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Get product type (check is it "external") for further action

  • Hi!

    I’m trying set the condition in the header in my template. When customer enter the product page and the product type is “external”, then some block appears in header.

    Here’s how I tried to implement it (the code goes right after <body> tag in header.php):

    <?php global $product;
          if (is_product() and $product->product_type == 'external') : ?>
          <div>Some info for external products</div>
    <?php endif; ?>

    But it doesn’t work. Can somebody help me whith this issue? I’m not familiar with wordpress so good and can be some stupid mistake in my code.

    Thanks in advance.


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  • is the $product set up yet? if you var_dump($product) do you get anything in the array? if not, then i suspect that you are calling this before setup_post which if i remember is where the product data is defined.

    How can I set up it in header? var_dump($product) shows me only product title, meanwhile if i call var_dump directly on product page, it shows me a huge array.



    Funny, I found myself back on this thread thanks to google. Probably too late to help the OP, but for future googlers:

    To get the $product object at any time you can use the WooCommerce function get_product() and pass it the post ID…. which is the same as the product ID.


    global $post;
    if( function_exists('get_product') ){
    	$product = get_product( $post->ID );
    	if( $product->is_type( 'external' ) ){
    		// do something with external products

    If the $post object isn’t even set up you’re way too early in the WP action sequence. It should be set up by the wp action.

    It helped me today, thanks @helgatheviking!

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