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
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/

// -----------------------------------------
// 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 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.

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