Export bulk selected orders to CSV spreadsheet file

Adds bulk action “Download spreadsheet file” to the WooCommerce administrator orders list view. To use:

  1. Set your Screen Options > Number of orders per page to 100 or your desired export size.
  2. Filter the page so it shows most of the orders you want to process (status, etc).
  3. Click the “select all” checkbox then un-check any orders on the page you don’t want in the export.
  4. Select the Bulk actions drop-down choosing “Download spreadsheet file” then click Apply.

For more advanced functionality check out the official extension:
WooCommerce Customer / Order / Coupon Export

add_filter( 'bulk_actions-edit-shop_order', function( $actions ) {

	$actions['csv_download'] = 'Download spreadsheet file';

	return $actions;

}, 20 );

add_filter( 'handle_bulk_actions-edit-shop_order',
	function( $redirect_to, $action, $post_ids ) {

	if( $action !== 'csv_download' ) {
		return $redirect_to;

	$args = [
		'csv_download' => 1,
		'post_ids' => implode( ',', $post_ids ),

	return add_query_arg( $args, $redirect_to );

}, 10, 3 );

add_action( 'admin_init', function() {

	if( empty( $_REQUEST['csv_download'] ) ) {
	$header = [
		'Date', 'OrderId', 'Customer', 'SKU', 'Product', 'Quantity', 'Price'
	$data = [ $header ];
	$post_ids = explode( ',', $_REQUEST['post_ids'] );

	foreach( $post_ids as $order_id ) {

		$order = wc_get_order( $order_id );
		$order_data = $order->get_data();
		$order_items = $order->get_items();

		foreach( $order->get_items() as $order_item ) {

			$product_sku = '';
			$product_id = $order_item->get_product_id();

			if( $product_id ) {
				$product = wc_get_product( $product_id );
				$product_sku = $product->get_sku();

			$data[] = [
				$order->get_date_created()->format( 'm/d/Y' ),
					'%s %s',

	// Output
	header( 'Content-Type: text/csv; charset=utf-8' );
	header( 'Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=orders.csv' );
	$out = fopen( 'php://output', 'w' );
	foreach( $data as $row ) {
		fputcsv( $out, $row );
	fclose( $out );

} );

Instructions for Export bulk selected orders to CSV spreadsheet file

  1. Log into a staging or locally hosted clone of your site.
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  3. WP Admin > Snippets > Add New
  4. Copy and paste the code from the section above.
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  7. Add a meaningful title.
  8. Select whether to run on front-end or back-end (or both).
  9. Click “Save and Activate”.
  10. Test your site to ensure it works.
  11. Disable if any problems, or recover.
  12. Repeat for live environment.

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