WooCommerce: Replace Variable Price With Active Variation Price

Surprisingly enough, variable products with a price range display two prices: at the top right you find the “parent” product price, displayed as a range; but once you select a variation, a second price appear just above the variation add to cart. Somewhat confusing.

In today’s snippet, we’ll see once and for all how to replace the top right variable product price with the one of the current variation, while also hiding the variation price. Therefore, you’ll see a single price on the single product page for variable products! Enjoy!

Here’s the default display when a variable product has a price range: on top there is the “static” price for all variations;

PHP Snippet: Dynamically Update Variable Product Price With Current Variation Price (Plus: Hide Variation Price)

Note: the jQuery statements included in the snippet target specific CSS classes in order to replace the price HTML. If your theme uses customized HTML and different classes, the code won’t work. Make sure to test this code on a default theme, such as Storefront, to make sure it actually works; and only then try to adjust the jQuery to target the correct non-default classes.

/**
* @snippet       Replace Variable Price With Variation Price | WooCommerce
* @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
* @author        Rodolfo Melogli
* @testedwith    WooCommerce 6
* @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
*/

add_action( 'woocommerce_variable_add_to_cart', 'bbloomer_update_price_with_variation_price' );
 
function bbloomer_update_price_with_variation_price() {
	global $product;
	$price = $product->get_price_html();
	wc_enqueue_js( "		
		$(document).on('found_variation', 'form.cart', function( event, variation ) {   
			if(variation.price_html) $('.summary > p.price').html(variation.price_html);
			$('.woocommerce-variation-price').hide();
		});
		$(document).on('hide_variation', 'form.cart', function( event, variation ) {   
			$('.summary > p.price').html('" . $price . "');
		});
   " );
}

Screenshot after the snippet is installed and a variation is selected:

Once the snippet above is active, there is only 1 price! If a variation is active, the variation price will show at the top – if no variation is found or after clicking the “clear” button, the price will go back to the one of the parent variable product

Where to add this snippet?

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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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.

4 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Replace Variable Price With Active Variation Price

  1. Hello,

    First off, thank you for your snippet.

    Your code seems to remove the bottom price correctly, but the pricerange in the top stays the same after selecting a variation.

    Hope you can help me out with this.
    Thanks in advance!

    Best regards,
    Damir

    1. Hi Damir! Did you read this:

      Note: the jQuery statements included in the snippet target specific CSS classes in order to replace the price HTML. If your theme uses customized HTML and different classes, the code won’t work. Make sure to test this code on a default theme, such as Storefront, to make sure it actually works; and only then try to adjust the jQuery to target the correct non-default classes.

  2. When using this code, if a product has two variations, lets say blue and red, and both prices are the same lets say £90. The price hides. there seems to be an issue when the variations have the same price

    1. You’re right, try this new version please and let me know

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