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Recently Viewed Products for WooCommerce

Recently Viewed Products for WooCommerce displays the products recently viewed by Members and Guests on a separate page.

Installation ↑ Back to top

  1. Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce account.
  2. Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New and Upload Plugin with the file you downloaded with Choose File.
  3. Install Now and Activate the extension.

Setup and Configuration ↑ Back to top

General ↑ Back to top

General Settings

  • To capture and display Recently Viewed Products for Logged-in Users, enable the “Capture Recently Viewed Products for Registered Users” checkbox.
  • The Recently Viewed Products will be displayed.
  • To capture and display Recently Viewed Products for Guest Users, enable the “Capture Recently Viewed Products for Guest Users” checkbox.
  • When the plugin is activated for the first time, a Recently Viewed Products page will be created automatically by the plugin and the page will be assigned in the “Recently Viewed Products Page” option. You can change the Recently Viewed Products on any page as per your preference. To display the Recently Viewed Products on a different page, place the “[recently_viewed_products]” shortcode on the page you want to display the Recently Viewed Products and select the page in the “Recently Viewed Products Page” option.

Display Settings

  • If you want to display the Recently Viewed Products on the Single Product Page, enable the “Display “Recently Viewed Products” Section on Product Page” checkbox.
  • You can display the Recently Viewed Products in a Grid/List. This can be customized in the “Display Type” option.

Localization ↑ Back to top

You can customize the messages displayed to the user in this section.

Usage ↑ Back to top

Recently Viewed Products for Logged-in Users ↑ Back to top

  • A Logged-in User visits a Product’s Single Product page.
  • During that time, an entry will be created for that product on the “Recently Viewed Products” page.
  • Similarly, for every product which has been visited, an entry will be created in the Recently Viewed Products Page.
  • From this page, users can easily identify the products which they viewed earlier and make their purchase decisions accordingly.
  • For Logged-in Users, the duration to display the Recently Viewed Products can be customized.

Recently Viewed Products for Guest Users ↑ Back to top

  • A Guest User visits a Product’s Single Product page.
  • During that time, an entry will be created for that product in the “Recently Viewed Products” page.
  • Similarly for every product which has been visited, an entry will be created in the Recently Viewed Products Page.
  • From this page, users can easily identify the products which they viewed earlier and make their purchase decisions accordingly.
  • For Guest Users, the entries in the Recently Viewed Products will be removed once the Browser/Tab is closed.

Admin Reports ↑ Back to top

A separate section to capture and display the following info:

  • Visit Count for each product
  • Purchase Count for products purchased from Recently Viewed Products Page

Translation ↑ Back to top

The Recently Viewed Products for WooCommerce plugin is translation-ready meaning you can edit the po files to translate the text to any language.

The steps to do the translation are as follows. For example, if we were to translate to French:

  1. Download and install Poedit
  2. Open the file recently-viewed-products-for-woocommerce > languages > recently-viewed-products-for-woocommerce.pot using Poedit.
  3. Create a new translation file by clicking Create new translation button.
  4. Choose the Source text and set its corresponding French text in Translation Text Area.
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Save the file name as recently-viewed-products-for-woocommerce-fr_FR.po.
  7. If you are using WordPress Version 3.9.13 or below, then in wp-config.php define the WPLANG as French. Syntax is define(‘WPLANG’, ‘fr_FR’);
  8. If you are using WordPress Version 4.0 or above, then go to WordPress dashboard > Settings > General and select the Site Language as French.

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