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Display product description on WooCommerce shop/category pages
<?php
/**
* Add the product's short description (excerpt) to the WooCommerce shop/category pages. The description displays after the product's name, but before the product's price.
*
* Ref: https://gist.github.com/om4james/9883140
*
* Put this snippet into a child theme's functions.php file
*/
function woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title_short_description() {
global $product;
if ( ! $product->post->post_excerpt ) return;
?>
<div itemprop="description">
<?php echo apply_filters( 'woocommerce_short_description', $product->post->post_excerpt ) ?>
</div>
<?php
}
add_action('woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title', 'woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title_short_description', 5);
@abid112
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abid112 commented Aug 14, 2019

Worked perfectly! Thank you so much man! Appreciate your good work.

@sonphan-tanson
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sonphan-tanson commented Sep 3, 2019

Where do I want to learn things like this?

@kirstenvh32
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kirstenvh32 commented Oct 17, 2019

Anyone know how to make the comment area be within a set height colored box? My client has descriptions that are all different lengths but they want the descriptions to look uniform

@mark3738
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mark3738 commented Oct 29, 2019

Hi kirstenvh32 - I am assuming you mean the short description area below your product on the shop page. It will depend on your theme somewhat how that box is determined but some css code I have used to equalise column heights is below. You need to add it to your child theme css code.

.product_item a.product_item_link {
min-height: 90px;
}

.archive .product_item a.product_item_link img {
max-height: 150px;
}

The second piece of code helps align products without images. You may need to adjust the numbers depending how long your short description is.

You can also sometimes add your own classes or styles to change font size, etc but that also varies according to your theme. In this case if you are relatively confident not to break code you could add a class in the code that changes the description in this section

e.g.

And then style .myownclass in your child theme css file.

Give it a try anyway.

@tiagorossialvolocal
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tiagorossialvolocal commented Feb 4, 2020

Thank you very much

@moving900
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moving900 commented Apr 29, 2020

This is exactly what I have been looking for, however, is there a way to tweak it a bit so that the description text is not part of the link (rather, just regular text) and perhaps add a bit of spacing between the product title and this? Also, a way to edit the description font size a bit so it doesn't look like a long product title?

@mrwweb
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mrwweb commented May 21, 2020

Notes: This now throws an error because the $product global isn't intended to be accessed directly. Using has_excerpt() and get_the_excerpt() worked just fine for me instead.

@moving900 The woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item hook will place the description outside of the link.

Here was my final code:

<?php
function woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title_short_description() {
	if ( has_excerpt() ) :
		?>
		<div itemprop="description">
			<?php echo apply_filters( 'woocommerce_short_description', get_the_excerpt() ) ?>
		</div>
		<?php
	endif;
}
add_action( 'woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item', 'woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title_short_description', 5 );

@jasperf
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jasperf commented Jul 3, 2020

Thanks @mrwweb . Works well on the category page. Only description we use are rather long so will need to shorten them some with something like

add_filter( 'woocommerce_short_description', 'prefix_filter_woocommerce_short_description' );
/**
 * Limit WooCommerce Short Description Field
 */
function prefix_filter_woocommerce_short_description( $post_post_excerpt ) { 
    // make filter magic happen here... 
    if(! is_product() ) { // add in conditionals
        $text = $post_post_excerpt; 
        $words = 10; // change word length
        $more = ' […]'; // add a more cta
        
        $post_post_excerpt = wp_trim_words( $text, $words, $more );
    }
    return $post_post_excerpt; 
}; 

as shared by Neil Gee https://gist.github.com/neilgee/c0834345db048429e3efb8ff47e3478d#file-get-shorty-php

@kadsyy
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kadsyy commented Jul 6, 2020

Using get_the_excerpt() will eliminates the "Product properties should not be accessed directly" error.
Thanks @mrwweb

@maciejskoc
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maciejskoc commented Jul 10, 2020

Hi!
How to change this code when I need to show "tab-description" instead of short description?

@mimsumaiya
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mimsumaiya commented Jul 12, 2020

thanks a lot

@criespy
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criespy commented Aug 10, 2020

Thanks om4james, it works perfectly
I added some limit for displaying character, and match my website

@pxvlv
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pxvlv commented Oct 29, 2020

Hi everybody,
how can I "echo" only first <p class="myclass"> element contained inside the woocommerce_short_description?
I guess using something like $html->find('p.myclass[1] p') but how do I code it inside woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title_short_description function?
I'm not a coder at all, can someone help me please?
Many thanks :-)
Marcella

Hi everyone.
Could anyone of you mighty and brave php experts provide a solution for that?
Thanks in advance :)

@kentunetexas
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kentunetexas commented Feb 25, 2021

This worked great, BUT.... can someone help me figure out how to only show the short description for certain product categories?

@scaliebloke
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scaliebloke commented Jun 2, 2021

Hi,

I am also looking for what kentunetexas is looking for

This worked great, BUT.... can someone help me figure out how to only show the short description for certain product categories?

Hey mate, did you ever find a solution to this at all?

Kind regards.

@kentunetexas
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kentunetexas commented Jun 3, 2021

@AnhDOS
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AnhDOS commented Jul 22, 2021

Hello all. There is one issue with this code. If I format the short description text in the product page, it will be formatted on Shop page as well.
Could anyone help me to keep the text on shop page unformatted?

@AnhDOS
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AnhDOS commented Jul 22, 2021

Thanks @mrwweb . Works well on the category page. Only description we use are rather long so will need to shorten them some with something like

add_filter( 'woocommerce_short_description', 'prefix_filter_woocommerce_short_description' );
/**
 * Limit WooCommerce Short Description Field
 */
function prefix_filter_woocommerce_short_description( $post_post_excerpt ) { 
    // make filter magic happen here... 
    if(! is_product() ) { // add in conditionals
        $text = $post_post_excerpt; 
        $words = 10; // change word length
        $more = ' […]'; // add a more cta
        
        $post_post_excerpt = wp_trim_words( $text, $words, $more );
    }
    return $post_post_excerpt; 
}; 

as shared by Neil Gee https://gist.github.com/neilgee/c0834345db048429e3efb8ff47e3478d#file-get-shorty-php

This doesn't work to me. The code of @mrwweb work.

@lobebe
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lobebe commented Dec 6, 2021

This works perfectly in functions.php

@d4v1dc1987
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d4v1dc1987 commented Jul 14, 2022

What if I would like to filter only the first paragraph of the short description instead of trim words?

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