Shortcode to display a product attribute value description

Displays the description of a product attribute’s first value using a short-code. Can detect the current product page or accept a product_id parameter, as well as the attribute parameter.

add_shortcode( 'ccom_product_attribute', function( $atts ) {

	global $product;

	$atts = shortcode_atts(
			'attribute' => '',
			'product_id' => $product ? $product->get_id() : '',

	// Require Product And Attribute
	if( empty( $atts['attribute'] ) || empty( $atts['product_id'] ) ) {

	// Require Attribute Value
	$terms = wc_get_product_terms(
		intval( $atts['product_id'] ),
		'pa_' . sanitize_title( $atts['attribute'] )
	if( ! $terms ) {

	// Output Attribute Description
	return $terms[0]->description;

} );

Instructions for Shortcode to display a product attribute value description

  1. Log into a staging or locally hosted clone of your site.
  2. Install and activate Code Snippets plugin.
  3. WP Admin > Snippets > Add New
  4. Copy and paste the code from the section above.
  5. Check to ensure formatting came over properly.
  6. Customize the code as desired.
  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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