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WooCommerce: Hide Related Products @ Single Product Page

Adding content to the WooCommerce Single Product Page is super easy – but what if you wish to remove / hide a default element?

Well, in this case it gets even easier. All you need to know is the default hook used by WooCommerce – so that you can remove it with one line of PHP in your functions.php. You can find a list of default hooks here: (https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-visual-hook-guide-single-product-page/)

For example, how do we hide the Related Products? Well, here’s one line of code that will help you!

WooCommerce: Hide Related Products

/**
 * @snippet       Hide Related Products @ WooCommerce Single Product Page
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @source        https://businessbloomer.com/?p=72966
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @testedwith    Woo 3.3.4
 */

remove_action( 'woocommerce_after_single_product_summary', 'woocommerce_output_related_products', 20 );

It’s that simple, yes ๐Ÿ™‚

Where to add this code?

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 delicate files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free WooCommerce Customization video tutorial.

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, WordCamp speaker and Internet marketer, Rodolfo Melogli has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. He helps entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares :) Rodolfo is the organiser of WordCamp Dublin, the Dublin WooCommerce Meetup, the Dublin Ecommerce Meetup and the Dublin WordPress Meetup. He enjoys interacting with people, travelling and chasing tennis & soccer balls. Of course, he loves pizza too.

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Hide Related Products @ Single Product Page

  1. Why in the world would you want to do this (hiding related products)? I can think of several benefits to having related products, helping SE’s crawl, showing customers what they really wanted, etc … but cons?

    1. Eheh, thanks so much for your comment Ron! Some custom product pages require no Related Products, not all ecommerce websites are born equal ๐Ÿ™‚ For example, if you only have 1 product per category. Or if each product is really specific to a single audience. Or for custom designs. Or maybe instead of automatically-generated Related Products, you want to show a “recommendation engine”. Hope this helps!

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