This is a complete documentation of the free plugin Sequential order number for WooCommerce which helps you convert your WooCommerce orders into a custom and sequential format.
Overview of the Plugin
Enabling this plugin ensures that each and every order in your store is sequentially numbered thus making it easy for you to manage your orders.
Using the plugin,
- Supports sequential order numbers for WooCommerce
- Enable custom formatting for order numbers in your store by adding a prefix and starting number for orders.
- Option to enable starting number and/or prefix for all orders
- Subscription orders are supported.
- Compatibility with WooCommerce Subscriptions and WebToffee subscriptions plugins.
Installation of the Plugin
You can install the plugin either from the WordPress plugin directory or as a zip downloaded from the WordPress.org website. You can learn more about the installation procedure by reading the article How to Install a Free Plugin from WordPress.
Getting Started with the Plugin
To get started with the plugin navigate to WooCommerce >Settings > Sequential Order Number.
Setting up Sequential Order Numbers in your Store
Following is the Sequential order number settings window. You can configure the settings as per your preference.
Note: If you have no orders in your store, your orders will start counting from order number 1. If you have existing orders, the order number will pick up from your highest order number or based on your configuration.
Start Number – Here you can add a custom starting number for your store’s order numbers.
Prefix – Add a custom prefix to your store’s order numbers.
Apply for all orders – Enabling this option will change starting number and/or prefix for all the existing and new orders in your store. If you leave it empty it will only apply to the new orders.
It is a shortcode provided by WooCommerce to link to the order based on the order ID. You can use it on the front end of your site. You need to enable this option for the shortcode to work.
Following is a screenshot of the order tracking page on a website created using the shortcode.
By entering the order ID and billing email corresponding to a specific order you can view all the details regarding the order.
Search orders – You need to enable this option for searching plugin-generated orders from the WooCommerce orders page. If you disable it you will not be able to search custom order numbers from the orders page.
Click Save Settings and your store’s order numbers will be updated subsequently.
Following is a screenshot of an order page containing sequential orders.
If order management takes up a lot of your time the plugin will be helpful in making it easier for you. If you are dealing with lots of orders in your store on a daily basis, you can save your time tracking orders quickly.