Custom Order Status for WooCommerce


  • 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”.


November 24, 2021 1 reply
Hello, how can I change around the list order in the order page? Also is it possible to edit names of current order statuses? Thank you
November 2, 2021 2 replies
Hi, Great plugin, everything work except colors, i don't know why but when i change color it doesn't apply on the status
October 26, 2021 1 reply
As title says, it breaks email notifications and you won't get "New order" notifications in your admin email nor the client will receive anything. We bought the plugin and support could not resolve the issue after 2 weeks (we even set up a testing site in our hosting for them to try the fixes) Just don't buy it, there are other plugins that do the same and are free
September 13, 2021 1 reply
I don't know if anything has changed in the range of functions since the 1-star ratings, but the tool is already perfectly usable in the free version. You can create as many statuses as you like, send mails when you change statuses and with a small script (see here) you can even pay for orders with your custom status (WooCommerce doesn't allow this otherwise). I am highly satisfied with the plugin and the support was super helpful, the link to the above snippet also came from them. Many thanks again!
May 20, 2021 1 reply
It's Quite rare that i do reviews, but im leaving one here because plugin authors need to realise they can't unleash shit software on site owners and get away with it, most plugins on WordPress get revenue back many times over so there's no excuse except for being greedy, the plugin does not function correctly remove it.
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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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2.3.0 – 04/07/2023

  • Enhancement – Added deactivation survey v2.
  • Fix – Compatibility with PHP 8.2.2.
  • Fix – Compatibility declaration for WooCommerce Product Editor option.
  • Fix – Compatibility with High-Performance Order Storage (COT).
  • Fix – “Fallback delete order status” setting was not working.
  • Fix – Fatal error upon activation of the plugin when Custom Order Number plugin was installed and activated.

2.2.1 – 29/11/2022

  • Fix – Fatal error on the Order Received page.

2.2.0 – 29/11/2022

  • Enhancement – Introduced compatibility with WooCommerce High Performance Order Storage.

2.1.1 – 11/05/2022

  • Fix – Custom Order Status plugin conflict with Custom order number plugin due to same function name.

2.1.0 – 03/05/2022

  • Fix – Duplicate Queries on Custom Order Status page.
  • Fix – Plugin setting link was missing on the plugin page.
  • Fix – Notice to enable color setting was missing.

2.0.3 – 14/09/2021

  • Enhancement – Added an option to select the default status for Cheque and Paypal payment methods.
  • Fix – After migration, slugs were coming empty in some site. This is fixed now.
  • Fix – When slug in custom order status starts with wc- then order status don’t gets changed to that custom order status. This is fixed now.
  • Fix – Text color for the custom order status was coming on the orders page even if the settings for enabling color option is kept disabled. This is fixed now.

2.0.2 – 09/04/2021

  • Fix – Order status was getting changed when we refresh the Thankyou page. This has been fixed.
  • Fix – When we change the slug of the custom order status, orders having that custom status was not seen on the orders page. This has been fixed.

2.0.1 – 01/12/2020

  • Enhancement – Added new setting “Enable color” to show background color for the statuses in the order page.
  • Fix – When we click on the “Custom Order Status Tool” link from the plugin, it shows an error. This has been fixed.
  • Fix – After deleting the plugin old data does not get removed. This has been fixed.
  • Fix – Orders are getting deleted which has the custom order status when the plugin is deleted. This has been fixed.
  • Fix – The status is not getting changed to the custom one when the status is created with 3 words. This has been fixed.
  • Fix – Added icons to the labels. This has been fixed.

2.0.0 – 05/11/2020

  • Feature – Added Custom Post Type for custom statuses with the support of previous tool page.
  • Feature – Added Global level email function to send the email to customer & admin on change of custom order status.

1.4.11 – 10/09/2020

  • Updated compatibility with WordPress 5.5
  • Updated compatibility with WC 4.5

1.4.9 – 19/03/2020

  • Updated compatibility with WC 4.0.0

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.