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WooCommerce: Switch Shop Columns Responsively

by adminkys

Ok, I may need an English language refresher… But the point I was trying to make was that yes, there is a way to switch the number of columns in the WooCommerce shop page, however that’s static.

What if I wanted to show 5 columns of products on large desktops, 4 columns on desktops, 3 on tablets and 2 on smaller devices? Well, this “dynamic” behavior is – this time around – managed by CSS. Let’s see how it’s done!

In this example, my default 3-columns layout switches to 5 columns of WooCommerce products on large devices (see second snippet below)

Important note

Below CSS is purely based on the default number of columns you have set in your “Customizer” settings, and also can vary in case your theme changes the HTML output for WooCommerce product archives (especially classes, IDs). This means the below CSS may not work in certain cases, and for certain themes, and may need to be customized to make it work.

In my setup, I have 3 columns by default, and the theme I used for testing was TwentyTwenty-Two, so the CSS selector is: .woocommerce ul.products.columns-3

CSS Snippet: Show 2 Columns of Products On Mobile @ WooCommerce Shop

In this case, it’s width: 48% that defines how many columns of products there will be (exactly 2, with 1% margin on both sides). The @media query, besides, defines the target device screen size.

/**
 * @snippet       2 Cols Layout @ WooCommerce Shop
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 * @author        Tutor Aspire
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
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 */

@media (max-width: 767px) {

.woocommerce ul.products.columns-3 {
display: flex;
flex-wrap: wrap;
justify-content: space-between;
}

.woocommerce ul.products.columns-3 li.product {
width: 48%;
margin-right: 0;
float: none;
}

}

CSS Snippet: Show 5 Columns of Products On Large Monitors @ WooCommerce Shop

In this case, it’s width: 19% that defines how many columns of products there will be (exactly 5, with 0.5% margin on both sides).

/**
 * @snippet       5 Cols Layout @ WooCommerce Shop
 * @how-to        Get tutoraspire.com FREE
 * @author        Tutor Aspire
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
 * @donate $9     https://www.tutoraspire.com
 */

@media (min-width: 1200px) {

.woocommerce ul.products.columns-3 {
display: flex;
flex-wrap: wrap;
justify-content: space-between;
}

.woocommerce ul.products.columns-3 li.product {
width: 19%;
margin-right: 0;
float: none;
}

}

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