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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 substr(apply_filters( 'woocommerce_short_description', $product->post->post_excerpt ),0,230);
echo '...'
?>
</div>
<?php
}
add_action('woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title', 'woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title_short_description', 5);
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commented Nov 12, 2018

Changed to limit description to 230 characters, and will add '...' to the end of the the snippit.

Credits also to: @amanhstu

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commented Dec 7, 2018

This works great but the whole description displays as a clickable link (I verified it wasn't the theme).
Also it's displaying the description before the title, instead of below in shop page.

Any ideas for fix?
Thanks.

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commented Apr 22, 2019

@klynn33
Replace all
woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item_title
with
woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item

The following will offer understanding
WooCommerce Archive Page [Visual Hook Guide]
https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-visual-hook-guide-archiveshopcat-page/

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commented May 23, 2019

Hy,

I don't know why but if the text does not reach the character limit we set, the ellipsis will be there at a fixed point. I assume we should make an if statement that makes the ellispsis only if the text exceeds the character limit. Can you help me with that?

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