In a WooCommerce store, when a customer creates an account during the checkout process, the user registration date is set to the current date and time. However, in some cases, you may want to set the user registration date to a different value, such as the date of the order. In this article, we will go over the steps to set the user registration date while creating an account during a WooCommerce order.

The first step is to access the user registration date. In WooCommerce, the user registration date is stored as the user’s “user_registered” meta field. To access this field, you can use the built-in WordPress function “get_user_meta()”. For example, to get the user registration date of a user with an ID of 1, you can use the following code:

Copy code$user_id = 1;
$user_registered = get_user_meta( $user_id, 'user_registered', true );

Next, we need to change the user registration date to the date of the order. To do this, we can use the “update_user_meta()” function, which allows us to update a user’s meta data. For example, to set the user registration date to the date of the order, we can use the following code:

Copy code$order_date = '2022-01-01';
update_user_meta( $user_id, 'user_registered', $order_date );

It’s important to note that the $order_date variable should be passed in the format ‘Y-m-d’ as ‘user_registered’ field accept only this format.

Now that we have the code to set the user registration date, we need to determine when and where to execute it. The best place to execute this code is during the checkout process, specifically when the customer is creating an account. In WooCommerce, the checkout process is handled by the “checkout” form, which is located in the “checkout” template. To execute the code during the checkout process, we can use the “woocommerce_created_customer” action hook, which is triggered when a customer creates an account during the checkout process.

For example, we can use the following code to set the user registration date to the date of the order during the checkout process:

Copy codeadd_action( 'woocommerce_created_customer', 'set_user_registration_date_on_order', 10, 3 );

function set_user_registration_date_on_order( $customer_id, $new_customer_data, $password_generated ) {
    $order_date = date('Y-m-d', current_time('timestamp'));
    update_user_meta( $customer_id, 'user_registered', $order_date );
}

In this example, we are using the ‘woocommerce_created_customer’ action hook, which is triggered when a customer creates an account during the checkout process. The callback function “set_user_registration_date_on_order” is passed the customer’s ID, new customer data, and a boolean indicating whether a password was generated. We are using this customer id and the current time to set the user registration date.

It’s important to note that this code should be added to your child theme’s functions.php or a custom plugin to avoid losing the changes on theme updates.

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