WooCommerce: Resend Any Order Email

How annoying is the fact you can only resend the “New Order Notification” from the single order admin page? What if you’re testing out and customizing email templates, and need to email yourself the “processing” or the “completed” notification, without having to place a new test order or switching order status twice to re-trigger the notification?

Well, today we will see how to add a “Resend whatever email” function under the “order actions” on the single order edit page. Of course, make sure you switch the billing email to yours, otherwise the customer will get these emails and not you. Enjoy!

How poor from WooCommerce that you can’t resend a “completed” email notification (for example) from the Order actions! Let’s change that with a simple customization!

PHP Snippet: Allow Administrator to Resend Any Order Email

In this case, I’ve targeted the “customer processing” email. In order to do that, I’ve created a custom Order action (please note the custom ‘resend_processing‘ order action ID, because that’s used later in the trigger ‘woocommerce_order_action_resend_processing‘, so if you change that you also need to change the ‘woocommerce_order_action_{action}” hook name).

Also, you’ll need to call the correct email class, in my case: WC_Email_Customer_Processing_Order

 * @snippet       Resend Emails @ WooCommerce Order Admin
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 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
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add_filter( 'woocommerce_order_actions', 'bbloomer_resend_processing_email_action', 9999, 2 );

function bbloomer_resend_processing_email_action( $actions, $order ) {
	if ( $order->has_status( wc_get_is_paid_statuses() ) ) {	
		$actions['resend_processing'] = 'Resend processing email';
	return $actions;

add_action( 'woocommerce_order_action_resend_processing', 'bbloomer_resend_processing_email_trigger' );
function bbloomer_resend_processing_email_trigger( $order ) {
	WC()->mailer()->emails['WC_Email_Customer_Processing_Order']->trigger( $order->get_id(), $order, true );

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.

6 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Resend Any Order Email

  1. Hi,
    Thanks !
    Why don’t you add on hold action ?

    function bbloomer_resend_processing_email_action( $actions, $order ) {
       if ( $order->has_status( wc_get_is_paid_statuses() ) ) {   
          $actions['resend_processing'] = 'Resend processing email';
    if ($order->has_status( 'on-hold' )) {
    	$actions['resend_on_hold_email'] = 'Resend on hold email';
       return $actions;
    add_action( 'woocommerce_order_action_resend_on_hold_email', 'am_resend_processing_email_trigger');
    function am_resend_processing_email_trigger( $order ) {
        WC()->mailer()->emails['WC_Email_Customer_On_Hold_Order']->trigger( $order->get_id(), $order, true );
  2. Hello
    can you add a text with a link to the customer’s email to quickly reply to the order email? I tried to add links in the admin-new-order.php template but I can’t get the recipient to appear in the email window… the field is empty

    1. Hello Micol, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  3. You don’t need a comment section to posts because you never reply to any of them.

    1. Wow, thank you for your honest feedback

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