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we have an issue where only the plain [woof] shortcode renders.  Using any attributes in the tag has no effect.  Also other shortcodes from activated extensions do not render either.

We are using the latest version of the Avada theme.  With the latest version of Woocommerce and wordpress.

we have tried via an html element and via do_shortcode without success.  We are using version 2.2.3 with a standard license.

We are trying to add the sku filter to our advanced search area but it doesn't render.

any help would be appreciated.


Please  drop me  exact link to the  issue

Paste your wp-admin access -


exact link is

you will see two identical standard filters at the top one is using the normal [woof] shortcode and the second one is using the shortcode with attributes.



Hello Ben

Please read  this - - fix  it


Hello Sir.


The .htacces file has been updated at the bottom with:

php_value max_input_vars 30000



Please find below a detailed description of current issues with the plugin not working as expected.


I have split the issues into three sections so we may focus on each section at a time.

If you require more information about each issue/section, please do let me know.


1.  Default Extensions

Located at: /wp-admin/admin.php?page=wc-settings&tab=woof

Issue: - When enabling an extension by clicking the checkbox and then saving changes, the extension remains disabled.


1) From the Admin area, navigate to Woocommerce/Settings/Product Filter/Extensions

2) Choose “disabled” from dropdown.

3) Scroll down page and locate “Searching by SKU” extension.

4) Click checkbox to enable “Searching by SKU” extension.

5) Scroll down page - Click “Save changes”

6) After page has reloaded and displayed the message “Your settings have been saved.”, navigate to Woocommerce/Settings/Product Filter/Extensions

7) Choose “enabled” from dropdown.

8) “Searching by SKU” extension does not display as being enabled.

Expected result: - Extension should become enabled.



2.  How to only search “in stock” products if user enabled.

Issue - We need to have a checkbox that allows a user to only search “in stock” products if they activate the checkbox before clicking search.

Location: /shop

Click “Advanced Search” found towards the top of the page.

The advanced search area will then be displayed.

We would like to add “in stock” checkbox to this area.

Information: We can not see where this function is located within the plugin - please advise the best options to add an “in stock” checkbox to our search area.



3. Multiple ‘bespoke’ instances of filter - dependant on Category or sub category pages.

Information: We will require bespoke search filters dependant on current category or sub category page being viewed.

This will be called from the WooCommerce Category php template file, or custom Category taxonomy php template.

We understand that this may be possible via variables being added to the code.

Please show us how this may be completed. If you can offer a couple of examples for the two php page templates noted above. We should then be able to duplicate where required.


Many thanks for your time in helping us solve these issues.

Kind regards


  1. Please  read  my previous message -    set  php_value max_input_vars 100000 - if  no luck - contact to the support of the your hosting
  2. Read  this - - "in stock" Extension must be activated
  3. 1) In category pages use shortcode - [woof_products] with attribute : taxonomies=product_cat:X Where X id your product category. ( if you use custom page )

    2) In widgets use shortcode [woof] with attribute : * taxonomies=product_cat:X
    tax_only - write taxonomies or products slug using comma
    by_only - write any by-filter-elements there using comma: by_text,by_price,by_sku,by_author,by_insales,by_instock. Of course firstly user should enable extensions for that by-filter-elements
    *- Do not forget set the same condition in [woof_products]

    3) For show or hide widgets on different pages -

    You can read more about shortcodes -!/section_3_1

    Example show  filter  by  color AND price  ON  category page id= 81  [woof by_only="by_price" tax_only="pa_color" taxonomies="product_cat:81" ]