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I need to append a text string to the order title when an order is placed in Woocommerce WordPress


I need to append a text string to the order title when an order is placed in Woocommerce.

In order to send extra order data to our accounting software (Sage), I am using a plugin; Woosage as the bridge. Woosage requires this extra data to be appended to the title of the product.

I suspect I need to hook into the woocommerce_checkout_create_order.

Attached is what I am trying to achieve (apparently this site doesn't include my attachments).

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Answers (6)


Arnav Joy answers:

Can you please explain what extra info you want to add?

Keith Donegan comments:

Hi Amav,

Just some text (this is not important).

I need to this to happen after a customer clicks 'place order' on checkout:


Cesar Contreras answers:

use el gancho de woocommerce para cuando se realiza el pedido y allí realiza la modificación que necesita


Mohamed Ahmed answers:

Hello Keith,

This code will do the trick (tested and works)
The result :

function ProWPsite_output_elDigital_field()
global $product;

/* You can enable this in a custom product only (if you want to track a product campaign directly) */
if ($product->get_id() !== 282) {

<div class="ProWPsite-elDigital-field">
<input type="hidden" id="ProWPsite-elDigital" name="ProWPsite-elDigital" value="." maxlength="20">
add_action('woocommerce_before_add_to_cart_button', 'ProWPsite_output_elDigital_field', 10);

function ProWPsite_add_elDigital_text_to_cart_item($cart_item_data, $product_id, $variation_id)
$elDigital_text = filter_input(INPUT_POST, 'ProWPsite-elDigital');
if (empty($elDigital_text)) {
return $cart_item_data;
$cart_item_data['ProWPsite-elDigital'] = $elDigital_text;
return $cart_item_data;
add_filter('woocommerce_add_cart_item_data', 'ProWPsite_add_elDigital_text_to_cart_item', 10, 3);

function ProWPsite_add_elDigital_text_to_order_items($item, $cart_item_key, $values, $order)
/* Change your custom text */
$your_custom_text = 'Append this text';

if (empty($values['ProWPsite-elDigital'])) {
$item->add_meta_data(' ', $your_custom_text);
add_action('woocommerce_checkout_create_order_line_item', 'ProWPsite_add_elDigital_text_to_order_items', 10, 4);



Naveen Chand answers:

If you want to append text to "Product" title, then use this filter:

add_filter( 'woocommerce_order_item_name', 'append_string_order_item_name', 10, 1 );
function append_string_order_item_name( $itemname ) {
$new_itemname = 'mytextString' .$itemname;
return $new_itemname;

However, if you are looking to edit the Order title (and not the product title), then you can use this filter:

add_filter( 'woocommerce_order_number', 'append_string_order_number' );

function append_string_order_number( $order_id ) {
$prefix = 'mytextString';
$new_order_id = $prefix . $order_id;
return $new_order_id;

Does this solve your problem?

Keith Donegan comments:

Hi Naveen,

But this won't happen when an order is placed?

I need to dynamically add text when a customer clicks the place order button.

Naveen Chand comments:

Hi Keith,

May be you should use the filter: 'wocoomerce_before_calculate_totals', and then you can alter the product name in Cart, Checkout Page and Order Details page in the backend.

add_action( 'woocommerce_before_calculate_totals', 'append_string_order_item_name', 10, 1 );

function append_string_order_item_name( $cart ) {

foreach ( $cart->get_cart() as $cart_item ) {

// Get an instance of the WC_Product object
$product = $cart_item['data'];

// Get the product name (compatible with Woocommerce 3+)
$original_name = method_exists( $product, 'get_name' ) ? $product->get_name() : $product->post->post_title;

$suffix = 'mytextString';
$new_name = $original_name .$suffix;

// Set the new name (WooCommerce versions 2.5.x to 3+)
if( method_exists( $product, 'set_name' ) )
$product->set_name( $new_name );
$product->post->post_title = $new_name;

Keith Donegan comments:

This looks good, I'll, test when I get home, thanks.


Echeverri answers:

you will use some static or dynamic text, it requires that in the database it be saved with the name you need?


Ali mosbah answers:

You must added the input field and send it's value to append it to the order title