WooCommerce: Get/Edit Logged in Username @ Checkout

On a recent job, a client asked me to get the logged in username in WooCommerce. Interesting task! He needed to show that on the checkout form page and also on the order email. Actually, this is quite simple to do and can be used for several applications.

WooCommerce: how to get the current user username
WooCommerce: how to get the current username

PHP snippet: get logged in username and show it on the WooCommerce checkout page in a billing field

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 * @testedwith    WooCommerce 3.5.2
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add_action('woocommerce_after_checkout_billing_form', 'bbloomer_get_logged_in_username');

function bbloomer_get_logged_in_username( $checkout ) {

$current_user = wp_get_current_user();
$getmemid = $current_user->user_login;

woocommerce_form_field( 'memb_id', array(
'type' => 'text',
'class' => array('my-field-class form-row-wide'),
'label' => __('Label'),
'required' => 'true',
'placeholder' => __('Placeholder'),
), $getmemid);


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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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. Follow @rmelogli

14 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Get/Edit Logged in Username @ Checkout

  1. Hi, thank you for this snippet. This works great on the checkout page, but it doesn’t come through on the order email… Is there a way to do this?

    1. Hi Matt, 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, if i need to add a field or a title on the div “woocommerce-account-fields” when the user is not login in the chechout page what can i do?

    1. Hi Carlotta, 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!

  3. It’s working. How do you get the field to be apart of the WooCommerce ‘Order Details?’

    1. Hello Dan, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R

  4. Thank you very much. Works perfectly

    1. Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Thanks for the snippit. Is it possible to make the field read only?

    1. Hi Ian – thanks so much for your comment! Yes, the woocommerce_form_field() function has an attribute ‘custom_attributes’ that can be used to make the input readonly. Hope this helps!

  6. This still works great in the most recent version of Woo. One quick question I have is using this snippet, how can I define where it shows up in the form. Right now it puts it at the bottom of the checkout form. Is it possible to say put it after email address or in a specific order?


    1. Hey Jamie, thanks so much for your comment! Take a look at https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-move-reorder-fields-checkout-page/, you could add that as a new field and then define the priority maybe ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. how do you get this added tot he email as well?

    1. Kelly, thanks so much for your comment! Maybe this video tutorial might help: https://businessbloomer.com/customize-emails-woocommerce/

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