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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        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @source        https://businessbloomer.com/?p=73953
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @testedwith    Woo 3.3.4
 */

add_action( 'woocommerce_cart_loaded_from_session', 'bbloomer_sort_cart_items_alphabetically' );

function bbloomer_sort_cart_items_alphabetically() {
    
	global $woocommerce;
	
	// READ CART ITEMS
	$products_in_cart = array();
	foreach ( $woocommerce->cart->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 ] = $woocommerce->cart->cart_contents[ $cart_key ];
	}
	$woocommerce->cart->cart_contents = $cart_contents;
	
}

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 :)

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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 :) 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.

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

  1. 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

  2. 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!!

    1. Excellent ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. It works!

  4. Hi Rodolfo,

    Thank you for your code snippet.

    It worked like a charm!

    1. Excellent, thank you Nick ๐Ÿ™‚

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