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WooCommerce: Add Content Under “Place Order” Button @ Checkout

Adding content to the WooCommerce Checkout page is very easy.

All you need is to identify the position where you want to show your content (by using my WooCommerce Checkout Visual Hook Guide) and then create a short PHP function that prints on screen the content you need.

In this example, we will see how to add some content below the “Place Order” button on the WooCommerce Checkout page. This could be very helpful, for example, to print your GDPR-compliant Privacy Policy message and make sure the user is aware about the use of personal data.

Add content to the WooCommerce Checkout page

PHP Snippet: Add Content Under “Place Order” Button @ WooCommerce Checkout

 * @snippet       Add Content Under "Place Order" Button @ WooCommerce Checkout
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @
 * @source
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @testedwith    Woo 3.5.1
 * @donate $9

add_action( 'woocommerce_review_order_after_submit', 'bbloomer_privacy_message_below_checkout_button' );

function bbloomer_privacy_message_below_checkout_button() {
	echo '<p><small>Your personal data will help us create your account and to support your user experience throughout this website. Please have a look at our <a href="/privacy-policy" target=_blank">Privacy Policy</a> for more information on how we use your personal data</small></p>';

Where to add this code?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such delicate files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free WooCommerce Customization video tutorial.

Does this snippet still work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked 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 on PHP 7.

If you think this code saved you time & money, please join other Business Bloomer supporters and avail of 365 days of WooCommerce benefits. Thank you in advance :)

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert, WordCamp speaker and Internet marketer, Rodolfo Melogli has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. He helps entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares :) Rodolfo is the organiser of WordCamp Dublin, the Dublin WooCommerce Meetup, the Dublin Ecommerce Meetup and the Dublin WordPress Meetup. He enjoys interacting with people, travelling and chasing tennis & soccer balls. Of course, he loves pizza too.

11 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Add Content Under “Place Order” Button @ Checkout

  1. Hi there,
    Thank you for your information. Can this also be used to load javascript?
    I would like to add some javascript code under the place order button.

    Thank you for your reply.

    1. Hey Mike, thanks for your comment! Yes, of course, you can echo a script via PHP, that’s no problem ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Works great, thanks! Easy ti edit for my own message

    1. Nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Rodolfo – Works great! Thanks for another money saving modification.


    1. Great ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thanks for the tip. Works like a charm.
    What about WPML, how would this translate?

    1. Hey Lambert, thanks for your comment! In order to make a string translatable you have to wrap it in a __() function: – hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi,

    When I add the snippet to my site, it breaks the site and every page is blank. Have you had any issues?

    1. Sorry, I had this snippet already on my site. The 2 instances collided and broke the site. All fixed.

    2. Excellent ๐Ÿ™‚

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