I created my own product type for Woocommerce. But now I am looking for the solution for a frontend template.

I see in de folder templates/single-product/add-to-cart templates for Simple, grouped variable etc. How can I define a path for my own product type frontend template?

  • would you mind updating the question topic? Eg how to add add to cart template for custom product type in Woocommerce so that future audience may benefit from it. Commented Apr 11, 2020 at 22:46

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You may use an action in the format woocommerce_YOUR_PRODUCT_TYPE_add_to_cart to reach the goal. Here is the example.

  • The following code is for putting in functions.php, if you are writing a plugin. Please remember to change the callback.

eg. you have a product type called Special, you want to add the add-to-cart template for it.

  • add the action filter woocommerce_special_add_to_cart
  • add the action function woocommerce_special_add_to_cart
// it is better to follow the naming conventions in Woocommerce for the ease of understanding

add_action( 'woocommerce_special_add_to_cart', 'woocommerce_special_add_to_cart', 30 );
function q363582_special_add_to_cart() {
     * Output the special product add to cart area.
    function woocommerce_special_add_to_cart() {
        wc_get_template( 'your-own-path/special.php' ); // if you have arguments, you could use, read the the manual links of this function for reference

For the path, since Woocommerce allow template customisation in theme, so your path could be something like your-theme/single-product/add-to-cart/special.php if you use wc_get_template() function.

The woocommerce_special_add_to_cart action will be called by another action woocommerce_template_single_add_to_cart which will read the type of the product and create the respective action.

// usage
wc_get_template( $template_name, $args = array(), $template_path = '', $default_path = '' )

According to this function, you may also use your own $template_path, so I think this should meet your need.

For details, you may read docs: wc_get_template()

For the usage of wc_get_template(), you may refer to source code for examples of default product types like grouped, variation and so on: wc-template-functions.php

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