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For so many products, documentation is key. Sure it’s great to have it online and accessible somewhere, but that is often a matter of waiting until the customer purchases the product or they just end up scouring the site. Wouldn’t it be nice to offer something easier that may not cost you a sale?
The Products Document extension makes it easy to offer these docs conveniently below the product’s short description, in a sidebar or heck, using the Custom Tabs extension, in a tab using the shortcode.
Adding Documents to Your WooCommerce Products
When you install the extension, the configuration is a single option of a default Products Document title.
Setting Up the Documentation on the Product
Next you will find an option for Product Documentations as a tab on the product page. You are able to override the title you set in your WooCommerce settings. You can also toggle the documents on and off here.
We can easily add as many documents as we want by adding the name, label and the URL, either for the page or the PDF of the document.
For this example, I am adding two documents under instructions. The first one is a pdf of the manual on how to use the software, which I use the set file button to upload the PDF to my media library.
The second one is the URL of a page on our site that has video instructions.
I’ve also added a second section, with a free eBook about podcasting.
After changing the title, if we look at our product page, we will find it below the product short description.
For example, I can toggle either of the options to click on the links.
If I want one of these two to be automatically toggled open on the page, I can choose it as the default on my settings. I can also drag and drop the sections in any order I want.
The Products Document Widget
If you prefer to have the documents in the sidebar, with this widget, it will automatically add the corresponding documents to the product page you are on.
And it can be placed anywhere with a shortcode.
This is extension is very versatile and allows you to provide customers with any kind of documentation, no matter the medium.
You can include sample chapters of a book, specific images, or other creative videos that help to sell the product. It could even be a post on your blog with a customer’s story about their own experience with your product. The list goes on and on.
So check out the Products Document extension over on WooCommerce.