WooCommerce Sold Individually for Variations


Option 1: Sell the whole variable product individually

This plugin allows you to apply the “Sold individually” WooCommerce product setting to the whole variable product (including its variations), thus not allowing the customer to buy more than one unit of the variable product, even if it’s a different variation.

Example: Your WooCommerce store has a wine that you sell in 2-pack or 6-pack boxes, and, let’s say, for logistical reasons you don’t want the customer to buy both in a single order. With this WooCommerce extension, the client can only pick one unit of one of the variations.

Inspired by this GitHub thread.

Option 2: Sell a variation individually

You can also set that a specific variation is “Sold individually”. In that scenario, the variable product should NOT be set as “Sold individually”.

Example: Your WooCommerce store sells music, both as physical CDs and digital downloads. Each album is a product with variations, allowing the customer to either buy the physical CD (as many as he wants) or the audio download (sold individually).

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  • Variable product settings
  • Error message when adding second variation to the cart
  • Variation specific “Sold individually” field


  • Use the included automatic install feature on your WordPress admin panel and search for “WooCommerce Sold Individually for Variations”.
  • Option 1: Go to your variable product inventory settings and activate the “Sold individually” and “Apply Sold individually to variations” options.
  • Option 2: Go to your variation settings and activate the “Sold individually” option.


This plugin allows adding another variation to the cart if it has meta. Is it possible to block this?

The way we’re checking for the existence of another variation in the cart is the same WooCommerce uses to find a product, which does not consider the same product with a different meta to be the same product.

If you want to override this behavior and want to avoid another variation, with a different meta, to be allowed on the cart, return true to the woo_sold_individually_for_variations_ignore_cart_meta filter.

Can I contribute with a translation?

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Is this plugin compatible with the new WooCommerce High-Performance Order Storage?


Is this plugin compatible with the new WooCommerce block-based Cart and Checkout?


I need help, can I get technical support?

This is a free plugin. It’s our way of giving back to the wonderful WordPress community.

There’s a support tab on the top of this page, where you can ask the community for help. We’ll try to keep an eye on the forums but we cannot promise to answer support tickets.

If you reach us by email or any other direct contact means, we’ll assume you need, premium, and of course, paid-for support.

Where do I report security vulnerabilities found in this plugin?

You can report any security bugs found in the source code of this plugin through the Patchstack Vulnerability Disclosure Program. The Patchstack team will assist you with verification, CVE assignment and take care of notifying the developers of this plugin.


11 Novembre 2019 4 risposte
When I try to edit a product I get following error in the console: Uncaught TypeError: $ is not a function This is probably caused by line 69 class-woo-sold-individually-for-variations.php
2 Maggio 2019 1 risposta
On many of my variable products, I offer digital downloads as well as physical CDs. This plugin allows me to specify the downloadable products must be sold individually, while the CDs are able to be purchased in quantity. I’ve just installed the plugin and it appears to work well and provide a simple way of doing this which was previously not possible with the default Woocommerce plugin.
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1.2 – 2024-03-27

  • [NEW] New filter woo_sold_individually_for_variations_ignore_cart_meta (see FAQ)
  • [DEV] Set Requires Plugins tag to woocommerce
  • [DEV] Tested with WordPress 6.5-RC3-57875 and WooCommerce 8.8.0-beta.1

1.1 – 2023-12-13

  • Declare WooCommerce block-based Cart and Checkout compatibility
  • Requires WordPress 5.4
  • Tested with WordPress 6.5-alpha-57159 and WooCommerce 8.4.0

1.0 – 2022-07-03

  • High-Performance Order Storage compatible (in beta and only on WooCommerce 7.1 and above)
  • CSS fix
  • Requires WooCommerce 5.0
  • Tested with WordPress 6.3-beta2-56100 and WooCommerce 7.9.0-beta.2

0.7 – 2022-06-29

  • New brand: PT Woo Plugins 🥳
  • Requires WordPress 5.0, WooCommerce 3.0 and PHP 7.0
  • Tested with WordPress 6.1-alpha-53556 and WooCommerce 6.7.0-beta.2

0.6 – 2021-03-10

  • Change the “You cannot add another…” message to use the main product name instead of the variation name
  • Tested with WordPress 5.8-alpha-50516 and WooCommerce 5.1.0


  • Tested with WordPress 5.5-alpha-47783 and WooCommerce 4.2.0-beta.1


  • Fix jQuery error


  • Tested with WordPress 5.2.5-alpha and WooCommerce 3.8.0


  • “Sold individually” option at the product variation level, so you can sell a variation individually but not all of them
  • Tested with WordPress 5.1 and WooCommerce 3.5.5


  • WooCommerce CRUD functions to save product meta


  • readme.txt and plugin description improvements
  • Check for WooCommerce 3.0 (or above)


  • Initial release