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How to create custom product tours


WooCommerce allows developers to extend or replace the product tour, offering a more customizable and engaging experience during product creation. This tutorial will guide you through adding a custom product tour to your WooCommerce store using the experimental_woocommerce_admin_product_tour_steps JavaScript filter.

This works in conjunction with the ability to customize the product type onboarding list.


  • A basic understanding of JavaScript and PHP.
  • WooCommerce 8.8 or later installed on your WordPress site.

Adding a JavaScript Filter

To alter or create a product tour, we’ll utilize the @wordpress/hooks package, specifically the addFilter function. If you’re not already familiar, @wordpress/hooks allows you to modify or extend features within the WordPress and WooCommerce ecosystem without altering the core code.

First, ensure you have the @wordpress/hooks package installed. If not, you can add it to your project using npm or yarn:

npm install @wordpress/hooks


yarn add @wordpress/hooks

Next, add the following JavaScript code to your project. This code snippet demonstrates how to replace the product tour with an entire custom one:

* External dependencies
import { addFilter } from '@wordpress/hooks';
import { __ } from '@wordpress/i18n';

   (tourSteps, tourType) => {
	if ('custom-product' !== tourType) {
   		return tourSteps;

	return [
		   referenceElements: {
		      desktop: '#title',// The element to highlight
		   focusElement: {
		      desktop: '#title',// A form element to be focused
		   meta: {
		      name: 'product-name', // Step name
		      heading: __( 'Product name', 'custom-product' ),
  		      descriptions: {
		         desktop: __(
		            'Start typing your new product name here. This will be what your customers will see in your store.',


This filter replaces the entire product tour for a custom-product product type. Using built-in JavaScript array manipulation functions, you can also customize the default tour (by altering, adding, or removing steps).

The tourType is set by the tutorial_type GET parameter.


With WooCommerce, extending and customizing the product tour is straightforward and offers significant flexibility for customizing the onboarding experience. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can enhance your WooCommerce store and make the Add Products tour more relevant and helpful to your specific needs.

Last updated: May 30, 2024