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Use WooCommerce product image as its category image

WooCommerce is capable of showing category as well as products on its shop page and this is configurable from settings available in admin side but I can totally imagine running into the situation that categories don't have their images uploaded and they will end up showing placeholder / default image. A quick solution would be […]

WooCommerce is capable of showing category as well as products on its shop page and this is configurable from settings available in admin side but I can totally imagine running into the situation that categories don't have their images uploaded and they will end up showing placeholder / default image. A quick solution would be to pull a product image from that category and use that image in place of thumbnail, highly dependent on what sort of products you are selling on your store, but in case you fit the bill, here's how to do so:

<?php
/**
* Plugin Name: WooCommerce Category Images Modification
* Plugin URI: http://blog.ashfame.com/?p=1117
* Description: Use product image as its category image on category archive pages (To override image for product category, upload one for that category and it will override)
* Author: Ashfame
* Version: 0.1.2
* Author URI: http://ashfame.com/
*/
class WooCommerce_Category_Images_From_Product {
private $let_category_image_override = true;
private $randomize_category_image_from_products = true;
public function __construct() {
// Unhooking core's and hooking our custom thumbnail
add_action( 'plugins_loaded', array( $this, 'overrides' ) );
add_action( 'woocommerce_before_subcategory_title', array( $this, 'add_product_image_as_woocommerce_subcategory_thumbnail' ) );
// Support link in plugins listing
add_filter( 'plugin_action_links', array( $this, 'support_plugin_action_link' ), 10, 2 );
}
public function overrides() {
remove_action( 'woocommerce_before_subcategory_title', 'woocommerce_subcategory_thumbnail', 10 );
}
public function add_product_image_as_woocommerce_subcategory_thumbnail( $category ) {
if ( $this->let_category_image_override ) {
if ( get_woocommerce_term_meta( $category->term_id, 'thumbnail_id', true ) ) {
woocommerce_subcategory_thumbnail( $category );
return;
}
}
$query_args = array(
'posts_per_page' => $this->randomize_category_image_from_products ? 10 : 1,
'post_status' => 'publish',
'post_type' => 'product',
'meta_query' => array(
array(
'key' => '_visibility',
'value' => array( 'catalog', 'visible' ),
'compare' => 'IN'
)
),
'tax_query' => array(
array(
'taxonomy' => 'product_cat',
'field' => 'id',
'terms' => $category->term_id
)
)
);
$products = get_posts( $query_args );
if ( $products ) {
echo get_the_post_thumbnail( $products[ array_rand( $products ) ]->ID, 'shop_thumbnail' );
}
}
public function support_plugin_action_link( $links, $file ) {
if ( $file == plugin_basename( __FILE__ ) ) {
$support_link = '<a href="mailto:mail@ashfame.com?subject=' . rawurlencode('Premium Support') . '">Premium Support</a>';
array_unshift( $links, $support_link );
}
return $links;
}
}
new WooCommerce_Category_Images_From_Product();

Install this as a plugin, you can download it. Activate the plugin and any product category will now pull image from a product under that category and show it. In case an image is uploaded for the product category or one already exists, that takes a higher priority and is used instead of trying to get one out of a product.