WooCommerce: Disable Out of Stock Variations @ Variable Product Dropdown
A nice way to avoid user frustration is to never let them pick a product / variation that is out of stock, only to realize later they can’t purchase it.
A variable product comes with a “select dropdown” on the single product page, from which customers can pick their favorite variation. Problem is that ONLY after selecting this they will find out about price, stock status and may be able to add to cart.
Today, we’ll completely disable (grey-out) those select dropdown options (variations) that are out of stock, so that users don’t waste time and only pick one of those that are in stock. Enjoy!
PHP Snippet: Grey-out Out of Stock Variations @ WooCommerce Single Product Page
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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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.