WooCommerce: Add Shipping Phone @ Checkout

I’m surprised WooCommerce doesn’t offer this field out of the box. Most ecommerce websites actually require a shipping phone to organize delivery and communicate with the end customer in case there are problems.

Thankfully, there is a hook (filter) for that. It’s called “woocommerce_checkout_fields” and can be used to remove, move or add checkout fields quickly. And here’s how to add, for example, a new shipping field called “shipping_phone”. Enjoy!

How to create a new checkout field: shipping phone

PHP Snippet: Display Shipping Phone @ Checkout Fields

/**
 * @snippet       Shipping Phone & Email - WooCommerce
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.6.4
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */

add_filter( 'woocommerce_checkout_fields', 'bbloomer_shipping_phone_checkout' );

function bbloomer_shipping_phone_checkout( $fields ) {
	$fields['shipping']['shipping_phone'] = array(
		'label' => 'Phone',
		'required' => false,
		'class' => array( 'form-row-wide' ),
		'priority' => 25,
	);
	return $fields;
}
 
add_action( 'woocommerce_admin_order_data_after_shipping_address', 'bbloomer_shipping_phone_checkout_display' );

function bbloomer_shipping_phone_checkout_display( $order ){
    echo '<p><b>Shipping Phone:</b> ' . get_post_meta( $order->get_id(), '_shipping_phone', true ) . '</p>';
}

Where to add this snippet?

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 files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

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+.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as a 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.

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Add Shipping Phone @ Checkout

  1. Thank you Rodolfo,
    code is working, text field is added in checkout page, is present in the order in the back office, but is not returned in the “Thank you for your order” email
    Grazie
    Mauro

    1. Correct, Mauro. Try studying this: https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-add-custom-checkout-field-php/ (part #5 snippet #2)

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