WooCommerce: Conditionally Hide Widgets

You could use a popular plugin called Widget Logic, or instead you could keep it simple with a few lines of PHP. Here’s a snippet for you in case you need to conditionally hide a certain sidebar widget given a condition e.g. if you’re on the Cart page.

Of course, you can use any of the available WooCommerce conditional tags and make this more complex, but in this example we’ll keep it simple and check if we’re looking at the Cart page (thanks to the is_cart() conditional). Enjoy!

The “woocommerce-products-2” widget ID that I want to hide on the WooCommerce Cart page

PHP Snippet: Remove a Sidebar Widget if @ WooCommerce Cart Page

Note: you’ll need to find the sidebar ID (go to the WordPress dashboard > “Appearance” > “Widgets” and right click on the sidebar in question. Click Inspect on Google Chrome and find the sidebar ID) and the widget ID (see screenshot above for 1 way to do that: right click on the widget, click Inspect on Google Chrome, and find the widget DIV ID).

In regard to my sample snippet below, I found out the sidebar ID is ‘sidebar-1‘ and the widget ID I wanted to hide is ‘woocommerce_products-2‘. You need to make sure you’re targeting the correct sidebar/widget or the code won’t work.

/**
 * @snippet       Hide Sidebar Widget @ WooCommerce Cart
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.7
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */

add_filter( 'sidebars_widgets', 'bbloomer_woocommerce_conditionally_hide_widget' );

function bbloomer_woocommerce_conditionally_hide_widget( $sidebars_widgets ) {
    if( ! is_admin() ) {
		if ( is_cart() ) {
				$key = array_search( 'woocommerce_products-2', $sidebars_widgets['sidebar-1'] );
				if( $key ) {
					unset( $sidebars_widgets['sidebar-1'][$key] );
			}
		}
    }
    return $sidebars_widgets;
}

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7+.

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Need Help with WooCommerce Customization?

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

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