Change Specific Payment Gateway Title and Description

Change WooCommerce payment gateway title and description
In this example we change “Cash on delivery” payment gateway title and description. The code from this post applies to both “Checkout” and “Pay for order” pages.

Change Title

add_filter( 'woocommerce_gateway_title', 'rudr_change_payment_gateway_title', 25, 2 );

function rudr_change_payment_gateway_title( $title, $gateway_id ){
	if( 'cod' === $gateway_id ) {
		$title = 'By Cash or Credit Card on delivery';

	return $title;
  • What is $gateway_id and where to get it? I think the easiest way is to use this code snippet which adds a payment gateway ID column in WooCommerce settings.
  • Where to insert the code? Well, you can use your current theme functions.php, but please keep in mind, that if your theme received updates, it is better to create a child theme or a custom plugin for this purpose.

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Change Description

The same way but with another filter hook you can do it for a payment method description.

add_filter( 'woocommerce_gateway_description', 'rudr_change_payment_gateway_description', 25, 2 );

function rudr_change_payment_gateway_description( $description, $gateway_id ) {

	if( 'cod' === $gateway_id ) {
		// you can use HTML tags here
		$description = 'Pay with cash upon delivery. Easy-breezy ;)';

	return $description;

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