WooCommerce: Rename “State” Label @ Checkout

Here’s a super quick snippet you can use to rename the WooCommerce checkout “state” field label for both billing & shipping.

Of course you can learn by example and apply the same snippet to other checkout fields, all yopu need to change is the field ID. Enjoy!

How to rename the “State” checkout field

PHP Snippet: Rename State Label @ Checkout Page

/**
 * @snippet       Rename State Field Label @ WooCommerce Checkout
 * @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_default_address_fields' , 'bbloomer_rename_state_province', 9999 );

function bbloomer_rename_state_province( $fields ) {
    $fields['state']['label'] = 'Province';
    return $fields;
}

If you want to rename other fields, just replace ‘state‘ inside the square brackets with:

  • country
  • first_name
  • ‘last_name
  • ‘company
  • address_1
  • address_2
  • city
  • postcode

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.

3 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Rename “State” Label @ Checkout

  1. Hello Rodolfo!
    Exactly where I was stuck after our discussion on the CustomizeWoo 2.0 course comment area… BTW, I highly recommend this course to all people who want to improve their Woocommerce skills.
    Related with this snippet: it does work only for Italy, where you are from :)). If I choose Italy, the label changes in “Province”. But for other countries (eg United Kingdom or Romania), the “County” label will be there. For the United States, the label is “State”, and so on.
    Please advise how to proceed for these situations. Thank you!

    1. I FOUND MYSELF. There is a chance to use woocommerce_get_country_locale hook:

      add_filter('woocommerce_get_country_locale', 'marcelbotezat_change_state_label_locale');
      function marcelbotezat_change_state_label_locale($locale){
          $locale['GB']['state']['label'] = __('somethingUK', 'woocommerce');
      	$locale['RO']['state']['label'] = __('somethingRO', 'woocommerce');
          $locale['US']['state']['label'] = __('anythingUS', 'woocommerce');
          return $locale;
      }
      1. Excellent!

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