I'm using this plugin to customize order statuses in Woocommerce: Woocommerce Order Status Manager

In documentation it says I translate order status name using the following filter:


Indeed, in plugin source there are these lines:

public function get_name() {

     * Filter the name
     * @since 1.3.0
     * @param string $name The order status name
     * @param string $slug The order status slug
    return apply_filters( 'wc_order_status_manager_order_status_name', $this->name, $this->slug );

In my theme's functions.php I added the following code:

function af_change_shipped_status_name($name, $slug){
if ('shipped' == $slug){
    $name = __('Shipped', 'mythemetextdomain');
return $name;

add_filter( 'wc_order_status_manager_order_status_name', 'af_change_shipped_status_name', 10, 2 );

But it's not working.

Were am I wrong?

1 Answer 1


Recheck your filter code closely. You are modifying $name but returning $status_name which is undefined. If you had debugging enabled, you should have seen the debug message telling you that $status_name is an undefined variable

Simply change

return $status_name;


return $name;
  • Hi Pieter, I'm sorry I mess up with variable names when inserting the code here in the question. Problem is that even returning the right variable, filter is still not working. PS: should I edit the question with the right variable or not?
    – bluantinoo
    Jan 5, 2016 at 11:22
  • Have you tried changing the priority of 10 to something like 11 or 999, and are your values what you expect them to be. Do var_dump($name)and var_dump($slug) to check your values. If this does not help, file an edit with all updated info Jan 6, 2016 at 4:30
  • I tried changing filter priority just like you suggested, but it's not translating. How to var_dump in a filter function?
    – bluantinoo
    Jan 10, 2016 at 21:30

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