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How to Customize Your WooCommerce Add-to-Cart Button 

Want to customize your WooCommerce add to cart button?

Customizing buttons on your WooCommerce store can help you capture attention, improving conversion rates and sales.

In this article, we’ll show you how to add a custom add-to-cart button in WooCommerce step-by-step.

Why Customize Your WooCommerce Add to Cart Button?

Editing your add to cart button helps you align it to the WooCommerce products you sell. If you stick with the default cart button, it may be completely unrelated to the product type.

For example, you might want to change the add to cart text and replace it with an icon or checkbox for multiple products. Alternatively, you may want to change the button color to stand out more on your site.

You may also want to show cart buttons elsewhere on your WooCommerce site, such as your checkout page, categories, and shopping cart page.

To do any of the above, you’ll need a way to customize your add to cart button easily, with minimal fuss.

How to Add Custom Add to Cart Button in WooCommerce

Luckily, we share 2 methods for creating a WooCommerce custom add to cart button. The first method uses an easy and powerful WordPress plugin, and the second method shows you how to customize your cart buttons manually without a plugin.

Method 1: Customize Your WooCommerce Add to Cart Button with SeedProd

For the first method, we’ll use SeedProd, the best website builder for WordPress.

SeedProd WordPress website builder

This powerful plugin includes a drag-and-drop page builder that lets you customize any part of your website without code. You can create custom WordPress themes, create high-converting landing pages, and customize any layout with point-and-click.

Because SeedProd includes WooCommerce support, you can use it to design and launch entire WooCommerce sites without a developer. Follow the steps below to use SeedProd to add a custom add to cart button to your WooCommerce site.

Step 1. Install and Activate SeedProd

First, head to the SeedProd pricing page and choose your SeedProd plan. To access WooCommerce features, you’ll need the SeedProd Elite plan.

Next, log into your SeedProd account, click the Downloads tab and download the plugin .zip file. You can also copy the license key on the same page.

Find your SeedProd license key

Now you can upload the plugin to your WordPress website. If you need help with this, follow this guide on installing and activating a WordPress plugin.

After installing SeedProd, go to the SeedProd » Settings page and paste the license key you saved earlier.

enter your license key

Make sure you click the Verify Key button before going to the next step.

Note: SeedProd lets you add custom add to cart buttons to WooCommerce in 2 ways:

For this tutorial, we’ll create a custom WooCommerce theme because it creates all of your WooCommerce shop pages automatically.

Step 2. Choose a Website Kit

For the next step, navigate to the SeedProd » Theme Builder page. This is where you can build the different parts of your WooCommerce theme and customize the design of each template.

You can do that by either building each part from scratch or using a pre-made website kit. We’ll go with the second option because it’s easier and faster.

To choose a Website Kit, click on the Themes button.

choose a website kit seedprod

On the next screen, you’ll see the available website kits. WooCommerce compatible kits will have “WooCommerce” next to their titles.

seedprod website kits

You can then hover over a design you like and click the checkmark icon to import it into your Theme Builder.

Choose a seedprod website kit

For this guide, we’re using the Pottery Shop WooCommerce Website Kit.

After importing your Website Kit, you’ll see the individual parts of your theme in a list like this:

Website kit template parts

SeedProd automatically creates content pages, such as your about, cart, checkout, and contact pages. You can view these pages by going to Pages » All Pages from your WordPress dashboard and customize them with SeedProd’s drag-and-drop page builder.

Website kit content pages

Let’s start the customization process by customizing your WooCommerce add to cart button. 

Step 3. Customize Your Add to Cart Button

Below we’ll show you how to add a custom add to cart button in WooCommerce on your Shop, Product, Product Archives, and Blog pages.

Adding a Custom Shop Page Add to Cart Button

First, we’ll start by editing your WooCommerce shop page. To do that, find the Shop Page template part and click the Edit Design link.

Edit woocommerce shop page

Your WooCommerce Shop Page will open in SeedProd’s drag-and-drop page builder, where you can customize your design without code.

WooCommerce shop page in SeedProd builder

You can click on the live preview to edit any page element and customize its settings. Similarly, you can drag blocks from the left-hand panel and drop them onto your page to add more content.

By default, the Shop Page template uses the Products Grids block. Clicking it will show you settings to control how your product listings look.

Product grid block settings seedprod

For example, you can change the number of columns, filter products by product ID, Query, or Type, and change the order they display.

You can also click the Advanced tab to see more customization options, including font styles, colors, borders, and more.

custom add to cart button woocommerce settings

Under the Buttons section, you can customize your WooCommerce add to cart button with a few clicks. For instance, under the Button Style dropdown, you can choose:

  • Flat
  • 2D
  • Vintage
  • Ghost
  • Link
add to cart button color settings

Additionally, you can change the button color, typography, size, and border-radius.

Experiment with the customization options to find a look that fits your business needs. Then, hit the Save button in the top right corner to store your changes, and click the X icon to return to the Theme Builder.

Changing the Product Page Add to Cart Button

Now let’s look at customizing the add to cart button on single product pages. You’ll need to find the Product Page template and click the Edit Design link to open it.

Edit WooCommerce product page

This time, you’ll see the single product details inside SeedProd’s visual editor.

