WooCommerce: Edit “Continue Shopping” Link Redirect

“Continue Shopping” appears on the Cart page when an item is added to Cart and you have “Redirect to the cart page after successful addition” enabled via the WooCommerce settings.

By default, “Continue Shopping” button redirects to the previously visited page – sometimes this makes no sense and you might want to send them back to the main shop page instead (or a custom page).

Here’s a quick snippet to do just that. Enjoy!

The “Continue Shopping” link @ WooCommerce Cart

PHP Snippet: Change “Continue Shopping” Redirect

/**
 * @snippet       Continue Shopping Link - WooCommerce Cart
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.6.2
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */

add_filter( 'woocommerce_continue_shopping_redirect', 'bbloomer_change_continue_shopping' );

function bbloomer_change_continue_shopping() {
	return wc_get_page_permalink( 'shop' );
}

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.

4 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Edit “Continue Shopping” Link Redirect

  1. I tried this and it seems to have disabled other links in woocommerce. I removed the code but now the cart page won’t load when adding new items and it won’t let me update the functions.php file (keeps giving me an error that it will not save). Can you help? I was careful not to take out any of the theme code and put it at the bottom right before the ?>. Not sure what happened!

    1. Hello Laura, thanks for your comment! I just tested this again with Storefront theme and it works perfectly. Maybe your theme (or another plugin) is messing/conflicting with my snippet?

      To troubleshoot, disable all plugins but WooCommerce and also switch temporarily to “Twentyseventeen” theme (load the snippet there in functions.php) – does it work? If yes, you have a problem with your current theme or one of the plugins.

      Hope this helps!

      R

  2. Awesome. It worked!
    I was looking for this.

    1. Great!

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