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Related Products Manager for WooCommerce

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Manage related products in WooCommerce, beautifully.

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Related Products Manager for WooCommerce plugin lets you change displayed WooCommerce related products number, columns, order; relate by tag, category, product attribute or manually on per product basis. Hide related products completely. Change related products title and/or position.

You may need to clear all products transients to immediately see results on frontend after changing plugin’s settings. Alternatively you can just update each product individually to clear its transients.

General Options

Plugin settings are located in “WooCommerce > Settings > Related Products Manager”.

Related Products Manager for WooCommerce - Admin Settings - General

Related products number
Total number of the displayed related products.
Default: 3
Related products columns
Number of columns.
Default: 3


Related Products Manager for WooCommerce - Admin Settings - Order

Order by
Possible values: Random; Date; Title; ID; Modified; Menu order; Price.
Default: Random
Ignored if order by “Random” is selected in “Order by”. Possible values: Ascending; Descending.
Default: Descending


Related Products Manager for WooCommerce - Relate

Relate by category
Relate by current product’s category.
Default: yes
Relate by tag
Relate by current product’s tag.
Default: yes
Relate by product attribute
Relate by current product’s attribute.
Default: no
Attribute type
If using “Global attribute” enter attribute’s slug in “Attribute name” Possible values: Global attribute; Local attribute.
Default: Global Attribute
Attribute name
Required. E.g.: color.
Default: None
Attribute value
Optional. Leave empty to use automatically extracted attribute value of the current product, otherwise set e.g.: Red.
Default: None
Relate manually
This will add metabox to each product’s edit page. You will be able to select related products, product categories and/or tags manually for each product individually. This way you can relate current product to different (from current product’s) categories or tags. There is also an option to remove related products on per product basis.
Default: no

Related Products Manager for WooCommerce - Product Meta Box

Relate manually: Select box type
Sets type of select box when relating products manually on product’s admin edit page. Default Chosen select option screenshot is shown above. Standard option screenshot is shown below. Possible values: Chosen select; Standard.
Default: Chosen select

Related Products Manager for WooCommerce - Product Meta Box - Standard

Override categories and tags
If enabled will override relation by categories and tags when relating manually or by product attribute.
Default: yes
WPML: Use default product ID
If enabled will use default WPML product ID when relating manually.
Default: no


Related Products Manager for WooCommerce - Hide

Hide related products
Hides related products globally (i.e. for all products).
Default: no


Related Products Manager for WooCommerce - Position

Change related products position
Enables/disables plugin’s “Position” section.
Default: no
Possible values: Before single product; Before single product summary; Inside single product summary; After single product summary; After single product.
Default: After single product summary
Position priority
Used to move related products inside the “Position”.
Default: 20
Default priorities

Before single product:
wc_print_notices 10
Before single product summary:
woocommerce_show_product_sale_flash 10
woocommerce_show_product_images 20
Inside single product summary:
woocommerce_template_single_title 5
woocommerce_template_single_rating 10
woocommerce_template_single_price 10
woocommerce_template_single_excerpt 20
woocommerce_template_single_add_to_cart 30
woocommerce_template_single_meta 40
woocommerce_template_single_sharing 50
After single product summary:
woocommerce_output_product_data_tabs 10
woocommerce_upsell_display 15
woocommerce_output_related_products 20


Related Products Manager for WooCommerce - Title

Change related products title
Enables/disables plugin’s “Title” section.
Default: no
You can use shortcodes here, e.g.:

[alg_wc_rpm_translate lang="DE"]Ă„hnliche Artikel[/alg_wc_rpm_translate][alg_wc_rpm_translate not_lang="DE"]Related items[/alg_wc_rpm_translate]
More from [alg_wc_rpm_product_category]

Default: Related products

Q. We want to be able to manually add related products to some products but allow other products to follow the default WooCommerce random selection from the displayed product's allocated category, is this possible?

