WOOF by Category


WOOF by Category is a WooCommerce Product Filter (WOOF) extension, which allows user to set up different WOOF filters in different categories.

Plugin has options page on the backend, to setup relationships between any WooCommerce product category and any set of WOOF filters. Only selected filters will be shown on the selected category page and its children. Please see screenshots.

It is possible to set up any number of category->filters pairs.


  • The WOOF by Category settings panel.
  • Plugin filters (Color and Material) on an "Assumenda" category page.
  • Plugin filters (Size and Weight) on a "Quisquam" category page.


Minimum Requirements

  • PHP version 5.6 or greater (PHP 8.0 or greater is recommended)
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater (MySQL 5.6 or greater is recommended)
  • WooCommerce 3.0 or greater
  • WooCommerce Product Filter (WOOF) plugin

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself, and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of WOOF by Category, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WOOF by Category” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.


Automatic updates should work like a charm; as always though, ensure you backup your site just in case.

Preguntas frecuentes

How to use additional product taxonomies, not only product_cat?

Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file:

function wbc_product_categories_filter( $categories ) {
    return array_merge( $categories, [ 'tax-1', 'tax-2' ] );

add_filter( 'wbc_product_categories', 'wbc_product_categories_filter' );

where tax-1, tax-2, are additional product taxonomies to use with the plugin.

Where can I get support or talk to other users?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the WOOF by Category Plugin Forum.


6 de enero de 2022 1 respuesta
Очень полезный плагин если у Вас в магазине больше одной категории товаров и много атрибутов.
19 de diciembre de 2021 1 respuesta
Nice, simple and most important - works! Nice to have: - could also include Meta Data filters - CSS in woof-by-category-admin.css could be improved (plugin could be more user friendly)
5 de octubre de 2020
Спасибо автору за крутой и бесплатный плагин! Пока все норм работает. Из пожеланий: по удобнее интерфейс настройки. Он хоть и понятен, но не очень удобен, тем что все как то по вкладкам надо прыгать и нет общей картины.
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Registro de cambios


  • Dropped support for PHP 5.6. Minimum required PHP version is now 7.0.
  • Tested with WordPress 6.3.
  • Tested with WooCommerce 7.9.


  • Tested with WordPress 6.2.
  • Tested with WooCommerce 7.5.
  • Tested with PHP 8.2.
  • Added compatibility with WC High-Performance order storage (COT) feature.


  • Tested with WordPress 6.1
  • Tested with WooCommerce 7.1


  • Tested with WordPress 6.0
  • Tested with WooCommerce 6.5


  • Tested with WordPress 5.8
  • Tested with WooCommerce 5.5


  • Tested with WordPress 5.7


  • Tested with WooCommerce 5.0


  • Added default filters.
  • Tested with WooCommerce 4.9


  • Tested with WordPress 5.6
  • Tests added for PHP 8.0


  • Tested with WooCommerce 4.7


  • Fixed bug with auto_shortcode and additional taxonomies in woof widget.


  • Fixed bug with distinguishing of widget and shortcode on the page


  • Tested with WooCommerce 4.5
  • Added ability to work with WOOF shortcodes


  • Tested with WordPress 5.5 and WooCommerce 4.4


  • Fixed the bug with not showing filters on single product page.


  • Fixed the bug with disappearing filters on shop page with ajax.


  • Added filter to use additional product taxonomies, not product_cat only


  • Fixed php warning in woof_sort_terms_before_out_filter().


  • Added filtering of unused terms to improve performance


  • Added compatibility with WOOF v2.2.3


  • Added Polylang support
  • Fixed bugs in ajax filter
  • Tested with WordPress 5.3
  • Tested with WooCommerce 3.8
  • Required minimal PHP version set to 5.6


  • Fixed php warning in class-woof-by-category.php on line 371


  • Significantly improved performance on sites with a long list of product categories.
  • Tested with WordPress 5.2
  • Tested with WooCommerce 3.6


  • Added breadcrumbs for categories.


  • Tested with WordPress 5.1


  • Fixed – Bug when plugin was installed after WPML.
  • Tested up to 5.1
  • Performance optimized.


  • Compatibility with WPML.
  • Fixed php warning when no settings are in WOOF.


  • Tested with WooCommerce 3.5


  • Fixed – Attribute archive pages redirect to homepage.


  • Fixed – Attributes disappear in the WOOF widget.


  • Fixed php warning / notice upon first activation on array_values().
  • Tested with WooCommerce 3.4


  • Fixed 2 php warnings upon first activation.
  • Fixed php notice on array_pop().


  • Fixed filter disappearing in widget on category page during attributes selection clearing.
  • Fixed filtering of main WordPress request in admin.


  • Fixed filter disappearing in widget on category page.


  • Added automatic plugin deactivation if WooCommerce or WooCommerce Product Filter plugins are not activated.
  • Tested with WooCommerce 3.3.


  • Fixed setting of proper filters in AJAX mode.


  • Fixed php warning during execution.


  • Fixed blocking of all filters when “Try to ajaxify the shop” in WOOF is selected.


  • Added auto ordering of category-filter pairs on plugin options page.


  • Fixed sub-category overrides.
  • Added donate link.
  • Added donate button on the plugin options page.


  • Added information on WooCommerce version compatibility.


  • Added selection of filters for top shop page.
  • Added settings link on plugin page.
  • Fixed wrong behaviour when selected filters did not cover the whole set.
  • Fixed crash when WooCommerce plugin is not activated.


  • Added admin messages on plugin activation.
  • Added description and screenshots.


  • Initial release.