Custom Order Status for WooCommerce


Plugin lets you add custom order statuses to WooCommerce. When adding status, you can set:

  • Custom status slug.
  • Custom status label.
  • Custom status icon.
  • Custom status icon and column colour.

Added custom statuses can be added to admin order list bulk actions and to admin reports.


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  • Custom order status tool.
  • Order with custom status.


  1. Upload the entire plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. Start by visiting plugin settings at “WooCommerce > Settings > Custom Order Status”.


August 5, 2019
I puzzled for a long time why I did not receive a notification about a new order. Demolished this plugin - notifications started working again. The reason is that the plugin does not work correctly - it kills notifications about a new order by email.
May 6, 2019
Colors don't work. So all orders look grey and same, you will have to search by word/status. Visually almost impossible to differentiate orders. Used to love it, but useless now.
March 22, 2019
After hours of changing different smtps, checking all my settings and trying out different e-mail plugins I realised that this plugin was the reason why no e-mails were sending from my website.
January 24, 2019
Just what i want, I was looking for a plugin to change the COD, the standard setup is wrong because the customer get a email with thanks for the payment, but he will pay on delivery. And this plugin works, and was easy to setup, Thanks
January 16, 2019
Took me hours to figure this out but this plugin causes order emails to go nowhere. once i deactivated it, order emails came through fine.
January 11, 2019
I needed to add a status for a client to approve orders before they're fulfilled. Works beautifully!
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“Custom Order Status for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change log

1.4.8 – 23/09/2019

  • Made the plugin code compliant with WPCS standards.

1.4.7 – 27/03/2019

  • Added uninstall.php to ensure the plugin settings are removed from the DB when the plugin is deleted.
  • Added check to ensure slugs from WC core cannot be added as custom statuses. This has been done to avoid conflicts.
  • Applied some bug fixes to ensure the plugin is in sync with the PRO version.

1.4.6 – 16/11/2018

  • Author name and URL updated due to handover of the plugins.

1.4.5 – 31/10/2018

  • Compatibility with WooCommerce 3.5.0 tested.

1.4.4 – 16/10/2018

  • Feature – Emails – Email content – {order_details} replaced value added.
  • Feature – Default order status – “Default order status for BACS / COD” options added (instead of forcing BACS and COD to “default order status”, as was added in previous plugin version 1.4.3).

1.4.3 – 15/10/2018

  • Dev – Default order status – Forcing BACS and COD payment gateways to “default order status”.

1.4.2 – 27/09/2018

  • Dev – WPML / Polylang plugins compatibility (wpml-config.xml file) added.

1.4.1 – 23/09/2018

  • Feature – “Add custom statuses to admin order preview action buttons” option added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – Minor admin settings restyling.

1.4.0 – 03/09/2018

  • Feature – “Emails” section added.
  • Feature – “Make custom status orders paid” option added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – Admin settings divided into sections, restyled and descriptions updated.
  • Dev – “Enable plugin” option removed.

1.3.5 – 22/06/2018

  • Feature – “Make custom status orders editable” option added.
  • Dev – Plugin URI updated to
  • Dev – Settings are saved as main class property.

1.3.4 – 24/05/2018

  • Dev – “Advanced: Filters priority” option added.

1.3.3 – 15/05/2018

  • Dev – “Text Colour” option added.

1.3.2 – 15/05/2018

  • Dev – “Enable Colours in Status Column” option added.
  • Dev – “WC tested up to” added to the plugin header.

1.3.1 – 10/05/2017

  • Fix – Too few arguments to function Alg_WC_Custom_Order_Statuses_Settings_Section::get_settings() fixed.

1.3.0 – 30/04/2017

  • Dev – WooCommerce 3.x.x compatibility – Order ID.
  • Dev – Custom Order Status Tool – Sanitising slug before adding new status.
  • Dev – Custom Order Status Tool – “Delete with fallback” separate button added. Simple “Delete” button now deletes statuses without any fallback.
  • Dev – Custom Order Status Tool – “Edit” functionality moved from Pro to free version.
  • Tweak – readme.txt and plugin header updated.
  • Tweak – Custom Order Status Tool – Restyled.
  • Tweak – Custom Order Status Tool – Code refactoring.
  • Tweak – Link changed from to

1.2.1 – 23/01/2017

  • Dev – “Reset settings” button added.
  • Tweak – readme.txt fixed.

1.2.0 – 17/01/2017

  • Fix – Tool – Add – Checking for duplicate default WooCommerce status added.
  • Dev – Tool – “Edit” custom status button added.
  • Dev – Fallback status on delete.
  • Dev – “Add Custom Statuses to Admin Order List Action Buttons” options added.
  • Dev – Extended (paid) version added.
  • Tweak – Plugin “Tags” updated.

1.1.0 – 14/12/2016

  • Fix – load_plugin_textdomain() moved from init hook to constructor.
  • Fix – All get_option calls have default value now.
  • Dev – Language (POT) file added. Domain ‘custom-order-statuses-for-woocommerce’ changed to ‘custom-order-statuses-woocommerce’.
  • Dev – Bulk actions added in proper way for WordPress version >= 4.7.
  • Tweak – Donate link updated.

1.0.0 – 12/11/2016

  • Initial Release.