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Installation & basic setup

WooCommerce Product Table provides an easy way to list your products in a searchable and sortable data table. Under the hood it uses the jQuery DataTables plugin to provide the searching and sorting features, as well as pagination and responsive layouts for smaller screens.

1. Install the plugin

Install WooCommerce Product Table

Once you have purchased WooCommerce Product Table you can download the plugin files and copy your license key directly from the Order Confirmation page. You should also receive a confirmation email (in addition to your PayPal receipt) which contains your license key and a download link to the plugin. If you don’t receive this email, please get in touch with us.

  1. Download the plugin.
    Go to your WordPress admin, then go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin.
  2. Click ‘Choose File’, select the “woocommerce-product-table.zip” file you just downloaded and click ‘Install’.
  3. Once uploaded, click ‘Activate’.

2. Enter your license key

Activate WooCommerce Product Table License Key

Once you have activated the plugin:

  1. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Product Tables and enter your license key. You can get this from the Order Confirmation page and the email confirmation that was sent to you after purchase.
  2. Click Save Changes to validate and store your license key.

If you get an error saving your license key, please try a second time. If the error persists, please search for your error above or view our troubleshooting section.

3. Choose your default settings

The plugin settings page (WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Product Tables) includes a range of options for setting the defaults in your product tables. These will apply to all the product tables that you create.

For detailed information on each option, please see our separate article about the Product Table Settings Page.

4. Create a product table

Product Table Toolbar Button IconTo create a product table, go to any page or post and click the ‘Insert Product Table’ toolbar button. This will insert a [product_table] shortcode.

You can create as many product tables as you like. You can also use the [product_table] shortcode to add product tables to other areas of your website (e.g. text widgets).

Each product table will inherit the defaults from the plugin settings page. You can override these by setting the shortcode options in each individual product table – for example, to create different tables listing products from different categories

To continue configuring your product tables, please see the complete list of shortcode options.

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