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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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24 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Rename “State” Label @ Checkout”
thanks, but on load, it works. then after a second it changes to its old state
Weird, works perfectly on my Storefront theme. Can you disable your server-side and WordPress-side cache + temporarily disable all plugins but Woo and also temporarily switch your theme. Does the snippet work?
Howdy, it changed the naming for me on the “Shipping” address fields but not the “Billing” address fields.
That’s weird, works for both on my dev site. Please try to see if you have other plugins / code targeting the billing fields already, and temporarily disable them all to see if my snippet actually works
Excellent. Works on The Retailer.
Just one question. In other comment you mention handling foreign characters, but I`m stumped on how to “wrap it in a __() function:”.
For example if I wanted to replace the field ‘state’ as in the example, with the Japanese character for country 国, the obvious solution of replace ‘province’ with ‘国’ doesn`t work.
Could you give an example of what wrapping the would look like in this case?
Just how good are you ? !
Works perfectly. THANK YOU.
I don’t know why and how can influence but this code is adding 2 more seconds on add to cart.
Do you have any ideas about why is happening?
Not sure, haven’t noticed that honestly
Worked Perfectly with Astra!
Can I add another field: customer id number to the form.
I need a new one and does not want to rename an existing one.
i want this snippet work with multi language woocommerce , sorry i know this might be a newbie question
No worries. In order to make a string translatable you have to wrap it in a __() function: https://codex.wordpress.org/I18n_for_WordPress_Developers#Translatable_strings – hope this helps 🙂
no longer works
Tried with a different theme and no other plugins than Woo already?
For me it works perfectly. I used the code snipets plugin and I am using the OceanWP theme.
Exactly where I was stuck after our discussion on the CustomizeWoo 2.0 course comment area… BTW, I highly recommend this course to all people who want to improve their Woocommerce skills.
Related with this snippet: it does work only for Italy, where you are from :)). If I choose Italy, the label changes in “Province”. But for other countries (eg United Kingdom or Romania), the “County” label will be there. For the United States, the label is “State”, and so on.
Please advise how to proceed for these situations. Thank you!
I FOUND MYSELF. There is a chance to use woocommerce_get_country_locale hook:
The snippet code is