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How to Change Default Product Sorting in WooCommerce

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WooCommerce is a powerful and popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. It offers several built-in product sorting options such as by popularity, price, rating, and date. However, these default sorting options may not always meet the needs of every online store. In this blog post, we will show you how to change the default product sorting in WooCommerce.

Step 1: Install a plugin

The first step is to install a plugin that allows you to change the default sorting options and arrange the products in your preferred order. There are many plugins available in the WooCommerce marketplace, but we recommend using the “Simple Custom Post Order” plugin. It’s free, lightweight, and easy to use.

Step 2: Sort the products

After installing the plugin, go to your WordPress dashboard, and click on “Products” in the left-hand menu. You will see a list of all your products. Simply drag and drop the products into your desired order. You can sort them by name, price, date, and many other custom fields.

Step 3: Set default sorting

Once you’ve sorted your products, you need to set your preferred default sorting method. Go to your WordPress dashboard, click on “WooCommerce,” then “Settings,” and then “Products.” You’ll see a section named “Default Product Sorting.” Here you can choose your preferred sorting option from the dropdown menu. For example, if you want to sort your products by price, select “Price (ascending/descending).”

Step 4: Save changes

After setting your preferred default sorting option, don’t forget to click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page. This will save your settings and apply the new default sorting option to your online store.

Step 5: Test your changes

Now that you’ve changed the default product sorting in WooCommerce, it’s time to test your changes. Go to your online store and make sure that the products are arranged in the correct order according to your new default sorting option. You can also test your changes by checking different devices and browsers to make sure that everything works as expected.


In conclusion, changing the default product sorting in WooCommerce is simple and straightforward. With the “Simple Custom Post Order” plugin, you can easily sort your products according to your preferences and set your preferred default sorting option. Being able to customize your product sorting is essential for offering a better user experience and making it easier for customers to find the products they want. It’s a small but significant step towards improving your online store and increasing sales.

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