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    How to customize a WooCommerce order number?

    How to customize a WooCommerce order number?

    CHALLENGE: apply a prefix and a sufix to woo order_number

    SOLUTION: define woocommerce_order_number filter

    By design, WooCommerce order number is just the next available ID from the wp_posts table. ID value is set as AUTO_INCREMENT. When you’re adding new WP posts / pages, a new row will be added in the wp_posts table. Also, shop orders are defined as records there.

    SQL Find all orders

    To retrieve all order list, we can use the SQL Select query.

    # select all woocommerce orders
    SELECT * FROM wp_posts WHERE post_type LIKE 'shop_order'

    Custom order number

    We would like to customize the order number displayed in order details, email notifications and API responses. The prefix will be 2 letter language code, the suffix will be the year when the order was created. Our WordPress uses multisite network configuration. A custom order number allows to distinguish orders between different sub sites / languages.

     * // functions.php
     * Customize order number
     * Example: EN/604/2021
    add_filter( 'woocommerce_order_number', 'ct_change_woocommerce_order_number', 1, 2);
    function ct_change_woocommerce_order_number( $order_id, $order ) {
        $blog_id = get_current_blog_id();
        $prefix = 'EN/';
        $orderDate = new DateTime($order->get_date_created());
        $suffix = '/' . $orderDate->format('Y');
        if($blog_id == 2) {
            $prefix = 'DE/';
        return $prefix . $order->get_id() . $suffix;

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