In this quick guide, I'll show you how to set the My Account page in WooCommerce using built-in settings and a shortcode. You will also see how to add custom fields to the page in WooCommerce. You may think that's difficult to do. No worries! With a dedicated & free plugin, you will customize WooCommerce My Account page quickly!
Today you'll see how to set the My Account page, use the [ woocommerce_my_account ] shortcode, and customize the page with custom fields from the WooCommerce checkout form with a FREE plugin. Let's begin!
Table of contents
- WooCommerce My Account Page - settings & shortcode
- Customize WooCommerce My Account page - quick intro
- Steps to add custom fields to the My Account page
- Customize the WooCommerce checkout page
- Summary & more
WooCommerce My Account Page
The My Account page in WooCommerce is designed for customers with data about their accounts and orders.
I will show you the settings and how to use the [ woocommerce_my_account ] shortcode (without space) to configure My Account in WooCommerce. Then, I will show you how to add custom fields to the page with a free plugin.
But let's first look at the page your customers see.
My account section by default
🏁 Let's start with a quick look at the My Account section.
By default this part of your WooCommerce store looks like this:
👉🏼When customers click the Addresses link, they can see all values for the default address fields:
👉🏼There's nothing magical here now 😉 But this is the place where you want to put WooCommerce My Account custom fields. Go to the example →
How to use [ woocommerce_my_account] to add My Account in WooCommerce
You can use the [ woocommerce_my_account ] shortcode (without space) to create the My Account page in WooCommerce. That is a standard WooCommerce option that lets your customers check their orders and account details.
Add the [ woocommerce_my_account ] shortcode to one of your pages:
WooCommerce will use the page as My Account.
My Account page settings
Now, let's see the basic settings and additional options you can use to customize My Account in WooCommerce.
Accounts & Privacy
Go to WooCommerce → Settings → Accounts & Privacy to decide about customer accounts in WooCommerce.
For example, you may choose to let your customers create accounts during checkout or allow orders for guests.
Go to WooCommerce → Settings → Advanced → Page setup to choose the page for My Account and Account endpoints. They are added to the URL for a specific part of the My Account page.
Customize WooCommerce My Account page - Intro
Let's say you want to add a field to the Shipping address section. I created an exemplary custom field with Flexible Checkout Fields - a free WordPress plugin to manage WooCommerce checkout fields.
I named it Some Single Line Text Field:
Of course, it can have a more interesting name 😉 You can name it however you want. It all depends on your needs. That is me, some text 🙂 is a value of this field.
A customer can edit the value of the field. That's where I provided the That is me, some text :) value for the first time. Just before making a previous screenshot.
👉🏼 When you add such a custom field to your store, it will appear in the checkout, too:
If a customer provided a value before, there will be a value in the field. A field saves its value in the database. Then, a customer can change a value in My Account or while making an order another time.
My account custom fields in WooCommerce - examples
➡️I want to show you other examples. Check out the radio button:
➡️It works as one of the WooCommerce My Account custom fields, too! It means a customer can see it in the My Account section:
The plugin, which I'll show you next, lets you create around 10 types of custom fields.
Add custom fields to My Account in WooCommerce
Get Flexible Checkout Fields
I will use the free plugin to customize the WooCommerce checkout to add fields that will appear on the My Account page.
Activate and set the plugin
You can install and activate this plugin in WordPress → Plugins. Then, you can configure it.
➡️ To do that, go to the WooCommerce → Checkout Fields in your WordPress menu.
You'll find the settings screen. By default, it is the Billing section. You can change the section you're editing by choosing the right tab at the top of the screen.
👉🏼Here you can see the Shipping section:
Add a custom field to My Account
I marked the Add New Field box on the screenshot. Use it to add a new custom field.
Select the Field Type and provide a Label. You can change the Label later.
There is also a Name. You don't need to change anything in here. It is the name of the field in the database. Developers use this option if they need it for their projects.
Show the field in My Account
➡️ Once you add a field, you can change the Display On settings. By default, the plugin marks all pages.
This way, every field you create with this plugin, appears in My Account. As you see, you can control where exactly a field should appear. You can choose to display fields in the Thank You Page, Address and/or Order section of My Account page, or emails:
The new field in My Account
That's all. You don't need to do anything else. It just works! 🙂
Customize checkout with Flexible Checkout Fields
✅ You may use the plugin to add custom fields to My Account. However, that's not all!
You can also:
- easily add 12 types of custom fields to the checkout in the free version of the plugin
- easily add 22 types of custom fields to the checkout in the PRO version of the plugin
- edit or hide the default ones,
- rearrange existing fields in the checkout.
Over 80,000 stores use this plugin worldwide daily.
What's more, this plugin has a 4.6 out of 5 stars rating.
✅With the free version you can add:
- Single Line Text
- Paragraph Text
Watch this video to get familiar with what the plugin can offer you in the free version:
✅The Flexible Checkout Fields PRO lets you create many more field types:
- Radio button
- Select (Drop Down)
- Radio button with images
- Radio button with colors
- Color Picker
- File Upload
Summary & more
You have learned how to add custom fields to My Account. However, the plugin has much more to offer. First, it lets you create around 20 types of fields. You can also use features like conditional logic etc. Check out the Related articles box for more guides.
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