WooCommerce: Show Product Image @ Emails

By default, WooCommerce does not display the product thumbnail inside the order emails.

With this little trick, however, you can revert this default behavior and indeed show images beside their product name inside the email order item table. Enjoy!

With the snippet below, it is possible to display product thumbnails inside WooCommerce order emails. Nice, isn’t it?

PHP Snippet: Show Product Images @ WooCommerce Emails

 * @snippet       Product Thumbnails @ WooCommerce Order Emails
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 7
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/

add_filter( 'woocommerce_email_order_items_args', 'bbloomer_order_with_product_images', 9999 );

function bbloomer_order_with_product_images( $args ) {
	$args['show_image'] = true;
	return $args;
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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: Show Product Image @ Emails

  1. How could I replace the default Woocommerce placeholder when a variation does not have an image, and replace it by its Variable product image?

  2. BIG thank you, Rodolfo!

    Your “Show Product Image” snippet is a good improvement on the standard Woo emails and adds to the professional look of the Woo emails. Nice!

    Can I please suggest an improvement?

    The image thumbnail added to the email is 1 cm square and there is 0 padding between the image thumbnail and the text description of the item purchased.

    My actual Thumbnail size is 150 x 215 as set in Admin Dashboard >> Settings >> Media.

    I don’t know if this is happening to just me or not. Do you know if the email thumbnail size and padding can be improved?

    Thank You, and Happy New Year

    1. Thank you Julie! You can also set the ‘image_size’ parameter, and give it an array of dimensions e.g.:

      $args['image_size'] = array( 150, 215 );

      As for the padding, please refer to https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-add-css-woocommerce-emails/

      1. Hey Rodolfo,

        Sorry, I forgot to include a screenshot in my previous comment.

        Please see for details of where I need to add CSS: https://prnt.sc/R3g5vskPWKN9

        Thank You,

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