Woocommerce – Add a product to cart programmatically via JS or PHP [closed]

I am using the Woocommerce plugin to facilitate a small e-commerce part of a site and need to add products to its cart via some call or function rather than using its own ‘add-to-cart’ buttons.

By this I basically mean send Woocommerce a SKU and quantity for example and have the cart update.

sendToCart('123456', 55);


I’ve looked through the documentation and can’t seem to find a reference to this sort of thing. Can anyone suggest how I might achieve this?


OK so here’s how I solved it in the end. A quick and dirty example, uses JQuery.

<a id="buy" href="#">Buy this!</a>
       $('#buy').click(function(e) {
          return false;

       function addToCart(p_id) {
          $.get('/wp/?post_type=product&add-to-cart=" + p_id, function() {
             // call back

This just makes an AJAX GET request to the cart url


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