WooCommerce: Populate Billing & Shipping When Adding A New User @ WP Dashboard

If you do a lot of manual work such as creating WordPress users for a B2B WooCommerce site (because they can only shop if they have an account, and you’ve disabled registration on the frontend), you may want to populate some Billing and Shipping fields so that you can save some time.

For example, imagine if all customers are based in Florida, USA; you could automatically populate their billing country, billing state, shipping country and shipping state!

So, let’s see how to approach this. Enjoy!

As soon as I create a customer from the WP dashboard, the fields marked in red are already populated for me! In this way, you can save a lot of time in case you manually create WooCommerce users

PHP Snippet: Assign Billing/Shipping Values Upon Add New Customer @ WP Dashboard

This code is a WordPress action that triggers when a new user registers on a WooCommerce site. It populates certain billing and shipping information for the newly registered user.

  • The first line sets up an action hook user_register, which fires when a new user registers on the site. It calls the function bbloomer_populate_billing_shipping_new_customer when this action occurs.
  • This function bbloomer_populate_billing_shipping_new_customer accepts one parameter $user_id, which represents the ID of the newly registered user.
  • The array $fields contains the names of the fields that need to be populated for billing and shipping information.
  • Depending on the field (whether it’s a state or country for billing or shipping), it sets a default value. For states, it sets ‘FL’ (Florida), and for countries, it sets ‘US’ (United States).
  • The last line saves the changes made to the customer object, effectively updating the user’s billing and shipping information in the WooCommerce database.

Overall, this code ensures that certain billing and shipping fields are populated with default values for newly registered users on a WooCommerce site.

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add_action( 'user_register', 'bbloomer_populate_billing_shipping_new_customer' );

function bbloomer_populate_billing_shipping_new_customer( $user_id ) {
	$fields = array( 'billing_state', 'billing_country', 'shipping_state', 'shipping_country' );
	$customer = new WC_Customer( $user_id );
	foreach ( $fields as $prop ) {
		if ( is_callable( array( $customer, 'set_' . $prop ) ) ) {
			if ( $prop == 'billing_state' || $prop == 'shipping_state' ) {
				$customer->{"set_$prop"}( 'FL' );
			} elseif ( $prop == 'billing_country' || $prop == 'shipping_country' ) {
				$customer->{"set_$prop"}( 'US' );

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

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