What are the necessary steps to set up a product compare feature in Virtuemart?
Can I set up a product compare feature in Virtuemart?
If you’re already usingJoomla! and the VirtueMart e-commerce solution, you may be thinking of ways to make your products stand out and look different. One great way to do that is to set up a product comparison feature, which allows customers to compare two or more products to see which one is most suitable for their needs. The good news is that it can be done, and in this article, we’ll explain how.
Step 1: Install the WonderCompare plugin for Virtuemart
The WonderCompare plugin is a great way to add product comparison functionality to your VirtueMart store. All you need to do is install the plugin, set up the compare feature to your preferences, and integrate it with your VirtueMart theme. The plugin will then appear as a feature on your product pages, allowing customers to compare the different product details. It’s a great way to make the shopping experience more interactive and informative for customers.
Step 2: Add the desired product attributes to the comparison list
Once the WonderCompare plugin is installed, you can start adding products attributes to the comparison list. This could include the product name, price, brand, weight, size, colour, and many other characteristics. You can also set a maximum number of attributes that can be compared at one time, so customers won’t be overwhelmed with too many choices.
Step 3: Customise the appearance of the comparison table
The WonderCompare plugin also allows you to customise the appearance of the comparison table. This includes the table header, the font size, and the colour of the table cells. You can also add a text message to the comparison table, which can help guide customers as to how they should use the feature. You can also add a “Compare Now” button to each product page, giving customers an easy way to add items to the compare list.
Adding a product comparison feature to your VirtueMart store can be a great way to make the shopping experience more informative and interactive for customers. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily set up a feature on your store to allow customers to compare products side-by-side. If you’re looking for help with any aspect of setting up the feature, or any other aspects of setting up or running your VirtueMart store, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Free Spirits. They are experienced developers and can help with any small or big project.