My question conserns the Woocommerce plugin.

As you know we can create a custom single-page.php within our theme provided it is inside woocommerce subfolder.

What I need is the ability to have the single-product.php file inside my plugin.

I have tried a lot of ways and it works for other pages, for example I can redirect single-product/title.php to another page but I have had no luck redirect single-product.php.

I understand I probably can redirect it through httaccess file but what I need is redirecting the file through a plugin.

It seems that woocommerce specifies the template file after template_include hook.

So far I managed to use woocommerce_locate_template filter to redirect to some files but for single-product.php there seems to be a complete different story.

Any idea how I can have my own single-product.php inside my custom plugin?

UPDATE: I tried the solution given by one of the answer as follow:

add_filter('single_template', 'my_custom_template');
function my_custom_template($single) {
    global $post;
    if ( $post->post_type == 'product' ) {
        echo 'test';// So its here
        return plugin_dir_url( __FILE__ ).'woocommerce/single-product.php';
    return $single;

The single-product page still goes to the default woocommerce template pages.

  • Possible duplicate of Custom Post Type Templates from Plugin Folder?
    – kero
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 17:01
  • /woocommerce/single-page.php and all other files within /woocommerce/ (inside theme folder) work with WooCommerce logic. /single-product.php is default WordPress logic (aka template hierarchy). So the solution from the linked answer should work here as well
    – kero
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 17:02
  • 1
    I have tried that answer and edited my question to reflect the result, it didn't work. As you see this is not a duplicate.
    – agahi
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 17:14

1 Answer 1


As per this post (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43621049/woocommerce-multiple-single-product-templates-using-single-product-php-to-redire) I would update your code to look like this:

function so_43621049_template_include( $template ) {
  if ( is_singular('product') ) {
    $template = plugin_dir_path( __FILE__ ).'woocommerce/single-product.php';
  return $template;
add_filter( 'template_include', 'so_43621049_template_include', 20 );

I haven't had a chance to test this but I believe it will work.

  • template_include hook doesn't work for single-product.php. The post mentioned uses get_stylesheet_directory() not plugin_dir_url. For redirecting to woocommerce folder inside a theme we don't need a filter.
    – agahi
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 18:51
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    @agahi, template_include does work. If it doesn't for you, try lowering the priority (i.e. use a greater number) - add_filter( 'template_include', 'your_function', 20 ). And as for the $template, you can simply set it to the proper file path - $template = 'path/to/your/custom-single-product.php'
    – Sally CJ
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 3:27
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    Thanks Sally CJ. I'll mark Fence04's as answer but should change plugin_dir_url to plugin_dir_path and add a proirity to the filter.
    – agahi
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 6:22
  • 1
    Thanks @SallyCJ I was coming on after testing last night to make exactly that change.
    – Fencer04
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 14:08
  • You're welcome @agahi and Fencer04 :)
    – Sally CJ
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 14:40

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