Sequential Order Number for WooCommerce


The sequential order number for WooCommerce plugin enables you to re-arrange or format your existing and new WooCommerce order numbers into a consecutive or linear format.

WordPress uses an ID system for posts, pages, and media files. WooCommerce uses the same ID for order numbers too. When a new WooCommerce order is created it may not always get the next order in sequence as the ID may have already been used up by another post or page. Using this custom order number plugin, you will always get sequential numbers for your WooCommerce orders.

When you activate the sequential order number plugin, if you have no orders in your store, your orders will start counting from order number 1 or the custom starting number specified. If you have existing orders, the order number will pick up from your highest order number.

Free Version Features of the Sequential Order Number for WooCommerce Plugin

  • Supports sequential order numbers for WooCommerce
  • Set custom starting number for orders
  • Let’s you add custom prefix to order numbers
  • Add order date prefix
  • Option to choose order template (order number only, prefix & order number, date & order number, etc.)
  • Set custom order number length
  • Option to keep existing order numbers
  • Order number preview available
  • Enable admin order search for custom order numbers
  • Supports subscription orders
  • Enable order tracking to easily find order details
  • Supports WooCommerce custom order numbers
  • Compatible with HPOS
  • Tested OK with PHP 8.2
  • Tested OK with WooCommerce 9.1.2

Note: If you like to make any of your other plugins (invoice/payment/shipment) compatible with the Sequential Order Numbers for WooCommerce, please make the below tweak.

Instead of referencing $order->id or $order->get_id() when fetching order data, use $order->get_order_number()

Installation and Setup of the Sequential Order Number Plugin

To learn about the installation and setup of this free sequential order plugin, visit the WooCommerce sequential order number plugin documentation.

You can also check out this video to get a quick understanding of the plugin.

Premium Version Features

✅ Add custom suffix
✅ Add order date as suffix
✅ Option to auto-reset order numbers on a daily/monthly/yearly basis
✅ Custom sequence for free orders
✅ More order number templates
✅ Custom increment for order sequence

For more information about the plugin checkout the Sequential Order Number for WooCommerce Premium.

Compatible Plugins

Importance of Sequential Order Numbers for WooCommerce

Usually, a WooCommerce store receives hundreds and thousands of orders each day. Each of these orders has to be recorded for the smooth functioning of the store and any future reference of the orders. When WooCommerce order numbers are linearly ordered it makes order management easy.

The WooCommerce Sequential order number plugin helps to make store management effortless by converting all order numbers to a sequential format. You can sort, delete, or change order numbers without taking up much time.

A sequential order number system has its advantages in improving the efficiency of the store and the pace of its transactions. Therefore, enabling your store to generate sequential or custom order numbers is a must for the effective management of your WooCommerce store orders.

Benefits of Sequential Order Numbers for WooCommerce

Makes store management easy – Sequential order numbers make store management easy and flexible. Consecutive order numbers helps easily estimate the orders received each day, thus, making order management easy for the store.

Helps you to find and track orders fast – If you have a huge WooCommerce store with orders pouring in each day, tracking a particular order is going to be a tiresome task. Thus, by assigning a unique identity to each order, it gets easy to track or find a particular order among thousands of orders.

Effortless estimation of the number of orders received – When order numbers are given in a sequence of natural numbers or alphabets it becomes easy to estimate the number of orders in your store within seconds.

Easier recording of orders – Sequential order numbers helps to record orders easily. When random numbers are given for orders store owner will have a hard time keeping a record of the orders.


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Can I do custom formatting for the WooCommerce order numbers?

Yes, you can set a custom prefix and start number.

Does it work with subscription orders?

Yes, The plugin supports WooCommerce subscriptions.

Can I set an order number prefix/suffix?

You can set a custom prefix for WooCommerce order numbers using the plugin.

Can I add custom order number width?

Yes, you can set a custom order number width.

How to make my payment gateway plugin compatible with the sequential order plugin?

Using the below tweak you can make your payment/invoice/shipping plugin compatible with the Sequential orders. Instead of referencing $order->id or $order->get_id() when fetching order data, use $order->get_order_number()

Is it possible to add order date prefix to sequential order numbers?

Yes. It’s possible to add order date prefix.