Single product page in SeedProd visual editor

By default, it will display:

  • Product Image
  • Product Title
  • Product Price
  • Short Description
  • Add to Cart button
  • Product Data Tabs

You can customize each element by clicking them to show their settings. For example, clicking the add to cart button lets you change the button text to something more engaging.

Customize add to cart button text in woocommerce

You can also change the button alignment and add an icon from the Font Awesome icon library.

Add icons to add to cart button

The Advanced tab will let you change your button colors, typography, shadows, and spacing like before.

Advanced add to cart button customization settings

Editing Your Product Archives Cart Button

Changing your add to cart button on your Product Archives follows a similar process to your shop page. Simply find the Product Archives template part and click the Edit Design link to open it in the visual editor.

Edit product archives in woocommerce

The block that SeedProd uses on this page is the Archive Products block. Users will see this page if they click a product category heading or use your store’s search bar.

This block won’t display a preview in the live visual editor; however, you can still customize what the block shows on the front end by opening its settings.

Product archives block settings

For example, you can change the number of columns, show items by count, and order by filter. Moreover, you can enable filtering by Query, such as:

  • Query By Attribute
  • Select By Tags
  • Select By Category
  • Select By Product SKU
  • Select By Group
  • Select By Visibility

Then in the Advanced tab, you can customize the add to cart button by changing its colors, font, spacing, size, and more.

Product archives add to cart button settings

Adding a Custom Add to Cart Button on Blog Page

Your blog page is another place where you can display an add to cart button. That way, you can recommend products after blog posts to boost sales.

To do that with SeedProd, find the Blog Page template and click the Edit Design link.

Edit blog page woocommerce

By default, your blog page will display a list of your latest blog posts, but you can customize it to include any other content you like.

Blog page in seedprod drag and drop page builder

Let’s add a section to this page showcasing a new product. First, drag a column block onto the page, and choose a column layout.

add column layout to blog page

Next, choose the Image block and add a product image.

Add image block to blog page

In the second column, you can use the Heading and Paragraph blocks for your product title and description. Then, drag over the Add to Cart Button so users can add the product to their shopping cart.

how to add a custom add to cart button in woocommerce blog

Now, click the block to open its settings and add your custom add to cart button text.

You’ll also need the product ID for that specific product. You can find it by going to Products » All Products from your WordPress dashboard and copying the ID value.

WooCommerce product ID

After, you can paste the ID into the Product ID field on your add to cart button. This will ensure that specific product is added to your cart after clicking the Add to Cart URL.

custom add to cart button blog

Remember to click the Save button to save your changes.

Step 4. Save and Publish Your Changes

When you’re happy with how your WooCommerce pages look, you’re ready to make your store live. To do that, go back to the Theme Builder, and in the top-right corner, turn the Enable SeedProd Theme toggle to the ‘On’ position.

enable seedprod theme

Let’s take a look at some of the pages we’ve customized:

Shop Page

How to Add a Custom Add to Cart Button in WooCommerce shop page

Product Page

How to Add a Custom Add to Cart Button in WooCommerce product page

Archive Page

How to Add a Custom Add to Cart Button in WooCommerce archive page

Blog Page

How to Add a Custom Add to Cart Button in WooCommerce blog page

Method 2: Add a Custom WooCommerce Add to Cart Button with Code

The next method we’ll show you involves changing the code on your WordPress website. We typically don’t recommend doing this if you’re a beginner because it can break your website.

That said, we understand that some people don’t want to overwrite their existing website design completely.

Before you start, we suggest creating a child theme to ensure you don’t lose your changes when you update your WordPress theme. You should also backup your WordPress site to safely restore it if anything goes wrong.

Because we’ll be handling code snippets for this method, it’s a good idea to install a code snippets plugin, like WPCode. This means you won’t need to edit your theme files directly.

When you have everything ready, you can start manually adding custom add to cart buttons in WooCommerce.

Change the Add to Cart Button Text on Product Pages

First, we’ll look at changing the add to cart button text in WooCommerce. For instance, you may want to change the button text to “Buy This Item.”

To do that, create a custom code snippet in WPCode and paste the following PHP code:

function SP_customize_add_to_cart_button_woocommerce(){
return __('Buy this item', 'woocommerce');
custom woocommerce add to cart button code snippet

Save your changes, then when you view a single product, you’ll see your new add to cart button text.

custom add to cart button text

Change the Color of the Add to Cart Button

If you want to change the color of your add to cart button, you’ll need to add some custom CSS. You can do this by going to Appearance » Customize » Additional CSS from your WordPress dashboard.

Add CSS to your WordPress customizer to change button color

Now paste the following CSS code:

.single-product .product .single_add_to_cart_button.button {
background-color: #FF0000;
color: #C0C0C0;

You can do the same for your product archive pages by pasting the following CSS code snippet:

.woocommerce .product .add_to_cart_button.button {
background-color: #FF0000;
color: #C0C0C0;
customize woocommerce shop page add to cart button color

There you have it!

We hope this article has helped you learn how to add a custom add to cart button in WooCommerce.

You might also like this post: How to Edit a Menu in WordPress for Custom Navigation.

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