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WooCommerce: Display Custom Filters @ WP Dashboard > Products

If you go to WordPress Dashboard > Products you will find default product admin filters such as “Select a category”, “Filter by product type”, “Filter by stock status”. What if you want to add more custom filters to let your shop managers find products easily?

For example, you could add “Filter by product tag” (“product tags” are one of the two default WooCommerce “taxonomies” together with “product categories”). Or, if you use custom taxonomies such as product brands, you could add a “Filter by product brand” dropdown.

Thankfully this is super easy – and here comes the proof ๐Ÿ™‚

Adding custom admin product filters in WooCommerce

PHP Snippet: Add Custom Taxonomy Filter @ WooCommerce Products Admin Dashboard


/** 
* @snippet       Show Custom Filter @ WooCommerce Products Admin
* @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055 
* @sourcecode    https://businessbloomer.com/?p=78136
* @author        Rodolfo Melogli 
* @compatible    WooCommerce 3.4.4 
*/ 

add_filter( 'woocommerce_product_filters', 'bbloomer_filter_by_custom_taxonomy_dashboard_products' );

function bbloomer_filter_by_custom_taxonomy_dashboard_products( $output ) {
  
  global $wp_query;

  $output .= wc_product_dropdown_categories( array(
	'show_option_none' => 'Filter by product tag',
	'taxonomy' => 'product_tag',
	'name' => 'product_tag',
	'selected' => isset( $wp_query->query_vars['product_tag'] ) ? $wp_query->query_vars['product_tag'] : '',
  ) );
  
  return $output;
}

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.

4 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Display Custom Filters @ WP Dashboard > Products

  1. Hi,
    Thank you for a great article. But actually what I want is to filter products in admin page by tax class. Is that possible? And how to do that? Please help.

    1. Hello John, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – but unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R

  2. It worked perfect!
    Can I add more filters? Something like store or taxes?
    Thank you very much!

    1. Hey there – thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – but unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R

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