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  • I am building a shopping cart website where an order request will be sent to the product manufacturer, to be shipped to the end customer. They have a REST API which accepts custom XML and I need to integrate with this API to:

    1. Invoke the createOrder url with custom XML containing all form data collected from data is collected from user in cart.

    2. Display a response code to the user based on response from 3rd party API.

    3. Display inventory based on getInventory method of API.

    My question is, does woocommerce have an extensible API, or even a plugin to allow me to add this functionality without being required to modify the core code?

    I looked through the tutorials and did not find anything. If they don’t, please let me know best practices so I don’t cause future woocommerce upgrades to be painful since I have customized the code.

    Thanks in advance,

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  • I don’t think woocommerce does, but wordpress has an xmlrpc api.

    Products are just a custom post type. Including attributes could get tricky, because they’re more than just custom taxonomies – each entry also has an associated serialized postmeta value, but there’s nothing about products that you can’t import/create using the same method you’d use to create normal posts.

    Thanks, can the WordPress xmlrpc api be used seemlessly with woocommerce, where I can send an order request through the xmlrpc API, so that I can display the result in the final page of the checkout process?

    Not exactly.

    Orders are post-type’s too, so you could probably create an order through xmlrpc in theory. Orders are available to logged-in users through the url
    You might be able to use this (the order# is just the post id of the order post)

    I definitely wouldn’t use the word “seemless” about any of this. I think you’d need to do quite a bit of coding and reverse engineering to get it to work smoothly.

    i’m stuck on something very similar: creating orders via xmlrpc; all the custom fields starting with an underscore are being silently ignored…

    did you get it working in the end?


    Anyone ever get this working?

    Yeah I’m in a similar boat… needing to post info to a third party API, in my case registration information… so will have a customised checkout form with a bunch of extra fields, those extra fields need to be submitted to the API after validation of the payment.

    ideally some kind of hook in functions.php that runs after successful payment… I can’t find anything in the docs and support request has gone unanswered unfortunately. Anybody know of such a hook??


    add_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_completed', 'my_function' );
     * Do something after WooCommerce sets an order on completed
    function my_function($order_id) {
    	// order object (optional but handy)
    	$order = new WC_Order( $order_id );
    	// do some stuff here

    So then in your function you could have a variable that is basically xml, echo your content in to that xml and then submit that to the API… or something like that??

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