WooCommerce: Rename “Select Options” Button @ Shop Page

The WooCommerce shop page displays variable products with a “Select Options” button by default. However, if you’re looking to change it to something else (such as “View Product“) then I’ve got a useful snippet you can put to use.

Of course you can change the text to anything you like, by simply replacing the relevant string inside the snippet below. Enjoy!

After installing this snippet, the WooCommerce shop variable products will show a “View Product” label instead of the default “Select Options” one. Easy peasy!

PHP Snippet: Change “Select Options” to “View Product” @ WooCommerce Shop / Category Pages

 * @snippet       Edit SELECT OPTIONS Button - WordPress Shop
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 5
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/

add_filter( 'woocommerce_product_add_to_cart_text', 'bbloomer_change_select_options_button_text', 9999, 2 );

function bbloomer_change_select_options_button_text( $label, $product ) {
	if ( $product->is_type( 'variable' ) ) {
		return 'View Product';
	return $label;

Is There a (Reliable) Plugin For That?

If you’d love to code but don’t feel 100% confident with PHP, I decided to look for a reliable plugin that achieves the same result.

In this case, I recommend the WooCommerce Show Single Variations plugin. On top of “splitting” your variable products into simple products (and therefore with an “ADD TO CART” button on the shop page), you can also return variations as search results, filtered results, and much more.

But in case you hate plugins and wish to code (or wish to try that), then keep reading 🙂

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Where to add custom code?

You should place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file and CSS at the bottom of its 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 guide "Should I Add Custom Code Via WP Editor, FTP or Code Snippets?" and my video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything went 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.

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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.

5 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Rename “Select Options” Button @ Shop Page

  1. Hi Roldolfo. I tried this snippet and it changes the button text on the single product page, but not the category page. Once they’re on the single page, it should say “Add to cart” not “View options”

    1. Please disregard! There was a plugin driving the product pages. I’m still trying to figure out why it’s not working on all category pages, but I think it has something to do with how I have them built in Beaver Builder.

        1. Hi Rodolfo,

          The snippet works great. How do you additionally remove the “wrench” icon beside the show options text?

          1. Hi Serena, there is no wrench icon in WooCommerce so that must be your theme. Possibly it’s an easy CSS fix.

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