WooCommerce: Sort Cart Items Alphabetically A>Z

Your WooCommerce shopping cart might look messy when it contains many products. Your specific business, besides, might require you buy “Part 1” first and “Part 2” after.

A way to tidy up the WooCommerce shopping basket is – for example – to sort products based on their title, from A to Z. As usual, this can be done with a few lines of PHP, even if you have no clue about coding… feel free to copy, paste, and enjoy the snippet ๐Ÿ™‚

Sort WooCommerce Cart Products Alphabetically

PHP Snippet: Sort Products Alphabetically @ WooCommerce Cart

/**
* @snippet       Sort Products Alphabetically @ WooCommerce Cart
* @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
* @author        Rodolfo Melogli
* @testedwith    Woo 3.7
* @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
*/

add_action( 'woocommerce_cart_loaded_from_session', 'bbloomer_sort_cart_items_alphabetically' );

function bbloomer_sort_cart_items_alphabetically() {

// READ CART ITEMS
$products_in_cart = array();
foreach ( WC()->cart->get_cart_contents() as $key => $item ) {
$products_in_cart[ $key ] = $item['data']->get_title();
}

// SORT CART ITEMS
natsort( $products_in_cart );

// ASSIGN SORTED ITEMS TO CART
$cart_contents = array();
foreach ( $products_in_cart as $cart_key => $product_title ) {
$cart_contents[ $cart_key ] = WC()->cart->cart_contents[ $cart_key ];
}
WC()->cart->cart_contents = $cart_contents;

}

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.

12 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Sort Cart Items Alphabetically A>Z

  1. Hi there, how would i go about if i wanted to order by categories for example a restaurant might want starters to be at the top and mains after so that it is organised. Love to hear back from you.

    Regards Sam

    1. Hi Sam, 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. Is possible to sort the product as [AaBbCc] instead of [ABCabc]?

    1. Hello David, 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!

  3. Would you know how to change this to order by product category? I’ve made a few attempts, but I am not very familiar with woocommerce coding.

    Thanks to anyone who can help.

    1. Hello Gerry – 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

  4. Hi!
    Last year I was looking for something like this, only shorted by Id or Shipping, it’s easy to change to any other data.
    Thank you so much!!

  5. It works!

  6. Hi Rodolfo,

    Thank you for your code snippet.

    It worked like a charm!

    1. Excellent, thank you Nick ๐Ÿ™‚

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