Add Customer for WooCommerce


This plugin is designed to simplify the process of creating new users/customers. It’s particularly useful if you receive client orders via phone or email and want to integrate these orders into WooCommerce for stock and order management.
The plugin adds a checkbox at the end of the billing address form. When this box is checked, it creates a new user with the role „customer.“ If an email is not provided, the plugin generates a unique one using your site’s domain as the email domain and the customer’s name as the local part (e.g., You have the option to customize this auto-generated email format.

By default, the newly created user does not receive any emails during account creation, though they will probably on order updates.

In the settings menu, there are options to:
– Check the box by default
– Send login credentials to the new customer

There are also additional options:
– Update new customer information by default
– Link customer orders
– Define the user role individually
– Set the user role for new customers
– Customize the auto-generated email format
– Edit the email subject for accounts created
– Change the sender’s email address

Settings Menu:
Settings -> Add customer settings

Required Plugins: WooCommerce 4.7.0 or higher
Required PHP extension: Intl

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  • The billing section of a new order. When the checkboxes are selected, it creates a new user who will receive a notification.
  • Selection of the role when „Define user role individually“ is activated
  • The order after saving. A new customer was created and assigned to the order.
  • The main settings menu.
  • The template preview menu and the design of the email that the new customer receives.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/add-customer-for-woocommerce directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‚Plugins‘ screen in WordPress.
  3. Enjoy


What role will the new user have?
– By default, the new user will have the „Customer“ role. You can select a different default role from any available roles in the options menu.

What happens if an email already exists?
– A new user will not be created. The plugin will assign the order to the existing user with that email.

How can I link guest orders to users?
– Activate the option „Link customer orders“ to associate guest orders with existing users.

Does the new user receive a notification about the created account?
– No, not by default. This can be enabled on the settings page. An email will then be sent to the customer with login credentials, including a random password.

Can I change the email template for the new customer?
– Yes, you can. Copy „new-account.php“ from „wp-content/plugins/add-customer-for-woocommerce/templates/email“ to „wp-content/themes/[your-theme/child-theme]/woocommerce/add-customer/email“ and make your changes there.

Is it possible to change the email format?
– Yes. You can select the preferred format in the Settings menu of the plugin.

Are there any hooks I can use?
– Certainly! There are currently three filters:
wac_add_customer_email – To modify the email saved by the plugin.
wac_supported_fake_email_parts – To add custom fields support.
wac_get_user_roles – An array with the user roles a user is allowed to set.
– And two actions:
wac_after_insert_new_customer – To execute after a new customer has been created.
wac_after_insert_updated_customer – To execute after an existing customer has been updated.


11. Decembar 2023. 2 replies
Das ist eine tolle Extension, die aus der Praxis geboren die tägliche Arbeit erledigt. Super! Jetzt schaue ich mal, wie ich Kunden anlege und gleich einer Kundengruppe mit Rabatt zuweisen kann. Auf jeden fall weiter so! This is a great extension that is born out of practical experience and gets the job done every day. Super! Now I’m going to see how I can create customers and assign them to a customer group with a discount. Keep up the good work!
4. Decembar 2023. 1 reply
Works perfectly! There is no better and faster way to go from customer (guest) to user a client who has purchased but not signed up. Thank you very much!
14. Oktobar 2021.
The plugin that does as described. On top of that, since the latest version it also works for custom fields which extends its usage to another level.
27. Juli 2021. 1 reply
This simple plugin saved me a lot of time! I was able to register as users a lot of customers that had previously made orders without logging in (as visitors), sending credentials automatically. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“Add Customer for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Add Customer for WooCommerce” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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[1.8.0] 2024-03-09

  • Updated style of the options menu
  • Added option to select the default user role
  • Added option to allow the user role to be set before user creation
  • Added option to link orders to existing user
  • Fixed spelling and wording in English language (thanks Naakai)
  • French language added (thanks patou)

[1.7.1] 2024-01-07

  • Fixed: XSS Security issue
  • Fixed: Fatal error when creating a fake email
  • Updated tested up version

