It is a powerful alternative system for categories in WooCommerce that gives you more flexibility over default taxonomies. With the use of this extension you can create as many brands as possible, can also create sub-brands, and then list all of them the way you want. An example is if you have a lifestyle store and you want categories of products like shirts, t-shirts which are further classified as per sizes and brands. Categories alone will not be sufficient to describe them the whole store. But with a combination of categories and WooCommerce Brands, you can classify most of the complicated stories.
WooCommerce Brands Extension comes with many shortcodes to give you the capability to list brands in a unique way. All brands can also be assigned specific images which can also be called in shortcodes. WooCommerce default category has some restrictions and to mess around how they appear on your archives page needs technical knowledge and experience.
WooCommerce Brands is packed with shortcodes and widget
Alternatively, you can use the brand’s extension and then use shortcodes to display them on various pages. This utility is mainly useful to forbid stores selling multiple brand items and categories are not enough to describe them better. You can also combine categories with Brands and create your unique navigation for your store which is simple.
WooCommerce Brands Extension also comes with a navigation widget which is aÂ bonus. So you can always include the list of your brands in the sidebar, footer, or widget sized area of your website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this plugin compatible with other WooCommerce extensions?
Yes! This plugin is a very simple and clean extension. Hence you can use almost all kinds of other plugins. Basically, it creates custom categories called Brands and gives you the flexibility to select different categories and brands together. It will also give you brand pages like category pages and hence you can display all your products in a brand similar to categories display.
How is it different than WooCommerce product categories?
The functionality of the plugin is similar to product categories. But it will add a separate Brand menu and brand box on the product editor dashboard. So along with categories, you can select brands as well. Another advantage of using brands is that you have now a different mechanism to filter your product. Hence your customers will reach to desired product faster and with just a few clicks.
What are the different shortcodes included with the plugin?
WooCommerce Brands is packed with many useful plugins. Below is a basic list of shortcodes you can use
- A-Z Brands display shortcode.
- Product display shortcode with alignment, number per row array.
- Display Brand image shortcode.
- Product brand thumbnail.
Key Features at a glance
- Create a separate tagging system/ category system for your product.
- Give brand thumbnail, description, and SEO features.
- An exactly similar interface as categories.
- Easy to use shortcodes for a list of brands, product lists, etc.
- Display thumbnails of a brand using a shortcode and take advantage of brand reputation.
- Dedicated sidebar widget and layered navigation widget.