In the standard WooCommerce template file content-single-product.php there is a set of hooks that control the way the page lays out in a series of blocks which are called by a series of hooks eg 'woocommerce_before_single_product_summary'. If you are familiar with WooCommerce you will know what I mean.

There are three of these

  • woocommerce_before_single_product_summary
  • woocommerce_single_product_summary
  • woocommerce_after_single_product_summary

For my layout I need to add a fourth along the lines of 'woocommerce_before_single_product_intro'

I understand that I can move content around, such as moving the title to before the image. That seems to work fine, but I can't work out how to add a new hook.

I have tried adding add_action( 'woocommerce_single_product_intro', 'woocommerce_template_single_title', 5 ); to my functions file but it didn't work and I am guessing I have missed something rather important from it.

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You can create a hook by calling do_action, then referring to the hook in your functions.php with add_action.

For example, in the theme, where you want the action to occur:


Then in functions.php


For the sake of maintainability, I'd choose a naming convention that doesn't confuse your hooks with WooCommerce's.

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    Thanks, worked a treat, and a good point about the naming convention, have taken that on board. Feb 28, 2016 at 16:21

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