WooCommerce: Stock Quantity in a Shortcode

It’s great that WooCommerce products clearly display their stock status and quantity on the single product page (and on the shop page, with this simple customization).

However, WooCommerce store owners often need to display the stock quantity in other sections of the website, such as the homepage, a blog post, a custom pricing table, and keep the quantity dynamic so that the text changes when there is a stock change.

We can therefore build a simple shortcode, that can automatically update the output, so that you never need to worry about changing that piece of content ever again. Enjoy!

With this simple snippet, you can use the shortcode you see in the screenshot to get the stock quantity for a given product ID.

PHP Snippet: Display Stock Quantity for a Product ID Via Shortcode

/**
 * @snippet       Stock Quantity Shortcode
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 7
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */

add_shortcode( 'stock_quantity', 'bbloomer_stock_quantity_by_product_id' );

function bbloomer_stock_quantity_by_product_id( $atts ) {
	$product_id = $atts['id'] ? $atts['id'] : 0;
	$product = wc_get_product( $product_id );
	if ( ! $product || ( $product && ! $product->managing_stock() ) ) return;
	return $product->get_stock_quantity();
}

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.

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