12 ліпеня, 2024
this is a great plugin to organize orders especially using the prefix options for store orders at recurring events every year.
23 чэрвеня, 2024
Not much else to say. Just plug it in and off you go!
13 мая, 2024
The plugin does exactly what I expected. The plugin does not annoy us with nag screens which is a great plus. It asked for a review, and this is perfectly ok with me. Good job!
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1.6.5 15-07-2024

  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 9.1.2.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.6.
  • [Fix] – Improved order search using order number on WooCommerce orders listing page.

1.6.4 10-07-2024

  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 9.0.2.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.5.5.
  • [Enhancement] – Improved order search using order number on WooCommerce orders listing page.

1.6.3 11-06-2024

  • [Add] – A new search filter option based on order numbers has been added to the WooCommerce orders page.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.9.3.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.5.4.

1.6.2 13-05-2024

  • [Fix] – Emails sent for orders created manually through the WooCommerce admin panel use the order ID instead of the assigned sequential order number.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.8.3.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.5.3.

1.6.1 01-04-2024

  • [Fix] – Skip sequential order number generation for draft orders.
  • [Compatibility] – Add support for the HPOS feature.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.7.0.


  • [Fix] – Error encountered when start number field is empty.
  • [Compatibility] – Subscriptions for WooCommerce by WebToffee.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.6.1.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.4.3.


  • [Fix] – Error encountered when failed to declare a variable in PHP version 8.2.
  • [Enhancement] – Disabled scrolling for the Start Number field on the settings page.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.5.1.


  • [Fix] – Improved the file create and lock methods to avoid the duplication of sequential order numbers.
  • [Fix] – Issue with the sequential order number when the plugin is installed on a newly created site.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.4.0
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.4.2


  • [Fix] – Duplicate sequential order numbers.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.2.2
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.4.1


  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.2.1
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.3.2


  • [Compatibility] – RMA Return Refund & Exchange For WooCommerce Pro By WP Swings.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.1.1
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.3.1


  • [Fix] – Issue in searching order number when HPOS orders table is enabled.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 8.0.1
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.3


  • [Fix] – Duplicate sequential order numbers.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 7.8.2


  • [Add] – HPOS Compatibility.
  • [Enhancement] – Add 3 new filters ‘wt_alter_get_settings_pages_priority’,’wt_sequential_alter_shop_order_meta_priority’ and ‘wt_sequential_alter_order_number’.
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WooCommerce 7.8.0
  • [Compatibility] – Tested OK with WordPress 6.2.2


  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 7.6.0


  • [Fix] – Duplicate order numbers issue when orders placed simultaneously in heavy traffic site.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce Subscriptions 4.7
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 7.3
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 6.2


  • [Fix] – Issue of generating duplicate order number for simultaneously placed orders is fixed.
  • [Enhancement] – New side banner.
  • [Enhancement] – Custom page for displaying other WebToffee plugins.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 7.1.1


  • [Fix] – Issue of returning post_id instead of WooCommerce sequential order numbers in some sites due to timezone conflicts is fixed.


  • [Fix] – Issue of generating order number for old orders while making updates in the order.
  • [Fix] – “Trying to get property ‘post_type’ of non-object” notice while using ‘woocommerce_before_resend_order_emails’ hook is fixed.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce Amazon Pay By WooCommerce.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 6.7
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 6.1


  • [Fix] – PHP warning – Undefined variable $increment_counter.
  • [Fix] – PHP warning – Call to an undefined method ‘ wt_quickpay_order_number_for_api ‘.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 6.5.1
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 6.0


  • [Fix] – Start number not resetting when settings saved.
  • [Fix] – Duplicated sequential order numbers.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce QuickPay By Perfect Solution.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 6.4.1
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 5.9.3


  • [Enhancement] – Settings page UI.
  • [Enhancement] – Add 2 new filters ‘wt_sequential_change_last_order_number’,’wt_sequential_reset_start_number’.
  • [Enhancement] – Replaced ‘wcs_subscription_meta’ filter by ‘wcs_subscription_meta_query’.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 6.2.1
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 5.9.1


  • [Enhancement] – Free to Pro section.
  • [Compatibility] – Activity Log by Activity Log Team.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 6.1
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 5.8.3


  • [Add] – Free vs Pro section.
  • [Fix] – Sequential order number not saved to database while creating an order issue is fixed.
  • [Fix] – Returning post_id in order mails issue is fixed.
  • [Compatibility] – Stripe Payment Gateway Plugin for WooCommerce by WebToffee.
  • [Compatibility] – Mollie Payments for WooCommerce By Mollie


