Woocommerce is a WordPress plugin most sellers use to sell their products online. By using that plugin, you can sell products globally. Woocommerce Hooks are some additional features that can increase the functionality of your E-store.
Before diving into the details of Woocommerce Hooks, I assume you already have an Ecommerce website. If not, this blog can be helpful for you.
Now let’s talk about the Woocommerce Hooks.

Woocommerce Hooks are the code snippets that website owners use to enhance the functionality of websites. These Hooks help to edit the website content by using code.

Here are some benefits of using woocommerce Hooks:

  • By using woo-commerce Hooks, you can modify and add custom functionality to your E-commerce store according to your specific needs.
  • You don’t need to change the woocommerce code to modify the website functionality. You can easily change functionality by using hooks.
  • Hooks can be reused for different projects, making developing and maintaining WooCommerce-based websites easier.

Following is the list of some woocommerce hooks:

1:woocommerce_before_main_content: This hook is used to add content before the main content of a WooCommerce page, such as the shop/ product page.

function my_custom_wc_content() {
  echo '<p>This is my custom content added before the main content of a WooCommerce page!</p>';
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_before_main_content', 'my_custom_wc_content

2:woocommerce_single_product_summary This hook is used to add content within the summary section of a product page. Here are some examples the product title, price & cart button.

function my_custom_product_hook() {
  echo '<p>This is my custom content added via a WooCommerce hook!</p>';
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_single_product_summary', 'my_custom_product_hook', 25 );

3:woocommerce_checkout_before_customer_details: This hook adds content before the customer details section on the checkout page.

function my_custom_checkout_content() {
  echo '<p>This is my custom content added before the customer details section on the WooCommerce checkout page!</p>';
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_checkout_before_customer_details', 'my_custom_checkout_content' );

4:woocommerce_checkout_order_review: This hook adds content within the order review section on the checkout page, like cart totals and payment options.

function my_custom_checkout_review_content() {
  echo '<p>This is my custom content added to the WooCommerce checkout order review section!</p>';
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_checkout_order_review', 'my_custom_checkout_review_content' );

5:woocommerce_email_header: used to add content at the beginning of WooCommerce emails, such as order confirmation or shipping notification emails.

function my_custom_email_header() {
  echo '<p>This is my custom content added to the WooCommerce email header!</p>';
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_email_header', 'my_custom_email_header' );

6:woocommerce_cart_actions: use to add content within the cart actions section on the cart page, such as coupon code input or cart update button.

function my_custom_cart_content() {
  echo '<p>This is my custom content added to the WooCommerce cart actions section!</p>';
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_cart_actions', 'my_custom_cart_content' );

7:woocommerce_add_to_cart_validation: This hook is used to validate whether a product can be added to the car, based on custom criteria such as minimum or maximum quantities or required attributes.

function my_custom_add_to_cart_validation( $passed, $product_id, $quantity ) {
  // Perform custom validation here
  if ( $quantity < 1 ) {
    $passed = false;
  }
  return $passed;
}
add_filter( 'woocommerce_add_to_cart_validation', 'my_custom_add_to_cart_validation', 10, 3 );

8:woocommerce_order_status_changed: This hook is used to trigger actions when an order’s status changes, such as sending a notification email or updating inventory levels

function my_custom_order_status_changed( $order_id, $old_status, $new_status ) {
  // Perform custom actions here
  if ( $new_status == 'processing' ) {
    // Send a notification email
    $order = wc_get_order( $order_id );
    $customer_email = $order->get_billing_email();
    $subject = 'Your order is now processing';
    $message = 'Your order is now being processed. Thank you for your purchase!';
    wp_mail( $customer_email, $subject, $message );
  }
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_changed', 'my_custom_order_status_changed', 10, 3 );

9:woocommerce_thankyou: This hook is used to add content to the order confirmation page that is displayed after a successful order is placed.

function my_custom_thankyou_content( $order_id ) {
  echo '<p>Thank you for your order!</p>';
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_thankyou', 'my_custom_thankyou_content' );

10:woocommerce_review_order_after_submit: This hook adds content after the submit button on the WooCommerce checkout page.

function my_custom_checkout_content() {
  echo '<p>This is my custom content added after the submit button on the WooCommerce checkout page!</p>';
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_review_order_after_submit', 'my_custom_checkout_content' );

Woocommerce functionality can be customized by using Actions and Filters(Hooks). There are two ways to add Hooks to your eCommerce website

  • By inserting code into the functional.php file
  • By using snippet plugins like Syntax Highlighter.

This post will be helpful for you to understand how you can add, remove and customize woocommerce functionality.

In short: In this post, you read about various hooks. You can use any woocommerce hooks according to your website requirements.If you have confusion, please comment below:)