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Display product description on WooCommerce shop/category pages
* 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:
* 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 ) ?>
add_action('woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title', 'woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title_short_description', 5);
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maciejskoc commented Jul 10, 2020

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

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mimsumaiya commented Jul 12, 2020

thanks a lot

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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

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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 :-)

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

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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?

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scaliebloke commented Jun 2, 2021


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.

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kentunetexas commented Jun 3, 2021

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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?

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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; 

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

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lobebe commented Dec 6, 2021

This works perfectly in functions.php

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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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