HOWTO Change a Standard Product to a Variable Product with Support Options

HOWTO Change a Standard Product to a Variable Product

  1. Take note of the current regular and student price.
  2. Take note of the downloadable files associated with the product.
  3. Change to Variable Product.
  4. Click on the Attributes Tab
  5. Remove “Download” attribute.
  6. Add the Support Level global attribute.
  7. Check “Visible on the product page” and “Used for variations”.
  8. Click “Select All button” to select all values.
  9. Click “Save attributes” button.
  10. Click on the Variations Tab
  11. Select “Add variations” dropdown: “Create variations from all attributes”. Press Go button.
  12. Standard Support: Click enabled, downloadable and virtual checkmarks and add the default price.
  13. Add the description: “Standard Support provides email-based support through our ticketing system. Choose Priority Support for front of line, screenshare-based support.”
  14. Re-add the files.
  15. Priority Support: Click downloadable checkmark and add the default price + $100.
  16. Add the description: “Choose this level of product support for front of line, screenshare-based assistance. This level of support was previously only available to REFM consulting clients.”
  17. Re-add the files.
  18. Click the “Save changes” button to save the variation.
  19. Press the blue “Update” button to save the product.
  20. Go to WC Role Based Price Editor section.
  21. In the “Select a variation” dropdown, select the Standard Support Variation and click Enable Role Base Price.
  22. Click the student role and add the student price.
  23. Click the “Save Price” button.
  24. In the “Select a variation” dropdown, select the Priority Support Variation and click Enable Role Base Price.
  25. Click the student role and add the student price + $100.
  26. Click the “Save Price” button.
  27. In the “Product Short Description metabox, remove the price. For example change, “Academic Price – $299.00” to “Academic Price”.
  28. Press the blue “Update” button to save the product.
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