In WooCommerce, the admin order page is your command center. It’s where you glean insights at a glance and manage the heart of your e-commerce operations. But could it offer more? What if you could augment it with additional product details and direct links to the products themselves? In this post, I’ll walk you through a WooCommerce snippet that does precisely that, adding a layer of convenience and efficiency to your workflow.
Dive into the Code: A Peek Behind the Curtain
Originally, this snippet was not meant for the world – it was a personal solution to an efficiency problem I faced in my own store, Elemental Beacon, where I sell Dungeons & Dragons miniatures. With a catalog of detailed products, finding the exact location of product files was a daily challenge. That is until I embedded the solution directly into the WooCommerce Orders screen.
Seamless Integration for Enhanced Product Management
Before implementing any code changes, always ensure your site is backed up. This will help you restore things in case of unforeseen errors. I recommend using Jetpack Backup for real-time backups and one-click restores.
To take advantage of this enhancement, add this snippet to your theme’s functions.php file. If you’re not familiar with code, fear not. This file is readily accessible through your WordPress dashboard under Appearance > Theme Editor, or via an FTP client if you’re technically inclined.
Adapting the Snippet to Your WooCommerce Store
What makes this snippet truly shine is its adaptability. The array
$attributes_to_display is your customizable key. Simply replace
slug_3 with the slugs of the attributes you need to track (make sure not to include the
pa_ prefix it has). These could be any attributes relevant to your product management. You can add as many more or as few as you need.
The snippet also adds a “View Product” link to the order items that link to the product page on your site.
This is how it would look like, from my Elemental Beacon store:
A Snippet That Speaks Your Language
This snippet does more than just show additional data; it speaks the language of your business operations. Whether you deal in miniatures, apparel, or any niche, the fundamentals of e-commerce dictate that the right information at the right time is invaluable. By adopting this snippet, you’ll find your WooCommerce order management transformed, and the tedious task of order processing will become a journey worth taking each day.