Get minimum price for simple and variable products in WooCommerce

I need to show a list of simple and variable products with their prices displayed as "From $XX". But I've seen some methods like below.

$min_price  = $product->get_variation_price( 'min', true ); //I guess this only works for variable products
$min_price = $product->get_price_html(); //Will this guarantee to show the priceof the cheapest variation in a variable product?
$min_price = $product->get_price(); //How about this?

So, which is the best way to ensure I always get the lowest price for products regardless of them being simple or variable.

1 answer

  • answered 2019-08-14 17:21 LoicTheAztec

    The minimum price is exclusively for variable products (price range)

    For variable products only to get the min active price amount (non formatted) you will use:

    $min_price = $product->get_variation_price( 'min' );
    $min_price_for display = $product->get_variation_price( 'min', true ); // for display

    For other product types (including variations) to get the active price amount (non formatted) you will use:

    $price = $product->get_price();

    For all products to get the formatted displayed price, you will use:

    $formatted_price = $product->get_price_html(); 

    This last one can give a price range for variable products and for products on sale.

    Related: WooCommerce variable products: keep only "min" price with a custom label