now your visitors can go to this page and browse your products by categories and add products to the shopping cart. The following screenshot shows an example of how the categories will be listed:
Fancy Display Template for the Product Listing
By default, the products are listed using the fancy 1 display template (when someone clicks on “Browse Products” link of a category). If you want to use a different template, then you can use the “product_listing_style” parameter in the shortcode to specify the template number.
Example shortcode usage below:
It will use fancy 14 display template to show the product listing when someone clicks on “Browse Products” link of a category.
Please note that some of these free eStore addons are developed by our users in the community. So they do not have any advanced customization option. The description above explains exactly what this addon does.