[1.7] 2023-09-22

  • Added support for WooCommerce HPOS.
  • Increased minimum WooCommerce version to 7.4.1

[1.6.5] 2023-01-17

  • Fixed: Better error messages if creation of customer fails

[1.6.4] 2022-12-28

  • Fixed: Compatibility issues with the plugin
  • Added: Support page
  • Added 12 new language strings, 1 updated

[1.6.3] 2022-11-12

  • Fixed: Errors when non-Latin characters were used.
  • Added filter: wac_make_user_valid – Use this if you like to modify the username before saving it to the database
  • Added filter: wac_make_email_valid – Use this if you like to modify the email before saving it to the database
  • Added two new language strings

[1.6.2] 2022-11-07

  • Fixed: Notify customer checkbox did not get displayed

[1.6.1] 2022-11-03

  • Fixed: Removed extra dots if not all three fields (billing_first_name, billing_last_name and billing_company) are filled out
  • Added action „wac_after_insert_new_customer“ to hook in after new customer got created
  • Added action „wac_after_insert_updated_customer“ to hook in after new customer got updated

[1.6.0] 2022-11-03

  • Fixed: Invalid email when the value of the tags, defined in the custom fake email where empty
  • Changed: Default fake-email structure to [billing_first_name].[billing_last_name].[billing_company]
  • Added: The add_customer checkbox gets unchecked if a customer gets loaded
  • Added hook to filter „wac_add_customer_email“ the email before checking and saving a new user
  • Fixed ‘wac_supported_fake_email_parts’ hook
  • Fixed various issues
  • Removed the need to have billing name/surname or company at all. It will just generate a random name for the email
  • Added 1 new language string

[1.5.1] 2022-09-14

  • Fixed: Error on add customer settings page when no eMail was provided.

[1.5.0] 2022-09-14

  • Added settings field to customize the generated email
  • Added filter: wac_supported_fake_email_parts
  • Fixed Language strings, 15 new strings added. 2 obsolete strings removed
  • Added „Update customer“ function
  • Added counter to keep track of updated and created customers
  • Optimized code. Moved HTML code to dedicated template files
  • Added new settings field. Allowing to preselect the update customer checkbox
  • Backend style fixes

[1.4.2] 2022-05-15

  • Fixed: Fatal error on template preview if WooCommerce is not installed
  • Tested up to WP 6.0

[1.4.1] 2022-02-24

  • Fixed: Fatal error on loading the version

[1.4] 2022-02-22

  • Added: Option to set the sender email
  • Added: Option to set the subject of the new customer email
  • Added: New tab at the settings page to preview the loaded template (new-account)
  • The plain password got replaced by a password reset link to improve security.
  • Fixed: Email to the new customer will only be send, if the email is not generated by the plugin.
  • Added 18 new language strings. 4 obsolete strings removed.

[1.3.1] 2022-02-08

  • Fixed: translations did not get loaded.

[1.3] 2022-02-07

  • Fixed: New customer gets created when an existing guest order is updated.
  • Add customer checkbox is only pre-selected on new orders
  • Updated: tested up to
  • Updated: WC tested up to

[1.2] 2021-10-10

  • Added support for custom billing and shipping fields
  • Added a second checkbox for customer notification
  • Errors and notifications for the admin will now be displayed after saving the order

[1.1] 2021-07-18

  • Added Error logging
  • Error messages will be saved in the error_log
  • Error and success messages will be added to the Log of the Simple History Plugin
  • Fixed: Error when no first name and no last name was provided
  • Fixed: Error when the domain name is „localhost“
  • Added new Language strings for de-DE and de-CH
  • Admin/Editor gets a message if the creation of the new user was not successful. Check error_log for details.
  • Added Option Menu
  • Added Option to send a notification to the new user/customer
  • Added Option to select the checkbox by default
  • Removed debugger

[1.0] 2020-11-24

  • Feature complete Version
  • Added comments and method description
  • Sanitize input fields
  • First and Last name gets saved to the user as well

[0.1] 2020-11-22

  • Initial Version!