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.
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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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: Rename “Completed” Order Status”
Great thanks Rodolfo just what I was looking for.
Is it possible to rename the bulk action to “Mark as ‘new name'”
Great! I’m sure that is possible. Maybe with https://www.businessbloomer.com/translate-single-string-woocommerce-wordpress/ (untested)