As a WooCommerce store owner, have you always been able to bring more customers to the checkout phase? If yes, you’re halfway there! But what happens when the customers leave your store after initiating the checkout? This is what you call checkout abandonment. Undoubtedly, most of the online retailers might have gone through this situation. High cart abandonment rate for your store’s checkout pages can often happen due to awful or complex checkout processes.

Nevertheless, you can dodge this dilemma by optimizing the checkout flow of your WooCommerce store. The checkout optimizations would certainly help you keep your customers until they make the final purchase and thus drive higher conversion rates.

WooCommerce offers a default checkout page for your online store that offers a step-by-step checkout process to collect required data from your customers before they complete an order. But have you ever felt that this default checkout page makes your website look boring? Or do you feel like something in it is missing or unnecessary? Then start customizing your WooCommerce checkout page to best suit your niche!

Each website works in its own way and has specific requirements. At times, you’d want to add new fields, modify existing fields or delete irrelevant fields on the checkout page of your WooCommerce store. So for customizing your checkout, you can either use a suitable plugin or implement custom development.

Plugins for customizing WooCommerce checkout 

Listed below are some of the best WooCommerce plugins that provide an easy way to make powerful customizations to your checkout page. These simple and intuitive plugins allow you to personalize your WooCommerce checkout page even if you don’t have any kind of technical expertise or coding skills.

1. WooCommerce Checkout Add-Ons – By SkyVerge

WooCommerce Checkout Add-Ons is a premium WooCommerce extension that lets you add different field types such as text fields, text areas, dropdowns, multi-selects, radio buttons, single/multi-checkboxes, and file upload options to your checkout page.

Key benefits

  • Add custom fields for add-on services and products
  • Add costs for required fields
  • Charge extra fees in fixed amount or percentage
  • Apply costs on a per-option basis 
  • Dynamically update the order details and total on the checkout page as options are selected or changed
  • View new fields from the “Orders” page
  • Sort or filter orders based on new fields

2. Checkout Manager for WooCommerce – By QuadLayers

Checkout Manager for WooCommerce allows you to customize and manage fields on your checkout page. The plugin allows you to add new fields into your checkout form. You can reduce the checkout steps by removing unnecessary fields.

Key benefits

  • Add new fields to the checkout page
  • Reorder checkout fields 
  • Display new fields on Order Summary
  • Upload files on the checkout page
  • Create conditional fields
  • Show fields conditionally based on different user roles, specific product/category
  • Disable billing address fields for virtual goods
  • Import/ export added fields data
  • Add your own custom CSS
  • Add html to fields label

3. Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce – By ThemeHigh

With Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce, you can add, modify, rearrange, or delete your WooCommerce checkout fields.

Key benefits

  • Add new custom fields in Billing, Shipping, and Additional fields sections.
  • Use field types such as Input Text, Password, Email, Phone, Select, Textarea, Radio
  • Modify core and custom fields
  • Change the order of the checkout fields
  • Enable/disable the display of fields optionally
  • Quick reset to default fields
  • Remove unwanted checkout fields

4. Flexible Checkout Fields for WooCommerce – By WP Desk

Use Flexible Checkout Field for WooCommerce to add new fields or edit the default fields. You can rearrange the order of the fields according to your requirements. The plugin offers a lot of field types such as a checkbox field, a date field, color picker field, etc.

Key benefits

  • Use the simple drag and drop to reorder your checkout fields
  • Edit labels and placeholders
  • Optionally show/hide fields
  • Display fields on other pages (eg:- Thank you page) in addition to the checkout page
  • Make specific fields optional or mandatory
  • Add custom CSS to style your fields
  • Enable field validations

5. Custom WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor – By ThemeLocation

Custom WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor enables you to customize your WooCommerce checkout and register pages. The plugin is quick and straightforward to use.

Key benefits

  • Add/ modify/ rearrange/ remove checkout fields
  • Insert labels and placeholders in required fields
  • Display fields optionally in Orders Page and Emails
  • Enable/disable fields accordingly
  • Reset checkout fields to default settings.

6. Custom Fields WooCommerce Checkout Page – By Jcodex

Custom Fields WooCommerce Checkout Page is a WooCommerce plugin designed to make it easy to add custom fields to your WooCommerce checkout page. You can even add a custom heading text on your checkout page.

Key benefits

  • Add custom heading text on your WooCommerce checkout page
  • Reorder your checkout fields quickly
  • Display the fields in Orders Page and Emails
  • Set required fields as mandatory 
  • Show or hide fields optionally
  • Reset your checkout fields to defaults easily.

