WooCommerce: Check if User Has Bought Product in the Last 365 Days

A few snippets ago we introduced the magic WooCommerce inbuilt function “wc_customer_bought_product” – automatically, with a single line of PHP, you can find out if the user has already purchased a product ID.

But when building my new #BloomerArmada section, I had to know if a user purchased a product ID in the last 365 days… so I rewrote the function, changed its name and added a little edit to it – easy peasy!

The original “wc_customer_bought_product” function in WooCommerce

PHP Snippet: Check if User Has Bought Product ID in the Last 365 Days

 * @snippet       New version of "wc_customer_bought_product" function (last 365 days)
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 5
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/

function wc_customer_bought_product_last_365( $customer_email, $user_id, $product_id ) {
   global $wpdb;

	$result = apply_filters( 'woocommerce_pre_customer_bought_product', null, $customer_email, $user_id, $product_id );

	if ( null !== $result ) {
		return $result;

	$transient_name = 'wc_cbp_' . md5( $customer_email . $user_id . WC_Cache_Helper::get_transient_version( 'orders' ) );

	if ( false === ( $result = get_transient( $transient_name ) ) ) {
		$customer_data = array( $user_id );

		if ( $user_id ) {
			$user = get_user_by( 'id', $user_id );

			if ( isset( $user->user_email ) ) {
				$customer_data[] = $user->user_email;

		if ( is_email( $customer_email ) ) {
			$customer_data[] = $customer_email;

		$customer_data = array_map( 'esc_sql', array_filter( array_unique( $customer_data ) ) );
		$statuses      = array_map( 'esc_sql', wc_get_is_paid_statuses() );

		if ( sizeof( $customer_data ) == 0 ) {
			return false;

		$result = $wpdb->get_col( "
			SELECT im.meta_value FROM {$wpdb->posts} AS p
			INNER JOIN {$wpdb->postmeta} AS pm ON p.ID = pm.post_id
			INNER JOIN {$wpdb->prefix}woocommerce_order_items AS i ON p.ID = i.order_id
			INNER JOIN {$wpdb->prefix}woocommerce_order_itemmeta AS im ON i.order_item_id = im.order_item_id
			WHERE p.post_status IN ( 'wc-" . implode( "','wc-", $statuses ) . "' )
            AND p.post_date > '" . date('Y-m-d', strtotime('-365 days')) . "'
			AND pm.meta_key IN ( '_billing_email', '_customer_user' )
			AND im.meta_key IN ( '_product_id', '_variation_id' )
			AND im.meta_value != 0
			AND pm.meta_value IN ( '" . implode( "','", $customer_data ) . "' )
		" );
		$result = array_map( 'absint', $result );

		set_transient( $transient_name, $result, DAY_IN_SECONDS * 30 );
	return in_array( absint( $product_id ), $result );


Now that the “wc_customer_bought_product_last_year” exists in your functions.php, you can use it in a snippet or shortcode! The only major difference with “wc_customer_bought_product” is this line:

AND p.post_date > '" . date('Y-m-d', strtotime('-365 days')) . "'

Where to add custom code?

You should place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file and CSS at the bottom of its style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my guide "Should I Add Custom Code Via WP Editor, FTP or Code Snippets?" and my video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything went as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting.

If you think this code saved you time & money, feel free to join 17,000+ WooCommerce Weekly subscribers for blog post updates and 250+ Business Bloomer supporters for 365 days of WooCommerce benefits. Thank you in advance!

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

14 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Check if User Has Bought Product in the Last 365 Days

  1. Hi.
    can I check how many times the user bought that product in the last 365 days?

    1. Hi David, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  2. Hi,
    I don’t need the email address to be checked in this function, user id is enough to be checked.
    what should I change in your code to ignore customer email?

    1. wc_customer_bought_product_last_365( '', 123, 456 );
  3. Hello,

    Thanks for this feature!

    I just have a question because I think I found a bug. A customer connected but without purchase still sees the data. When I do a var_dump it returns true when it should be false since there was no purchase.

    1. Not sure, this would require custom troubleshooting. Function works great. Sorry

  4. Hi Rodolfo,

    How can I use that function? ( wc_customer_bought_product_last_365 )


    1. As a conditional, when you check that against a single product ID

  5. I do not get this to work.
    I got 3 products reflecting 365 days, 30 days and 7 days, 1 customer has bought both 365 days and 7 days, the 7 days are gone (more than 7 days since bought), yet both returns true.
    I added a parameter in the function to pass the days into the function.
    if any of the products are bought within the given days day should “give access” to certain content.
    i check first for 365 days then 30 days and then 7 days.
    shouldnt the 7 days return false?

    1. Hi there, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this can be fixed, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  6. You is better!

    1. Thanks!

  7. Thanks a bunch !!!

    1. You’re welcome Nadia!

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