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WooCommerce: Custom Fields


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WooCommerce: Custom Fields

  1. 1. Advanced Customization: Custom Fields
  2. 2. "Custom Field" "Custom Fields (post meta, metadata) allow you to store additional information with each WordPress post. They can then be displayed/used anywhere"
  3. 3. WC Product = WP Post + CF
  4. 4. Some WC Product Custom Fields! ● '_visibility' ● '_sku' ● '_price' ● '_regular_price' ● '_sale_price' ● '_sale_price_dates_from' ● '_sale_price_dates_to' ● 'total_sales' ● '_tax_status' ● '_tax_class' ● '_manage_stock' ● '_stock' ● '_stock_status' ● '_backorders' ● '_low_stock_amount' ● '_sold_individually' ● '_weight' ● '_length'
  5. 5. Custom Fields Benefits ● Target specific post/product ID (conditional behavior) ● Store information forever ● Use it or return it to screen whenever/wherever you like: alter behaviour (price) or add data (e.g. RRP)
  6. 6. (1a) Add Custom Field Manually
  7. 7. (1b) Add Custom Field By Code update_post_meta( $post_id, $meta_key, $meta_value ); update_post_meta( 456, 'packaging_weight', '2' ); (
  8. 8. (2) Get Custom Field By Code get_post_meta( $post_id, $meta_key, $single = false ); echo get_post_meta( 456, 'packaging_weight', true ); echo get_post_meta( 789, 'total_sales', true ); echo get_post_meta( 123, '_regular_price', true ); echo $product->get_regular_price(); (
  9. 9. Custom Fields Workflow 1. Project specs e.g. "Display packaging weight @ product ID = 556" 2. Add custom field name=>value @ product ID = 556 3. Get post meta and return it to the screen