WooCommerce: Get List of Downloadable Products (PHP)

When you’re doing custom PHP work, this snippet will come in handy. It’s a quick way to get a sub-list of product IDs based on product meta criteria – in this case we’ll get a list of products that have “_downloadable” set to “yes” (which, in plain English, means they are “downloadable“).

Of course, you can use wc_get_products to get any sub-list of product IDs, for example in stock products, products by custom field value, products by category, products by tax class, and so on. Enjoy!

Here’s the PHP array of downloadable product IDs after using the snippet below

PHP Snippet: Get List of WooCommerce Downloadable Products

 * @snippet       Get WooCommerce Downloadable Products IDs
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 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
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$product_ids = wc_get_products( array(
	'downloadable' => 'true',
	'limit' => -1,
	'status' => 'publish',
	'return' => 'ids',

// Print array on screen
print_r( $product_ids );

Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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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. Follow @rmelogli

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Get List of Downloadable Products (PHP)

  1. How is this related to WC_Product::is_downloadable() function ?
    I noticed I got different result on same product.

    1. Hi Adrian! This gives you a list of products, while your function checks if a given product is downloadable

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