Enable barcodes for products

Enable barcodes

To manage barcode in the product, open the plugin settings (YITH Plugins -> Barcodes and QR Codes) and activate the option Enable for products.

Enable barcode for products

Choose protocol

Choose the barcode protocol you want to use on your website: explore the Product barcode protocol and you will see a dropdown menu that you can use to select one among many different barcode types, such as EAN-13, STD-25 and QR CODE.


Create barcode automatically

You can let the plugin generate the barcodes both for the products already available and the new ones that you will create.
If you want to generate a barcode for all the products of your shop in an automatic way, click on the specific button that you find in the “Tools” section of the plugin settings dashboard. You can also choose whether to include variations or not.


If you want to assign a barcode automatically to a newly created product, enable the entry New products in the plugin settings dashboard and disable the Enable manual barcode entry.

Enable automatically barcode for new products

Create barcode manually

If you want to assign the barcodes to the products of your shop manually, enable the Enable manual barcode entry in the plugin settings dashboard and disable the entry New products.

This feature is particularly useful in case you have products that already have a barcode or in case you wish to handle the codes manually.

Enable manually barcode for products

Now you will be able to see the barcode and you will have the chance to add one manually by editing the product page.

Product barcode

Variable Products

The plugin allows managing barcodes also for variable products: whether automatic or manual management, you can set a barcode for every single variation.

Barcode for single variattion

Show barcode in the product page

The product barcode is shown on the product detail page only if the Show in product page option is enabled.

Barcode showed in the product detail page