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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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Rodolfo Melogli

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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. Follow @rmelogli

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

  1. Wouldnโ€™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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