WooCommerce Subscriptions: Display Start-End Dates @ Cart & Checkout

Interestingly enough, when you add a subscription product to the cart, there is no renewal date information unless you scroll to the very bottom and are able to read the very small text below the “recurring total” (see screenshot).

It would be way more helpful if dates (and specifically the WooCommerce subscription start date and end date) showed right under the product name inside the Cart table and in the Checkout page order review, so that the customer knows exactly what they are purchasing before having to figure that out.

So, here’s how it’s done. Enjoy!

For this yearly subscription, I was able to display the subscription interval below the product name in the Cart. Snippet also displays it in the Checkout page and Thank you / View Order customer pages.

PHP Snippet: Show Subscription Period @ WooCommerce Cart, Checkout, Thank You Page, View Order

 * @snippet       Subscription Interval @ Cart & Checkout
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @testedwith    WooCommerce 6
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/

// -----------------------------------------
// 1. Function to return subscription period

function bbloomer_subscription_period_order_item_meta( $product, $order_date = '' ) {
	if ( is_a( $product, 'WC_Product_Subscription' ) || is_a( $product, 'WC_Product_Subscription_Variation' ) ) {
		if ( ! $order_date ) {
			$order_date = date( 'M d' );
		} else $order_date = date( 'M d', $order_date );
		$period = WC_Subscriptions_Product::get_period( $product );
		$interval = WC_Subscriptions_Product::get_interval( $product );
		if ( date( 't', strtotime( $order_date ) ) == date( 'd', strtotime( $order_date ) ) || date( "m", strtotime( $order_date ) ) != date( "m", strtotime( $order_date ." +1 month" ) ) - 1 ) {
			$end = date( 'M d Y', strtotime( '-1 day', strtotime( 'last day of ' . $interval . ' ' . $period, strtotime( $order_date ) ) ) );
		} else {
			$end = date( 'M d Y', strtotime( $interval . ' ' . $period . ' -1 day', strtotime( $order_date ) ) );
		return '<p><small>Subscription period: ' . $order_date . ' - ' . $end . '</small></p>';
	return '';

// -----------------------------------------
// 2. Display interval @ Cart, Checkout, Order

add_action( 'woocommerce_after_cart_item_name', 'bbloomer_echo_subscription_period_cart_item_meta', 9999, 2 );

function bbloomer_echo_subscription_period_cart_item_meta( $cart_item, $cart_item_key ) {
	echo bbloomer_subscription_period_order_item_meta( $cart_item['data'] );

add_filter( 'woocommerce_checkout_cart_item_quantity', 'bbloomer_return_subscription_period_checkout_item_meta', 9999, 3 );

function bbloomer_return_subscription_period_checkout_item_meta( $html, $cart_item, $cart_item_key ) {
	return $html . bbloomer_subscription_period_order_item_meta( $cart_item['data'] );

add_action( 'woocommerce_order_item_meta_start', 'bbloomer_echo_subscription_period_order_item_meta', 9999, 4 );

function bbloomer_echo_subscription_period_order_item_meta( $item_id, $item, $order, $bool ) {
	$product = $item->get_product();
	echo bbloomer_subscription_period_order_item_meta( $product, strtotime( $order->get_date_completed() ) );

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

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