WooCommerce Scheduler has always been a personal favorite amongst all of our WooCommerce offerings! The plugin, as simple as it is elegant, lets you schedule products on your WooCommerce store, to be made available on specified days and time period.
While that sounds overly simple in text, but in practice the applications are umpteen! If you have the Woo Scheduler, you can do anything from setting up limited time offers to setting up Christmas Bonanzas on your WooStore.
In case you haven’t, feel free to check out the complete feature list.
Over time, we’ve had a lot of feature requests for the WooCommerce Scheduler, and let me tell you’ve we’ve carefully considered each one of those. While not all of those were realistic and feasible, I take pleasure to let you that two of the top most requested features have finally found their way into the plugin! And they’re BIG!
WooCommerce Scheduler Now Supports Variable Products
Let’s just say it was about time we had enough of supports queries that asked us if the plugin worked with Variable Product Type. Now it does! That T-shirt that you wanted to sell in the color red for a limited time but couldn’t? Yes, it’s happening. Take a look:
Every variation of a Variable Product now also gives you the option to specify a schedule for product availability. Slick!
Hide Products When They’re Unavailable
Yet another powerful addition, the heading above says it all here. When you check the box titled “Hide When Unavailable” for a Simple/Variable Product, WooCommerce Scheduler will automatically hide the product when you run out of stock.
What happens under the hood: what the Woo Scheduler does is list the Product as a ‘draft’ as soon as it’s unavailable, and technically is not a published product anymore. Don’t fret, all you’ve got to do is uncheck the box and you’re good to sell once again!
To Sum It Up
Head to your Dashboard and update your copy of WooCommerce Scheduler to version 2.0.0 RIGHT NOW, version 1.x.x now qualifies as ‘outdated’ and is missing out on two incredibly useful features!
More power to you!