A. Yes, that is possible. When you enable "Relate manually" option, then new "Related Products" meta box is added to each product's edit page. If you leave "Enable" option in that meta box in its default state (i.e. "No") then this product will use standard WooCommerce related products (i.e. by category and/or tag). If you set "Enable" option to "Yes", then it will override the default related products for this product.

Q. I'm relating products by attribute, but I'm still seeing products related by category on frontend.

A. Please check if there are any products to relate to by chosen attribute. If your product is the only one with this attribute, then WooCommerce will show other products (e.g. related by category) instead.

5 reviews for Related Products Manager for WooCommerce

  1. kabir

    doesn’t work,shows completely random products,set attributes correctly,show completely unrelated products

    attribute type global
    attribute name : slug used for the attribute
    attribute value : blank

    clear transient : done
    still random unrelated products shows

  2. Kody

    I would hope plugin could show same products within the same child category, but when I check relation by category it just doesn’t change anything and sometimes it shows products from completely different parent category. I did try to clear transient but to no avail. Only useful future is relation by product attribute, but I was hoping for a lot more.

  3. M

    Nothing displays

  4. Didier Azibert (verified owner)

    Very useful plugin with all the necessary options so that no time is wasted in choosing the related products for each.
    I’m very satisfied.

  5. jtron

    Excellent plugin… I did everything I wanted without a problem, easy to set up… Works well!

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This plugin is a premium version of free "Related Products Manager for WooCommerce" plugin.

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Relate by product attribute Attribute value is required Attribute value is optional
Relate manually
Change related products position
Change related products title


1.4.4 - 17/10/2019

  • Dev - Admin settings descriptions updated.
  • Plugin author updated.

1.4.3 - 11/09/2019

  • Dev - Relate - "Extra products limit" option added.
  • Dev - Relate - Categories and tags - "Do not override (OR)" option added.
  • Dev - Exclude - Now adding WPML translations to the taxonomy term lists.
  • Dev - Advanced - "Clear all products transients" options added ("Block size" and "Time limit (seconds)").
  • WC tested up to: 3.7.

1.4.2 - 15/05/2019

  • Dev - "Exclude from related" options added.
  • Tested up to: 5.2.

1.4.1 - 03/05/2019

  • Dev - Title - [alg_wc_rpm_product_category], [alg_wc_rpm_product_tag] and [alg_wc_rpm_product_taxonomy] shortcodes added.
  • Dev - "WC tested up to" updated.

1.4.0 - 05/04/2019

  • Dev - Relate - "Override categories and tags" option added.
  • Dev - Relate - "WPML: Use default product ID" option added.
  • Dev - Relate by product attribute - post__not_in added to the query args.
  • Dev - "Position" section added.
  • Dev - "Title" section (and [alg_wc_rpm_translate] shortcode) added.

1.3.0 - 21/01/2019

  • Dev - Hide related products - Extra filter added.
  • Dev - Relate manually - "Related categories" and "Related tags" options added.
  • Dev - Relate manually - "Hide" meta box option added (i.e. hiding per product).
  • Dev - Code refactoring.
  • Dev - Admin settings descriptions updated.

1.2.1 - 25/08/2018

  • Fix - version_updated() function fixed.

1.2.0 - 22/08/2018

  • Dev - Relate by product attribute - On empty "Attribute value" relating by current product's attribute value.
  • Dev - Relate manually - "Select box type" option added.
  • Dev - Code refactoring.
  • Dev - Admin settings restyled.
  • Dev - "WC tested up to" added to plugin header.
  • Dev - Plugin link updated.

1.1.0 - 21/05/2017

  • Dev - WooCommerce v3.x.x compatibility.
  • Dev - Plugin main file header updated.
  • Dev - Plugin link updated from to

1.0.1 - 07/03/2017

  • Fix - Reset settings - Autoload in add_option call fixed.
  • Dev - Language (POT) file added.

1.0.0 - 23/02/2017

  • Initial Release.