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WooCommerce: Easily Get Order Info (total, items, etc) from $order Object

As WooCommerce a freelancer, every day I repeat many coding operations that make me waste time. One of them is: “How to get ____ if I have the $order variable/object?”.

For example, “How can I get the order total”? Or “How can I get the order items”? Or maybe the order ID, customer ID, billing info, payment method, total refunds and so on… hopefully this article will help you save time as well ๐Ÿ™‚

1. You have access to $order

Hooks (do_action and apply_filters) use additional arguments which are passed on to the function. If they allow you to use the “$order” object you’re in business. Here’s how to get all the order information:


// Get Order ID
$order->get_id()

// Get Order Totals $0.00
$order->get_formatted_order_total( )
$order->get_cart_tax()
$order->get_currency()
$order->get_discount_tax()
$order->get_discount_to_display()
$order->get_discount_total()
$order->get_fees()
$order->get_formatted_line_subtotal()
$order->get_shipping_tax()
$order->get_shipping_total()
$order->get_subtotal()
$order->get_subtotal_to_display()
$order->get_tax_location()
$order->get_tax_totals()
$order->get_taxes()
$order->get_total()
$order->get_total_discount()
$order->get_total_tax()
$order->get_total_refunded( )
$order->get_total_tax_refunded( )
$order->get_total_shipping_refunded( )
$order->get_item_count_refunded( string $item_type = '' )
$order->get_total_qty_refunded( string $item_type = 'line_item' )
$order->get_qty_refunded_for_item( integer $item_id, string $item_type = 'line_item' )
$order->get_total_refunded_for_item( integer $item_id, string $item_type = 'line_item' )
$order->get_tax_refunded_for_item( integer $item_id, integer $tax_id, string $item_type = 'line_item' )
$order->get_total_tax_refunded_by_rate_id( integer $rate_id )
$order->get_remaining_refund_amount( )

// Get Order Items
$order->get_items()
$order->get_items_key()
$order->get_items_tax_classes()
$order->get_item()
$order->get_item_count()
$order->get_item_subtotal()
$order->get_item_tax()
$order->get_item_total()
$order->get_downloadable_items( )

// Get Order Lines
$order->get_line_subtotal()
$order->get_line_tax()
$order->get_line_total()

// Get Order Shipping
$order->get_shipping_method()
$order->get_shipping_methods()
$order->get_shipping_to_display()

// Get Order Dates
$order->get_date_created()
$order->get_date_modified()
$order->get_date_completed( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_date_paid( string $context = 'view'  )

// Get Order User, Billing & Shipping Addresses
$order->get_customer_id( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_user_id( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_user( )
$order->get_customer_ip_address( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_customer_user_agent( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_created_via( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_customer_note( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_address_prop( string $prop, string $address = 'billing', string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_first_name( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_last_name( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_company( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_address_1( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_address_2( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_city( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_state( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_postcode( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_country( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_email( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_billing_phone( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_first_name( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_last_name( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_company( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_address_1( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_address_2( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_city( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_state( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_postcode( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_shipping_country( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_address( string $type = 'billing'  )
$order->get_shipping_address_map_url( )
$order->get_formatted_billing_full_name( )
$order->get_formatted_shipping_full_name( )
$order->get_formatted_billing_address( string $empty_content = ''  )
$order->get_formatted_shipping_address( string $empty_content = ''  )

// Get Order Payment Details
$order->get_payment_method( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_payment_method_title( string $context = 'view'  )
$order->get_transaction_id( string $context = 'view'  )

// Get Order URLs
$order->get_checkout_payment_url( boolean $on_checkout = false  )
$order->get_checkout_order_received_url( )
$order->get_cancel_order_url( string $redirect = ''  )
$order->get_cancel_order_url_raw( string $redirect = ''  )
$order->get_cancel_endpoint( )
$order->get_view_order_url( )
$order->get_edit_order_url( )

// Get Order Status
$order->get_status( )

// source: https://docs.woocommerce.com/wc-apidocs/class-WC_Order.html

2. You have access to $order_id

If you have access to the order ID (once again, usually the do_action or apply_filters might give you this), you have to get the order object first. Then do the exact same things as above.


// Get $order object from order ID

$order = wc_get_order( $order_id );

// Now you have access to (see above)...

$order->get_id()
$order->get_formatted_order_total( )
// etc.
// etc.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Easily Get Order Info (total, items, etc) from $order Object

  1. Great Blogpost, Thanks Rodolfo.

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