How to create a build your own bike product in WooCommerce

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In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to create a product where users can configure their own bicycle. Users will be able to select different components like handlebars and frames and the layout will be organized into steps to help guide them through the process.

Out of the box, WooCommerce doesn’t allow you to create a product like this so you’ll need a plugin. The Pro version of WooCommerce Product Add-Ons Ultimate allows you to create all kinds of configurable products.

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How to make a build your own bike product in WooCommerce

Here’s a screenshot of our demo product.

You can see the working demo product here.

Step 1: Install WooCommerce Product Add-Ons Ultimate

Install and activate Add-Ons Ultimate. Don’t forget: you’ll need the Pro version.

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Step 2: Create each component as a product

In our example, the user can select different components for their bike including frame, handlebars, wheels. You can find other examples of building products from multiple components in this article on composite products in WooCommerce.

First, we create these components as standalone products. There’s a guide to adding products in WooCommerce here.

Step 3: Create the build a bike product

Now it’s time to make the main build a bike product. Create a new product and give it a title.

In the ‘Product Data’ section, click the ‘Product Add-Ons’ tab and create a new group. Each group will be a different step in the process of building a bike.

Give your group a name. In our example, this group will be for the user to make some selections for the bike frame. You can also add some description to help guide the user.

Now we can add some fields:

  1. Click ‘Add Field’
  2. Give your field a label, e.g. ‘Frame’
  3. Choose ‘Products’ as the field type
  4. Enter the products that you previously created in the ‘Child Products’ fields. In this case, you’d be entering the frame products
  5. Choose ‘Radio’ in ‘Products Layout’ – this means that the user will only be able to choose one of the frames, not multiple frames
  6. Choose ‘One Only’ in ‘Products Quantities’ – this means that the user will only be able to choose a single frame for their bike

Now you can create new groups for each step in the process. In the example product there are steps for Frame, Wheels, Handlebars, Seat and Extra Options.

Step 4: Choose your layout

We’re going for a stepped process in this example. So in the ‘Groups Layout’ field, choose ‘Steps’.

This will give us a layout on the front end like this:

The user can click through the tabs at the top or use ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ buttons.

Step 5: The finished build a bike product

When you’ve added all your groups and fields, you’ll end up with a finished product like this:

Build a bike composite product in WooCommerce

You can check the demo product out here.

Creating a build your own bike product in WooCommerce – recap

That was a very quick tutorial on creating a configurable bicycle product in WooCommerce. You just need the Pro version of the WooCommerce Product Add-Ons Ultimate plugin.

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