WooCommerce: Rename “Place Order” Button @ Checkout

The “Place Order” button is the call to action you want ALL customers to take, right? Well, changing its label to a more specific, custom message could mean a small increase in sales conversion.

Thankfully, you can try this with as low as 4 lines of PHP, even if you don’t know coding. Just copy and paste the snippet by following the instructions below and give your unique store a unique checkout message ๐Ÿ™‚

WooCommerce: rename Place Order button label @ Checkout

PHP Snippet Alternative 1: Rename “Place Order” Button @ WooCommerce Checkout

 * @snippet       Rename "Place Order" Button @ WooCommerce Checkout
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.8
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
add_filter( 'woocommerce_order_button_text', 'bbloomer_rename_place_order_button', 9999 );
function bbloomer_rename_place_order_button() {
   return 'Continue'; 

PHP Snippet Alternative 2: Rename “Place Order” Button @ WooCommerce Checkout

If the above snippet doesn’t work – try this one. Please note: you have to enter your button name in 3 places, see below in ALL CAPS.

 * @snippet       Rename "Place Order" Button @ WooCommerce Checkout ALT
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.8
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
add_filter( 'woocommerce_order_button_html', 'bbloomer_rename_place_order_button_alt', 9999 );
function bbloomer_rename_place_order_button_alt() {
   return '<button type="submit" class="button alt" name="woocommerce_checkout_place_order" id="place_order" value="CONTINUE" data-value="CONTINUE">CONTINUE</button>';

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.

8 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Rename “Place Order” Button @ Checkout

  1. Hello,

    In my product, the button is written as ” BUY NOW” and I would like to chane it.

    The code you provided did not work for me. Could you please help me out?

    Best Regards,

    1. Hi Omer, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  2. Hello and first of all congratulation for your work ..
    I am trying to edit the text of the button “Proceed to PayPal” to “Continuer →” on Woocommerce v.3.6.5
    Testing this snippet but it does not work with me.

    /* Change text button Proceed to PayPal */
    add_filter( 'woocommerce_order_button_text', 'bbloomer_rename_place_order_button' );
    function bbloomer_rename_place_order_button() {
       return 'Continuer &rarr;';
  3. it’s works for me… just easy to do with your script ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Cheers Corey ๐Ÿ™‚

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