WooCommerce: Remove “Metaboxes” @ Product Edit Admin Page

Let’s say you disabled product tags in your shop. Or maybe your store set up requires no short description. Or even, you want to hide a custom “metabox” (e.g. one of those widgets that appear on the Edit Product page). Either way, removing metaboxes and making the Edit Product page much cleaner is quite easy.

You just need the “ID” of the metabox and its position (‘normal’ or ‘side’, depending on whether it’s in the sidebar or not), and then this little PHP snippet. Enjoy!

Hide specific metaboxes @ WooCommerce Edit Product Page

Snippet (PHP): Hide Custom Metaboxes @ WooCommerce Edit Product Page


/**
 * @snippet       Remove WooCommerce Edit Product Page Boxes
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @sourcecode    https://businessbloomer.com/?p=109727
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.5.4
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */ 

add_action( 'add_meta_boxes_product', 'bbloomer_remove_metaboxes_edit_product', 9999 );

function bbloomer_remove_metaboxes_edit_product() {

        // e.g. remove short description
        remove_meta_box( 'postexcerpt', 'product', 'normal' );

        // e.g. remove product tags
        remove_meta_box( 'tagsdiv-product_tag', 'product', 'side' );

}

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.

If you think this code saved you time & money, please join other Business Bloomer supporters and avail of 365 days of WooCommerce benefits. Thank you in advance :)

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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.

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