Sometimes shops have to deal with a lot of “sold” products and the products table becomes messy, so this is a way to sort by stock status (In stock -> Out of stock) on load. You can then use the column headers to sort by other data as usual, so this will only work once you access /wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=product page.
So, here’s a very simple snippet for you. Enjoy!
PHP Snippet: Sort Products by Stock Status @ WooCommerce Admin
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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2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Sort Products By Stock @ Admin Dashboard”
The code works but it does not short the products correctly from Product with most stock to product with least stock.
As of now it shows product in stock first organized randomly (no matter the quantity in stock) and then out of stock items.
How could I get the product in stock organized by stock quantity most quantity to least quantity?
Hello Federico, you could use an array inside the “orderby” setting: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/08/29/a-more-powerful-order-by-in-wordpress-4-0/