WooCommerce: See What’s Inside the Order Array (print_r)

When coding in PHP for WooCommerce, sometimes you’ll need to know what’s inside the “Order Array”, so that you can use its elements to print some custom message on the thank you page, or maybe modify its default behaviour.

There is a great PHP function that helps a lot – it’s called print_r() and you can use this to “see” what’s inside the order array 🙂

WooCommerce: print Order array

PHP Snippet: Print WooCommerce Order Array on the Thank you Page

/**
 * @snippet       See what is inside the Order array - WooCommerce
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @sourcecode    https://businessbloomer.com/?p=21945
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WC 2.6.14, WP 4.7.2, PHP 5.5.9
 */

add_action( 'woocommerce_thankyou', 'bbloomer_print_order_array', 5 );

function bbloomer_print_order_array( $orderid ) {
$order = wc_get_order( $orderid );
print_r( $order );
}

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.

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: See What’s Inside the Order Array (print_r)

  1. Wouldn’t it be a good idea for the print_r to only echo for specific roles or capabilities like store manager or site admin?

    1. Good point. I should’ve specified this snippet is only helpful during development/troubleshooting so it shouldn’t be used by other users otherwise

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