• Resolved gorkacc



    We have a custom field on orders saved on checkout. I need to create a user with this field, by i can’t access its value using the tags.

    Is it possible to get that field value on action and create a user with this value?


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  • Plugin Contributor Flavia Bernardez Rodríguez


    Hi @gorkacc

    For using a custom meta field you have created before, you can select the post_meta merge tag (under the trigger tags) and typing then the meta key of that custom meta field 😉

    For more information about tags, please visit: https://automatorwp.com/docs/getting-started/tags/

    You will need our WooCommerce integration plugin which is also on WordPress.org

    About creating a new user, yeah, you can add on actions section one that would be “create a user”. So first of all, you will need to create with our WooCommerce Integration add-on installed, a new anonymous automation (selecting anonymous when you create a new one) and selecting ones you need as a trigger.

    Hope it helps!

    Thread Starter gorkacc


    Thanks Flavia!

    I’ve tried this without success.

    This is how I add the field and save it on order:

    add_action('woocommerce_after_order_notes', 'cc_add_checkout_field');
    function cc_add_checkout_field($checkout)
    	echo '<div id="gift_name_checkout_field"><h2>' . __('GiftField') . '</h2>';
    	woocommerce_form_field('gift_name', array(
    		'type'          => 'text',
    		'class'         => array('gift-name'),
    		'label'         => __('Gift name'),
    		'placeholder'   => __(''),
    	), $checkout->get_value('gift_name'));
    	echo '</div>';
    add_action('woocommerce_checkout_update_order_meta', 'cc_checkout_field_update_order_meta');
    function cc_checkout_field_update_order_meta($order_id)
    	if (!empty($_POST['gift_name'])) {
    		update_post_meta($order_id, 'GiftField', sanitize_text_field($_POST['gift_name']));

    The field is saved successfully when the order is completed.

    The trigger is launched, and on the action I try to create the user, using this field. I’ve tried with:
    – {1:post_meta:GiftName}
    – {1:post_meta:gift_name}

    with no results.

    Maybe I’m forgetting to do something.

    Plugin Contributor Flavia Bernardez Rodríguez


    Hi @gorkacc!

    May you have to add the field to get it saved before the order was marked as completed. So you will need to surf on WooCommerce Orders filters documentation or ask on WooCommerce forums to check how you can add custom fields on orders before it is marked as completed order (that is the status which launches the AutomatorWP’s automation). We do not provide that kind of support, sorry!

    The ID (number) of our action merge tags must not be changed; only you have to add the key name of your custom field {TRIGGER_ID:post_meta:your_custom_field}

    In bold is marked that info must no be changed 😉

    Hope it helps!

    Thread Starter gorkacc


    The field is already saved before the order is completed. I don’t think that’s the problem.

    I’ve tried with {TRIGGER_ID:post_meta:GiftName} and it’s not working 🙁
    Don’t know what i’m doing wrong.

    I’m just testing the plugin because i will need a future Sensei integration and will buy the PRO version, but i need to solve this issue first.

    Plugin Contributor Flavia Bernardez Rodríguez


    Hi again @gorkacc

    You have some things to review on your code… You talk about gift_name but you store the field as GiftField and on AutomatorWP you placed GiftName as the meta key. Please, check your code, or create a new field using a plugin that can add new custom fields on your orders https://es.wordpress.org/plugins/add-fields-to-checkout-page-woocommerce/ there are a lot.

    Then, when you create the action of WooCommerce on AutomatorWP, you only have to type the meta key of your custom field. You do not have to change the trigger_id or the post_meta chain. Only add your meta key name. The trigger_id is a WordPress automated generate number following internal ID automation. You do not have to change that number or type trigger_id; instead, only keep that number and change the META_KEY chain.

    For example, in this example placed on https://automatorwp.com/docs/getting-started/tags/


    You can see which information has to fill.

    Hope it is clearer.

    Have a great day!

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