I have a Woocommerce e-shop where each product has at least five tags. The problem is each product's tags are displayed alphabetically on the single product page.

I would like to know if it's possible to display products tags without any sorting.

Supposing I entered the below tags in the following order: cTag, dTag, aTag, eTag, bTag

CURRENT display: aTag, bTag, cTag, dTag, eTag

EXPECTED display: cTag, dTag, aTag, eTag, bTag

I tried to deal with the single-product > meta.php file to manage it, but I didn't find anything to deal with the wc_get_product_tag_list function.

  • did you ask on woo themes?
    – rudtek
    Sep 29, 2017 at 16:38

2 Answers 2


wc_get_product_tag_list uses get_the_terms function, so you can use get_the_terms filter to reorder your tags:

add_filter( 'get_the_terms', 'get_the_terms_filter', 10, 3 );
function get_the_terms_filter( $terms, $post_id, $taxonomy ){
  // filter...

  return $terms;

I finally found the source of the issue:

The errors doesn't come from the display, but from the Wordpress post save/update.

How to reproduce:

  1. Go to Post/Product tags:

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  1. Then, enter a new Tag:

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  1. Add it to the tag list:

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As you can see, "Kiwi" is the latest added tag, and I want to display them as is.

  1. Then save the post (product) changes:

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As shown above, "Kiwi" isn't at the latest place anymore, it goes on the 4th place, and this isn't what I want.

To sum up, Wordpress is ordering alphabetically the different tags.

Can I tell Wordpress to let the order as the terms was entered ?

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