WooCommerce: Get List of Downloadable Products

When you’re doing custom PHP work, this snippet will come handy. It’s a quick way to get a sublist 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, translated in English, means they are “downloadable”).

Of course, you can edit this snippet to get any sublist of product IDs, for example in stock products, custom field value products, below/above sales number, and so on. Whatever is stored as a custom field can be used. 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
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
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 */

// Get downloadable products
$product_ids = get_posts( array(
	'post_type' => 'product',
	'numberposts' => -1,
	'post_status' => 'publish',
	'fields' => 'ids',
	'meta_query' => array( array(
		'key' => '_downloadable',
		'value' => 'yes',
		'compare' => '=',
	)),
));

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

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (delete "?>" if you have it there). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme 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 free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked 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 on PHP 7.3.

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Rodolfo Melogli

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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.

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Get List of Downloadable Products

  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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