Im adding Woocomerce custom checkout fields in a Storefront child theme functions.php file.
They have a “required” attribute.

when clicking the submit button to proceed to payment, im getting the required custom field validation error (‘please fill in your name’) and cannot continue with payment, even though filling the field with valid data.
any clue how to fix this or where to start debugging ?

here is the code in functions.php:

add_action( 'woocommerce_before_checkout_form', 'my_custom_checkout_fields' );

function my_custom_checkout_fields( $checkout ) {

    echo '<div id="my_custom_checkout_field" class="col4-set"><h2>' . __('name') . '</h2>';

    woocommerce_form_field( 'developer_name', array(
        'type'          => 'text',
        'class'         => array('developer_name-class form-row form-row-first'),
        'label'         => __('name'),
        'placeholder'   => __('fill in your name'), 
        'required'      => true,
        ), $checkout->get_value( 'developer_name' ));                               

    echo '</div>';


 * Process the checkout
add_action('woocommerce_checkout_process', 'my_custom_checkout_field_process');

function my_custom_checkout_field_process() {
    // Check if set, if its not set add an error.
if ( ! $_POST['developer_name'] )
        wc_add_notice( __( 'please fill in your name' ), 'error' );  

i tried the following but none of them helped:

  1. changing

if ( ! $_POST['developer_name'] )


 if ( empty( $_POST['developer_name']) )
  1. changing the trigger from

add_action( 'woocommerce_before_checkout_form', 'my_custom_checkout_fields' );


add_action( 'woocommerce_after_checkout_form', 'my_custom_checkout_fields' );
  1. updating to latest Woocomerce 3.0.5 version

im running WordPress 4.7.4
additional related active plugins:
Uni CPO – WooCommerce Options and Price Calculation Formulas

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