Once you enable it, the plugin adds a “Add to wishlist” button right inside all product detail pages of your shop.
All users, registered or not, can add products to their wishlis. About registered users, data will be saved in the database, whereas, for unregistered users, the plugin uses specific cookies.
By default behaviour, “Add to wishlist” button is shown right next to add to cart button. However, you can change its position from plugin settings dashboard in “Position” field.
For a correct functioning, once you enable the plugin, a “Wishlist” page is generated on WordPress: it includes the “[yith_wcwl_wishlist]” shortcode that provides the insertion of the table of all products added to the wishlist.
You can show the wishlist on any page of your site, different from the one selected by default, and you can choose it in “Wishlist Page” field of plugin settings dashboard.
Please note: the page you choose to use as “wishlist” page must necessarily include the “[yith_wcwl_wishlist]” shortcode.
In case you had issues to display the “wishlist” page, regenerate the permalinks.
Users can only share the wishlist for the socials you selected in YIT Plugins -> Wishlist.
Parameters you can configure in order to share the wishlist on social are:
- “Social title”: text used as sharing title
- “Social text”: It will be used by Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Use %wishlist_url% where you want to show the URL of your wishlist.
- “Social image url”: image url that will be used for each whishlist sharing.
As detailed below, we analyze all the above mentioned options included in plugin settings dashboard, in “YIT Plugins -> Wishlist”.
- “Default wishlist title”: title in the wishlist page of the theme
- “Redirect to cart”: redirect to cart page if “Add to cart” button is clicked in the wishlist page
- “Remove if added to the cart”: remove the product from the wishlist if it has been added to the cart.
- “Add to Wishlist” text: text for “Add to wishlist” button or link
- “Browse wishlist” text: text of shown button for products added to the wishlist
- “Product added” text: text shown to user after the correct insertion of the product in the wishlist
- “Add to Cart” text: text for “Add to cart” button in the table included in “Wishlist” page.
- “Show Unit price”: show unit price for each product in wishlist
- “Show Stock status”: show “In stock” or “Out of stock” label for each product in wishlist
- “Show date of addition”: show the date when users have added a product to the wishlist
- “Add second remove button”: adds a specific button to remove the product from the wishlist
- “Show “Move to another wishlist” dropdown menu”: show the dropdown menu to move one item to another user defined wishlist
- “Disable the wishlist for unauthenticated users”: disable the wishlist features for unauthenticated users, redirecting them to the login page
- “Show login notice before wishlist table”: lets you add a notice before the wishlist table to ask unauthorized users to login (use %login_anchor% placeholder to show login link; leave empty to hide)
- “Wishlist search page title”: lets you customize the title of the wishlist search page
- “Enable multi-wishlist support”:
Here is an example of wishlist where each product shows: name, price, status (in stock or out of stock), date of addition, add to cart button and remove from wishlist button.
By default, all HTML included elements (buttons, wishlist table) follow the theme style. However, if you wanted to change the color of these elements you can disable “Use theme style” field from “Colors” section of the settings dashboard and configure new colors the way you prefer.
Compatibility with YITH WooCommerce Frequently Bouthgt Together allows to insert, in “Wishlist” page, a slider that will show all the products related to one or more products of the wishlist (through the use of Frequently Bought Together).
For all information about the functioning of YITH WooCommerce Frequently Bought Together, we suggest you to read the official documentation of plugin
Each wishlist created in the site is registered right inside “Wishlists” section of plugin settings dashboard.
Click on “View” field to have access to the selected wishlist detail.
“Multiwishlist” function allows user to create different wishlists to organize products better. In order to make this possible enable “Enable multi-wishlist support” field in “YIT Plugins -> Wishlist -> Settings”.
In this case, every time users will add a new product to the wishlist, they could choose to select one of those already available or to create a new one.
To gain access to their wishlists, users have two possibilities: by clicking on “manage wishlist” field right inside the widget (if inserted in sidebar) and/or “Wishlist” page.
Actions on wishlist are three: creation, editing and search.
Each of these actions can be applied only if you have enabled the insertion of related links right inside the “Wishlist” page, or if you are using YITH Wishlist.
We analyze each possible action singularly.
Create new wishlist
To create a new wishlist is essential to insert the name and to select the status, to choose from “public”,”private” and “shared”.
To better understand the differences between statuses, follow this step of documentation.
To edit one of the created wishlists click on “Manage” field. From the page you will be redirected to, you could edit the status of the wishlist or remove it.
Each product inserted in the wishlist could be removed and moved to another wishlist among the available ones. This operation can be done right inside the selected wishlist detail page (only if “Show “Move to another wishlist” dropdown menu” option has been enabled).
Search wishlist function allows to obtain a complete list of all the wishlists, with “public” status, related to the user’s name or to the specified email address.
By enabling “Enable “Ask for an estimate” button”, a button will appear in the wishlist page of the user. By clicking on it users will be able to ask the administrator for the final price of the selected products. The administrator receives an email with a link to the concerned wishlist and with the email sent by the user asking for the estimate.
Enable “Show additional notes when asking for an estimante” option to give user the possibility to add some notes to the request to be sent.
By default, email is sent to site administrator’s email address. To add new recipients and change other details related to the email, access “Ask for an estimate” email section of the plugin settings dashboard.
You can assign a status among “public”,“shared”,“private” to each wishlist. The differences between statuses is in the visibility they give to the wishlist.
- “Public”: wishlist is accessible to everyone, therefore it is shown as result in the search form in case the user’s name or email address of the wishlist owner has been typed
- “Shared”: wishlist can be shown only to the owner and to users were given the direct link to the wishlist detail page. It is not shown in the search form.
- “Private”: wishlist is available only to its owner and site administrator.
The status of default wishlist is “public” and it can’t be changed.
The default wishlist is the one users use in case the “multiwish” functionality hasn’t been enabled.
However, even if enabled, you can always select the defaul wishlist in the complete list when you add a new product.
The name of default wishlist is the the one specified in “Default wishlist title” field of “Settings” section of the plugin settings dashboard.
The wishlist name could be not univocal, considering that the plugin bases its functioning on its id. In fact it could happen that two or more wishlists have the same name, even though owned by different users.