WooCommerce: Exclude Category from ‘products’ Shortcode

The WooCommerce [products] shortcode displays all products in your shop. There is even an attribute called “category” where you can specify comma-separated list of category slugs in order to further filter the output.

What you can’t do is define a list of unwanted categories (think of “uncategorized” for example) i.e. a list of categories you want to exclude from the products shortcode output.

So, here’s the fix, enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Exclude Category from ‘product_categories’ Shortcode

Sometimes solutions are very simple, and you don’t need rocket science to fix your issue!

A client of mine needed to hide a category from the Product Categories Shortcode ([product_categories]); in fact, there is no parameter that allows you to “exclude” a given product category such as “uncategorized” or whatever category you wish.

A rare issue, but once again a quick fix! Here’s how you do it.

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