Customize WooCommerce Date Format

by Owais Alam  January 30, 2018

The problem with date formats is that everyone has their own requirements. In many cases, admin people and inventory management have different requirements for date formats. This often happens in WooCommerce based projects where different stakeholders have different requirements for date formats.

Fortunately, changing the default date format in WooCommerce is simply a matter of using a filter and a function. In this short tutorial, I will demonstrate how to change the WooCommerce date format. Note that the code for this functions should be added to the functions.php, located in the theme folder. 

The following code alters the WooCommerce date format to Y/M/D:

If you want to change format to D/M/Y, just alter the last line of the function to:

Alternate Method

The following code option presents an alternate solution for the problem:

Wrapping Up

Changing the date format in WooCommerce is a simple task that is often an essential requirement of many projects. If you need help, just drop a comment below.

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About Owais Alam

is the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways – A Managed WooCommerce Hosting Platform and a seasoned PHP developer. He loves to develop all sorts of websites on WordPress and is in love with WooCommerce in particular. You can email him at

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