WOOCOMMERCE - CUSTOM PRODUCT BUILDER
We have a set of 12 tinctures. Each tincture has a single herb blended into it.
Every tincture has 2-3 effects each, from this list of 8 effects:
Anxiety Relief, Aphrodisiac, Clarity/Memory, Creative Space, Energy Boost, Insomnia Relief, Meditation, Relaxation, Stress Relief
We FIRST want the customer to choose an EFFECT they are interested in. Once they choose the EFFECT, 2-3 of the products will appear, with pictures and short descriptions below their choice, in a pop-up, in a strip...whatever makes the most sense and is easiest to program.
The 12 products are Tincture Blends. The tincture blends are:
Ashwagandha, California Poppy, Cacao Bean, Ginseng, Guarana, KaAnna, Maca Root, Passion Flower, Wild Lettuce, Valerian Root.
LATER, but not now, once the customer chooses their effect, they will then get to choose their flavor, one of 8 flavors. But the flavors is something I want to use later in time, but want to build in now.
This is an example of my effort. It's NOT what I want to have happen:
When an "Effect" is chosen, I want the 3 options to appear in a strip or "megamenu" lightbox or something similar, where people can see an image, a short description, and an "Add to Cart" or "Description" link. For each Blend.
I want it presented very "pretty" and modern in a module that has the look of "Bloom" plugin or our existing theme. I was only able to get an ugly dropdown, like you see above, and I could only get one product to appear at a time.
I want to create the illusion that the customer is "building" a custom product, and not just choosing pre-made drop down menus and products in categories with tags.
I don't want to add to the site load time (we worked hard to consolidate and minify all requests), and I was hoping to be able to use it on both the shop and the blog.
Another explanation for clarity:
For Anxiety Relief, 3 choices of Custom Blends are available; "Ashwagandha", "California Poppy" and "Wild Lettuce".
Once a visitor selects the "Anxiety Relief" effect, then the above 3 products would then appear below that choice.
Then, the Customer could add any one of those 3 to their cart, and those choices will have a title, picture, short description, and price. Or, they can click on them for the full description.
When we have flavors, they would additionally choose a flavor before finalizing their Custom Product Tincture.
Again, we want to give people the illusion that they're building a custom product, when they're really just choosing any one of the 12 herbs we have blended.
I don't know if it's best to create a plugin, or to build this into the coding. I am relying on your expertise to guide this project. When I posted a similar job in the past, estimates were between 20-40 hours total for the coding/build.