Featured Category – woocommerce/featured-category

Visually highlight a product category and encourage prompt action.

Use the Featured Category block to visually highlight a product category and encourage prompt action.




  • If you don’t select a product category then you need to delete the block and try again.
  • You can choose to display the Category description.
  • By default the background image is that which is associated to the selected category.
  • You can set an overlay colour; default black if there’s no image.
  • If there is an image then you can choose the Background Opacity and attempt to position the image using the Focal point picker.
  • I don’t know how you change the colour of the Category title and description.
  • Nor do I know if the Size tool is supposed to work.
  • You probably need a large image to get this to work sensibly.
  • On some installations the Shop now button disappeared. This was due to incompatibilities with a back level of the Gutenberg plugin.

Other gripes

  • This block produced notices the first time I used it in WooCommerce 3.9.
  • It doesn’t always work in my local development environment and WooCommerce 4.2.0:
    The following error was returned
    Resource does not exist
  • It does appear to work on the live server.