WooCommerce: Truncate Tag List @ Single Product Page

If you use WooCommerce product tags, it’s possible that a product may belong to 10 or more of them. When that happens, the single product page displays a long list of tag links, which may take too much space (see the below screenshot to visualize this).

Today’s snippet is indeed a way to truncate that list to – say – 3 tags only, and add a “+” to show the rest upon click. In this way if the customer is really interested in that they can expand the view, otherwise tags will take up a single line only. Enjoy!

Let’s truncate this long list of tags on the WooCommerce Single Product page!

PHP Snippet: Truncate Tag List & Show Read More @ Single Product Page

Note: the snippet truncates the tag list to 3 elements. Change slice(0, 3) and slice(3) accordingly if you need to use a different number of tags.

 * @snippet       Truncate Tags @ Single Product
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
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add_action( 'woocommerce_after_single_product', 'bbloomer_woocommerce_tag_list_truncate' );
function bbloomer_woocommerce_tag_list_truncate() { 
      var ellipses = "... ";
	   var delimiter = ",";
      var content = $(".tagged_as").html();
      var a = content.split(delimiter).slice(0, 3);
      var b = content.split(delimiter).slice(3);
      var html = a + "<span class=\'truncated\'>" + ellipses + "<a class=\'read-more\'>+</a></span><span class=\'truncated\' style=\'display:none\'>, " + b + "</span>";
      $(".read-more").click(function(e) {
         $(".tagged_as .truncated").toggle();

Screenshot of the “after”:

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.

4 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Truncate Tag List @ Single Product Page

  1. Hi Rodolfo,

    Thank you the code works like a charm!


      1. Hi Didn’t truncate either after adding to functions.php or settings.css. I’m using Flatsome 3 child theme. It did nothing in fact. Many thanks. David

        1. Does it work with a default theme e.g. Storefront? Flatsome may be the problem and further customization may be needed.

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