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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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kentunetexas commented Jun 3, 2021 via email

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

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