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
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/

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;

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

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. Follow @rmelogli

12 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Show Product Image @ Emails

  1. This is amazing and solved my picture email issue that i have been at for a long time, legend.

  2. Hi Rodolfo,
    Thank you very much for sharing!
    Is there a way to add these images just on email received by the company (not clients emails)?

    1. Hello Mar, 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. Is there a way to have these be un-cropped?

    The thumbnails used in the emails seem to always be cropped even though both WordPress and WooCommerce are set to NOT crop thumbnailsโ€”they should be scaled proportionally to fit the thumbnail size.


    1. Thanks for your comment Michael! You can also redefine the $args[‘image_size’] option inside the filter, by default this is an array with dimensions:

      array( 32, 32 )

      If that’s not enough, you should look into the ‘woocommerce_product_get_image’ filter, which would allow you to customize the image wherever it’s called.

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

  5. 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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