WooCommerce: Disable Keyboard “Enter” on Checkout Page

Interesting issue. A client found out that if you push the “enter” on your keyboard while on the WooCommerce Checkout page, the form will be automatically submitted. Ouch! What if the customer wanted to use a different shipping method? What if “enter” is pushed by mistake? So, here’s how you disable it.

1. Install the CSS & JavaScript Toolbox

Just go to the official WordPress Plugin directory here to download it.

Install it.

2. Create a new “code block” and add this code

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
$("form").keypress(function(e) {
  //Enter key
  if (e.which == 13) {
    return false;

3. Select the checkout page from the right panel

WooCommerce: disable keyboard enter on checkout form
WooCommerce: disable keyboard enter on checkout form

4. Save all changes (CSS & JavaScript Toolbox)

…and the checkout form page won’t submit with the keyboard enter!

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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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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