Hey guys, today i’d like to share a little method that could be interesting for many of you. I’d like to show you how to change the WooCommerce orders default status by payment gateways. For example, when you make a purchase and use the BACS payment (bank transfer), the default order status is “on hold”, but you could choose to automatically mark the status as “processing” instead. The idea is to not modify cores files (and basically I really recommend to never modify core files, never), but to create a little class and use a filter.
The function that lists default payment gateways in WooCommerce is core_gateways(). This function is hooked to a filter called woocommerce_payment_gateways. So, the first step is to remove that filter and add our own. I will work only in the functions.php file within the theme folder (remember? Never modify core files). To do so, we’ll use the remove_filter() and the add_filter() functions:
Now that we have removed the filter, you can see that in the add_filter() function we have a callback named my_core_gateways. This callback is the name of a function that will replace the default core_gateways() function. This function is the one that list WooCommerce default payment gateways. I will change the content of that function and replace the call to the WC_Gateway_BACS class. This class is the bank transfer default class. Here is the code of that new function:
As you can see the only change I made is that I replaced WC_Gateway_BACS by WC_Gateway_BACS_custom.
Are you still with me huh? Well, to summarize, I need to remove the filter that calls the default payment gateways, and use a custom function. In this custom function, I replace the call to the BACS class, and now i need to create this new BACS class. To do so, use that code:
In this snippet, I only changed the default status from “on-hold” to “processing”…. and boom the magic appears! Now each order paid using the BACS payment gateway will be marked as processing, not as on hold.