What does “completed” really mean in regard to WooCommerce orders? No one knows. Admins and customers included.
For physical products, usually that’s when the order is shipped (unless you add a custom order status in between “processing” and “completed“). For digital stores, that’s when the downloads are delivered.
Now, wouldn’t it be cool if we could rename this “completed” order status label to something else? This would make everyone’s life easier. Well, thankfully with a few lines of code this is definitely possible… enjoy!
PHP Snippet: Rename “Completed” Order Status to “Shipped” @ WooCommerce Admin / My Account Page
Of course, together with the code below, also make sure to change the “Completed Order” email subject / content to make sure the label change is also matched.
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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