DarkSpartan47 DarkSpartan47 - 10 months ago 54
PHP Question

Change orders status made with cheque payment method to "processing" status

I need to make WooCommerce push payments made by check into the "processing" status rather than the "on hold" status. I tried the snippet below however it doesn't seem to have an effect.

Here is my code:

add_filter( 'woocommerce_payment_complete_order_status', 'sf_wc_autocomplete_paid_orders' );

function sf_wc_autocomplete_paid_orders( $order_status, $order_id ) {

$order = wc_get_order( $order_id );

if ($order->status == 'on-hold') {
return 'processing';

return $order_status;

How can I achieve this?


Answer Source

Here is the function you are looking at hooked in woocommerce_thankyou hook:

add_action( 'woocommerce_thankyou', 'cheque_payment_method_order_status_to_processing', 10, 1 );
function cheque_payment_method_order_status_to_processing( $order_id ) {
    if ( ! $order_id )

    $order = wc_get_order( $order_id );

    // Updating order status to processing for orders delivered with Cheque payment methods.
    if (  get_post_meta($order->id, '_payment_method', true) == 'cheque' )
        $order->update_status( 'processing' );

This code goes in function.php file of your active child theme (or theme) or also in any plugin file.

This is tested and works.

Related thread: WooCommerce: Auto complete paid Orders (depending on Payment methods)