Do you want to create a product catalog in WordPress without adding a full shopping cart? Sometimes businesses want to take orders over the phone while displaying their product catalog on the website.
In this article, I will show you How to Create a Product Catalog in WordPress?.
How to Create Product Catalog in WordPress?
Why add a product catalogue without a cart?
Some companies have products that they cannot sell online because their price is undetermined. This prevents them from using a shopping cart plugin, but they still want to create a website to display these products and attract potential customers.
Generally, people associate e-commerce platforms with online shopping. However, you can still use them to display products without using the shopping cart feature.
That said, let’s see how to easily create a product catalogue in WordPress without using the shopping cart feature.
Introduction to your product catalog in WordPress
The best way to create a product catalogue in WordPress is to use WooCommerce. Don’t worry; you won’t be using their shopping cart features.
You can install and activate the WooCommerce plugin if you already have a WordPress website. For more details, see our step-by-step guide on installing a WordPress plugin.
Once you have installed WooCommerce, you can create your product catalogue in WordPress.
Create a product catalog in WordPress without a shopping cart
WooCommerce displays an add to cart or checkout button next to all your products by default. This makes it difficult to create a product catalog without the shopping cart feature.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution that fixes this problem.
First, you need to install and activate the YITH WooCommerce catalogue mode plugin.
Upon activation, you need to visit YITH Plugins » Catalog Mode page to configure plugin settings.
First, you need to check the box next to the “Enable YITH WooCommerce catalogue mode” option. After that, you need to choose where to hide the “Add to Cart” button.
You can choose to hide it on store pages or product detail pages.
But in this case, you have to go for the last option, which allows you to disable the shop functionality everywhere by disabling the checkout page cart page and removing the add to cart button.
Don’t forget to click the “Save Changes” button to save your settings.
Add products to your WordPress product catalog
You can now go ahead and start adding products to your site. Go to the Products » Add New page to enter your product information.
You can provide the product title, description, short description, product image, and product gallery on the product screen. In the ‘Product’ data section, you will find the price options. You can leave them blank if you don’t want to display product prices.
Once you’re done, go ahead and publish your product. Repeat the process to add as many products as needed to create your catalogue.
View your WordPress product catalog
You can visit your WooCommerce store page to see your default catalog in action. Your business page is usually at a URL like this:
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Replace yourdomain.com with your URL to display your WooCommerce store page in catalogue mode.h your own URL to display your WooCommerce store page in catalog mode.
Purchase Page in Catalog Mode
If you don’t want to use the store page, you can also display your products on any WordPress page and use it as your product catalogue.
All you have to do is create a new WordPress page or edit an existing one, and add the following shortcode in the content area:
[products columns=»4″ limit=»8″ paginate=»true»]
Feel free to modify the number of columns and the limit of items per page according to your own needs. Once you have edited the shortcode, go ahead and save or publish your page to preview it.
You will notice that the product pages will not display any add to cart or checkout buttons. You can click on any individual product to view the product detail page.
It will display all product information images, descriptions, gallery without adding to the cart or purchase button.
We hope this article helped you learn how to easily create a product catalogue in WordPress without the shopping cart feature.