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How to Add a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >”Orders” List?

As an online Store owner, you may have specific requirements for your business, and adding a payment gateway column on the WooCommerce Orders page allows you to customize the admin interface to better suit your needs. While WooCommerce allows you only to remove these columns, it does not offer built-in functionality to add a column. So, the best approach is to either use a plugin or use code snippets to add this custom field.

How to Add a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >"Orders" List? - Tyche Softwares

In the default screen options, you will not find the payment gateway column which gets added only when the code snippet is applied.

How to Add a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >"Orders" List?

These custom columns enable you to easily track which payment gateway was used for each order, providing insights into popular payment methods among customers and many more. Based on the most used payment gateway, you can make decisions on either giving promotions or setting up shipping fees associated with that payment gateway.

In this post, we will be adding a payment gateway column to the WooCommerce > admin “Orders” list.

Where to Add Custom Code in WooCommerce?

It is advisable to add the code snippets to the functions.php file of your child theme. Access the file directly from Appearance->Theme File Editor->Locating the child theme’s functions.php from the right sidebar. You can also access it from your theme’s directory file. Insert the following code snippet in functions.php. The alternative & easy option is to install & activate the Code Snippets plugin. You can then add the code as a new snippet via the plugin.

Solution: Adding a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >”Orders” List

Imagine an online store that offers customers multiple payment gateways, including PayPal and Stripe. It’s important to gain a better understanding of how these different payment methods are performing in the site. This information will help you make informed decisions in many aspects of your business.

For instance, if the majority of your customers prefer using credit card payments, you might want to focus on optimizing the credit card payment process for speed and convenience. The following code snippet will add a payment gateway column to the WooCommerce admin Orders list.

// Add the Payment Method column to the Orders page in WooCommerce admin
function ts_add_payment_method_column($columns) {
    $columns['payment_method'] = __('Payment Method', 'woocommerce');
    return $columns;
add_filter('manage_edit-shop_order_columns', 'ts_add_payment_method_column');

// Display the payment method value in the Payment Method column
function ts_display_payment_method_column($column, $post_id) {
    if ($column == 'payment_method') {
        $order = wc_get_order($post_id);
        echo $order->get_payment_method_title();
add_action('manage_shop_order_posts_custom_column', 'ts_display_payment_method_column', 10, 2);


The image below indicates that the code has added a new column titled “Payment Method” in the admin Orders list table. Furthermore, this column will showcase the payment method used for each order based on the user’s selection, including options like “PayPal,” “Stripe,” “Credit Card,” or any other applicable payment gateways.

How to Add a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >"Orders" List?

Code Explanation

Step 1: Adding the Payment Method Column

This step is focused on customizing the display of the Orders page in the WooCommerce admin panel.

  • ts_add_payment_method_column is a custom function that takes an array of column names as its parameter. In this function, it adds a new column named ‘payment_method’ to the existing columns. The text ‘Payment Method’ is the label for this new column.
  • The add_filter function is used to apply this customization. It tells WordPress to execute the ts_add_payment_method_column function when generating the columns for the ‘shop_order’ type (i.e., WooCommerce orders).

Step 2: Displaying the Payment Method Value in the Column

In this step, the code specifies how to display the payment method information in the new ‘Payment Method’ column.

  • The ts_display_payment_method_column function is defined to display the content of the ‘payment_method’ column. It checks if the current column being processed is ‘payment_method’ and if so, it retrieves the order associated with the current post ID using wc_get_order.
  • Then, it outputs the title of the payment method associated with that order using $order->get_payment_method_title().
  • The add_action function is used to execute the ts_display_payment_method_column function when generating custom columns for shop orders. 

SolutionAdding a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >”Orders” List for HPOS Compatible Order Table

To make the above functionality compatible with High-Performance Order Storage (HPOS), you need to use the code given below for your specific HPOS setup. Also, you should enable HPOS in your testing environment, from WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced >Features as shown here:

How to Add a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >"Orders" List?
add_filter( 'woocommerce_shop_order_list_table_columns', function ( $columns ) {
$columns['payment_method'] = 'Payment Method';
return $columns;
} );

add_action( 'woocommerce_shop_order_list_table_custom_column', function ( $column, $order ) {
if ( 'payment_method' !== $column ) {

echo esc_html( $order->get_payment_method_title() );
}, 10, 2 );
  • The custom column named “Payment Method” is added to the WooCommerce shop order list table. This custom column will be displayed in the admin panel when viewing the list of orders.
  • The add_filter function is used to modify the columns in the orders list table. It takes the current columns as an input, and the code adds a new column labeled “Payment Method” to the list of columns.
  • The add_action function specifies that when rendering a custom column in the orders list table, the provided function should be executed.
  • Within the function, it checks whether the current column being processed is the “Payment Method” column. If it’s not, the function returns early and doesn’t display anything in that column.
  • If the column being processed is the “Payment Method” column, it retrieves the payment method for the specific order using $order->get_payment_method_title(). This method gets the payment method title for the order.
  • Finally, it echoes (prints) the payment method title after escaping it with esc_html to ensure it’s displayed safely.

Code Snippet to Add a Payment Method & Transaction ID Column in WooCommerce 

In addition to the Payment column added to the admin Orders section, we can also add and retrieve an order’s payment transaction ID. This code snippet given below is an updated one that works well in all updated WooCommerce versions and is compatible with HPOS orders storage as well. This code works by adding two custom columns (“Payment Method” and “Transaction ID”) and populating them with relevant information for each order on the WooCommerce Orders page in the admin area. 

// Add the Payment Method and Transaction ID columns to the Orders page in WooCommerce admin
add_filter('manage_woocommerce_page_wc-orders_columns', 'ts_add_custom_columns', 100);
function ts_add_custom_columns($columns) {
    $ordered_columns = array();

    foreach ($columns as $key => $column) {
        $ordered_columns[$key] = $column;
        if ('order_date' == $key) {
            $ordered_columns['payment_method'] = __('Payment Method', 'woocommerce');
            $ordered_columns['transaction_id'] = __('Transaction ID', 'woocommerce');

    return $ordered_columns;

// Display the payment method and transaction ID values in the respective columns
add_action('manage_woocommerce_page_wc-orders_custom_column', 'ts_display_custom_columns_content', 10, 2);
function ts_display_custom_columns_content($column, $post_id) {
    $order = wc_get_order($post_id);

    switch ($column) {
        case 'payment_method':
            echo $order->get_payment_method_title();

        case 'transaction_id':
            echo $order->get_transaction_id();


The below output shows that the payment method title and transaction ID column are added and the values are retrieved from the WooCommerce order object and displayed in their respective columns.

How to Add a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >"Orders" List? - Tyche Softwares


The above code helps you to add a custom column on the admin interface of WooCommerce > Orders. In the same way, you can also Retrieve the Shipping Method from the WooCommerce Order programmatically as shown below, and doing so can provide store owners with more information about their shipping workflows.

How to Add a Payment Gateway Column in WooCommerce >"Orders" List?

Let us know how the code was useful or any other queries in the comments.

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3 months ago

Is it possible to also add in the payment information/transaction ID?

3 months ago
Reply to  Saranya

Doesnt work? Doesnt show a new column?

Robert S.
6 months ago


This is not working when using HPOS.
Could you share an update for this?


6 months ago
Reply to  Saranya

hello, thank you for your quick reply, but I can’t find the update.

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