WooCommerce: In Stock Products Shortcode

We’ve already coded a solution to display WooCommerce out of stock products only via a custom shortcode – today we’ll do the opposite: how can we display in stock products only via a handy shortcode?

Once again, the solution “gets” the list of products IDs that are in stock, and then passes the result to the official [products] WooCommerce shortcode, so that we don’t reinvent the wheel.

You can then use the [in_stock_products] shortcode anywhere you wish – on a blog post, in a custom page, in a widget, and so on. You can even customize the output with the official WooCommerce [products] shortcode parameters such as columns, orderby, limit, etc. Enjoy!

On this custom WordPress page, the [in_stock_products] shortcode outputs the list of… in stock products!

PHP Snippet: Shortcode to Display WooCommerce In Stock Products Only

 * @snippet       Display In Stock Products via Shortcode - WooCommerce
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 7
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/

add_shortcode( 'in_stock_products', 'bbloomer_in_stock_products_shortcode_maybe_cat' );
function bbloomer_in_stock_products_shortcode_maybe_cat() {
	$args = array(
		'post_type' => 'product',
		'posts_per_page' => -1,
		'post_status' => 'publish',
		'meta_query' => array(
				'key' => '_stock_status',
				'value' => 'instock',
		'fields' => 'ids',

	$product_ids = get_posts( $args ); 
	$product_ids = implode( ",", $product_ids );

	return do_shortcode("[products ids='$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

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.

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