  • [Enhancement] – Pro version banner.
  • [Enhancement] – Minor code refactoring.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 5.9


  • [Enhancement] – Minor code refactoring.
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 5.8.1
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 5.8


  • [Add] – Pro version coming soon banner.
  • [Compatibility] – PayPal for WooCommerce By AngellEye.
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 5.8.1
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 5.6


  • [Add] – Sample sequential order number preview.
  • [Fix] – Issue of returning post_id instead of WooCommerce sequential order numbers when order placed through POS plugins is fixed.
  • [Fix] – Returning post_id in order confirmation mail is fixed now.
  • [Compatibility] – Orders created via Woocommerce rest api.
  • [Compatibility] – Point of Sale (POS) for Woocommerce by BizSwoop.
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce POS by kilbot.
  • [Compatibility] – WordPress 5.8
  • [Compatibility] – WooCommerce 5.5.2


  • Fix – Issue of returning post_id instead of WooCommerce sequential order numbers in some sites is fixed.


  • Feature – Order template selection for sequential order numbers.
  • Feature – Order date prefix for sequential order numbers.
  • Bug Fix – Sequential order number skipping.
  • Enhancement – Help text and tool tips.
  • Enhancement – UI Improvement
  • Enhancement – Uninstall feedback Improvement
  • WooCommerce 5.4.1 Tested OK


  • Bug Fix- Activation issue in multisite


  • WordPress 5.7.2 Tested OK
  • WooCommerce 5.3 Tested OK
  • Readme Update


  • Added option to set WooCommerce order numbers’ width.
  • WooCommerce 5.2.2 Tested OK
  • Bug fix – Sequential order number skipping.
  • Uninstall feedback improvement


  • WooCommerce 5.2.1 Tested OK
  • WordPress 5.7.1 Tested OK
  • Bug fix – Plugin version number missing in uninstall feedback.


  • WooCommerce 5.1 Tested OK
  • WordPress 5.7 Tested OK
  • FAQ Update.
  • PO File Update.
  • WPML Compatibility


  • WooCommerce 5.0 Tested OK
  • WordPress 5.6.2 Tested OK
  • Moved plugin settings page to WooCommerce settings page.
  • Added Option to Keep Existing Order Numbers.
  • Added Option to Enable/Disable order tracking using [woocommerce_order_tracking] shortcode.
  • Added Option to Enable/Disable admin order search by woocommerce custom order numbers.
  • Settings Page Style Update.
  • Help text Improvement
  • Screenshot Update.


  • WooCommerce 4.9.2 Tested OK
  • WordPress 5.6.1 Tested OK
  • Review request banner.
  • Settings Page Style Update.
  • Screenshot Update.


  • WooCommerce 4.9.1 Tested OK
  • Added support for [woocommerce_order_tracking] shortcode.
  • Readme Update.
  • Screenshot Update.
  • PHP8 Compatibility Updates.


  • Added compatibility with Woocommerce Subscription
  • Added compatibility with Webtoffee Subscription
  • Bug fix – Duplicating order numbers.


  • WooCommerce 4.8.0 Tested OK
  • WordPress 5.6 Tested OK


  • WooCommerce 4.3.3 Tested OK


  • WooCommerce 4.3.1 Tested OK


  • WooCommerce 4.0.1 Tested OK
  • WordPress 5.4 Tested OK


  • WooCommerce 4.0.0 Tested OK


  • Feedback Capture Improvement.


  • Security update.


  • Tested OK with WP 5.4 Beta and WooCommerce 3.9.1


  • Tested OK with WP 5.3 and WooCommerce 3.8.1


  • WC tested OK with 3.7.1.


  • WC tested OK with 3.7.0.


  • Bug fix with last update.


  • Introduced Settings
  • Custom Start Number
  • Custom Prefix


  • Tested OK with WP 5.2 and WooCommerce 3.6.5


  • Tested OK with WP 5.1.1 and WooCommerce 3.5.7


  • Tested OK with WP 5.0.3 and WooCommerce 3.5.3


  • Content updates.


  • Content updates.


  • Tested OK with WooCommerce 3.5.1


  • WC Tested OK with 3.4.5.


  • Optimization.


  • Minor content changes.


  • Readme content updates.


  • Fixed issue with dashboard order search functionality.


  • Initial commit.