How to Create a Product Archive Template in WordPress for Free?

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Are you looking to create a custom product archive template for your WooCommerce store? By default, WooCommerce comes with a basic product archive template, but creating a custom one can help enhance the user experience and make your store stand out.

Requirement  – This is a feature of Nexter theme and Nexter Extension (Free) plugin, make sure its installed & activated to enjoy all its powers.

With the Nexter Builder, you can create custom product archive templates that can resonate with your brand.

Note: You must have the WooCommerce plugin installed.

To create a product archive template with the Nexter Builder, from the Dashboard, go to Nexter Builder > Add New.

On the next page, give a name to your template.

Now scroll down to the Nexter Builder section, from the Layout, select Pages and from Pages options, select Archives.

nexter builder product archive options

In the Archive 1 tab, you can add display condition for your product archive template.

From the Include/Exclude column, you can choose whether to show or hide the template in the selected locations. Let’s keep it to Include.

In the Conditional Rules, you’ll find many product archive template related location options under the Products label –

Default Products Archive – This will target the default products archive page i.e the shop page.

Products : Product categories –  This will target the product category page, you can also select individual product categories from Condition Type dropdown.

Products : First Child Category – This will target the immediate subcategory page of a product category, you can also select individual parent product categories from Condition Type dropdown to target its first child category.

Products : All Child Category – This will target all the subcategory pages of a product category, you can also select individual parent product categories from Condition Type dropdown to target its subcategories.

Products : Product tags – This will target the product tag archive page.

Select the appropriate option for your template.

Note: You can add multiple locations in the Condition Type dropdown.

Click on the ADD CONDITIONS button to add additional conditions. Follow the same process to add multiple conditions.

Note: Using multiple conditions you can include the template in a certain location and exclude it from a certain location at the same time.

From the Preview Settings, you can select individual archive pages to check the template preview. 

So when you check the template preview using the WordPress Preview option, it will use your selected archive page.

Once the settings are done, publish the template.

Next, you can use the WordPress block editor or Elementor to create the layout and content of your product archive template. Be sure to use product archive related blocks or widgets to ensure that your content is displayed correctly.If you are using Elementor, you can utilise the WooBuilder widgets from The Plus Addons for Elementor to easily customise your entire WooCommerce store, including the product archive template. These widgets offer a wide range of options to create a cohesive design across your WooCommerce store.

Also, check How to Create a Single Product Template in WordPress for Free.