1. I want to create a filter with adaptive product attributes, in woocommerce.

Example: I am in product category A, I select the value red from the color filter attribute. After this, only red products are shown, but also from this point I need to show in the filters only attributes which only red-color products have.

Any ideas on how to do this?

I tried looping all red products and get their attributes, so I can hide all other unnecessary attributes. Evidently, this solution is not efficient at all.

2. Also, is there any DB query to return "All attributes of products under category A / subcategory AA ..." ?


  • An attribute is a taxonomy and an attribute value is a term.
  • color is taxonomy and red is a term
  • Do you mean color is taxonomy and red is a term? Are you using ajax? Jun 17, 2017 at 16:22
  • Yes and yes. I also edited the question.
    – jack
    Jun 17, 2017 at 16:44
  • it would be better if you post some code in your question such as html markup, ajax function etc you have tried or you want. Jun 17, 2017 at 16:54

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The way WordPress handles this by default is not ideal - they provide the WP_Query object - through that, you can add whatever filters you like but there's no easy way I know of to create adaptive filters.

That's one of the reasons I created my Faster Woo Widgets plugin - it does exactly what you're looking for - it lets you create category widgets with either adapative or standard filters - if you choose adaptive, then a category list of 10 items will become, for example, a list of only 2 items once you have selected the colour Red.


The way I handle this code is through my own custom SQL code. It's a join from wp_posts to wp_taxonomies and the related tables from there.

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