Have you ever wondered why your WooCommerce order status is stuck at “Processing”? In short — that may be the expected behavior. If the product isn’t virtual, the WooCommerce order status always remains “Processing” because the payment is completed, but the delivery of the order is not.  “Processing” doesn’t mean it’s processing payment — it means it’s being processed/fulfilled by the site owner. All payment gateway in WooCommerce will update the status to “Processing” once the payment is done. When you deliver the product, mark it as completed.

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If the product is “Virtual” and “Downloadable”, the order status will automatically be “Completed” because you don’t have to deliver the product and there is nothing to process.

Read more details about the order statuses in WooCommerce.

If you want to make the orders as “Completed” without “Processing” for all products, you can use the following custom code snippet:

 * Auto Complete all WooCommerce orders.
 * return @void
add_action( 'woocommerce_thankyou', 'sa1494_woocommerce_auto_complete_order' );
function sa1494_woocommerce_auto_complete_order( $order_id ) { 

    if ( ! $order_id ) {

    $order = wc_get_order( $order_id );
    $order->update_status( 'completed' );

In case it helps, here’s how to easily add custom code snippets to your WordPress site.

That’s all. Are you looking to do something after the order is completed?

WooCommerce order status stuck at “Processing”? Here’s why.
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Sanjeev Aryal

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