Customizing WooCommerce checkout through code snippets

If you’re proficient in coding and tech-savvy, you have yet another option to customize your WooCommerce checkout. By using code snippets, you can manually edit your checkout template, thus customizing your checkout page to fit your requirements. 

To make customizations, you need to add the custom code to the functions.php file of your store’s child theme. You can use WooCommerce hooks to add the customizations to your checkout page.

The following are a set of code snippets that you can use to customize your WooCommerce checkout page.

Here’s the list of fields in the array passed to woocommerce_checkout_fields:

  • Billing
    • billing_first_name
    • billing_last_name
    • billing_company
    • billing_address_1
    • billing_address_2
    • billing_city
    • billing_postcode
    • billing_country
    • billing_state
    • billing_email
    • billing_phone
  • Shipping
    • shipping_first_name
    • shipping_last_name
    • shipping_company
    • shipping_address_1
    • shipping_address_2
    • shipping_city
    • shipping_postcode
    • shipping_country
    • shipping_state
  • Account
    • account_username
    • account_password
    • account_password-2
  • Order
    • order_comments

Remove your WooCommerce checkout field

The following code hides all possible fields (Billing, Shipping , and Order fields) from your checkout page. Add the code below to your child theme’s functions.php file.

add_filter( 'woocommerce_checkout_fields',
'ccf_remove_checkout_fields' );

function ccf_remove_checkout_fields( $fields ) {

// Billing fields
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_company'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_email'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_phone'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_state'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_first_name'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_last_name'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_address_1'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_address_2'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_city'] );
unset( $fields['billing']['billing_postcode'] );

// Shipping fields
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_company'] );
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_phone'] );
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_state'] );
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_first_name'] );
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_last_name'] );
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_address_1'] );
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_address_2'] );
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_city'] );
unset( $fields['shipping']['shipping_postcode'] );

// Order fields
unset( $fields['order']['order_comments'] );

return $fields;
}


Note
It is recommended not to remove the Country field. If you remove it, you won’t be able to complete the orders successfully and your checkout form will return an error saying, “Please enter an address to continue.

Change the input field labels and placeholders of your WooCommerce checkout page

To customize the input field labels and placeholders, add the code below to your child theme’s functions.php file.

add_filter('woocommerce_checkout_fields',
'ccf_override_checkout_fields');

function ccf_override_checkout_fields($fields) {
unset($fields['billing']['billing_address_2']);
$fields['billing']['billing_company']['placeholder'] = 'Business Name';
$fields['billing']['billing_company']['label'] = 'Business Name';
$fields['billing']['billing_first_name']['placeholder'] = 'First Name';
$fields['shipping']['shipping_first_name']['placeholder'] = 'First Name';
$fields['shipping']['shipping_last_name']['placeholder'] = 'Last Name';
$fields['shipping']['shipping_company']['placeholder'] = 'Company Name';
$fields['billing']['billing_last_name']['placeholder'] = 'Last Name';
$fields['billing']['billing_email']['placeholder'] = 'Email Address ';
$fields['billing']['billing_phone']['placeholder'] = 'Phone ';
return $fields;
}

Add new fields to your WooCommerce checkout page

You can add new custom fields to your checkout page by adding the code below to your child theme’s functions.php file.

add_filter('woocommerce_checkout_fields',
'ccf_checkout_field_editor');

function ccf_checkout_field_editor($fields){
$fields['shipping']['shipping_field_value'] = array (
‘Label’ => _(‘Field Value’, ‘woocommerce’),
‘Placeholder’ => _x(‘Field Value’, ‘placeholder’,’woocommerce’),
‘Required’ => true
);
return $fields;
}

Make a required field not required on your WooCommerce checkout page

Let’s consider making the field  Billing Company non-required. Add the code below to your child theme’s  functions.php file.

add_filter( 'woocommerce_billing_fields',
'ccf_unrequire_ccf_phone_field');

function ccf_unrequire_ccf_phone_field( $fields ) {
$fields['billing_phone']['required'] = false;
return $fields;
}

Similarly, you can make a field required by changing the false” to “true.

To manage your code snippets easily and effectively, you’d also try using the free plugin Code Snippets instead of adding these custom codes directly to the functions.php file of your child theme.

The bottom line

The checkout process of your online store plays a prominent role in making your client’s journey interesting and engaging. It is the checkout phase where the customers really decide whether they’re going to to stay or leave. Therefore, a smooth and easy checkout flow is essential to build credibility with your customers.

WooCommerce platform gives you boundless flexibility to customize your checkout process and thus serve your customers the best. The above specified plugins and code snippets would indeed help you enhance the performance of your WooCommerce checkout page. However, remember to keep your plugin count to minimum for ensuring improved performance, security, and loading speeds of your store.

So happy customizing!

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