WooCommerce: Close Button @ WooCommerce Checkout Notices

WooCommerce frontend messages and error notifications display on the Single Product page, Cart page, Checkout page, My Account page and may show on page load or upon a specific user action.

The potential problem is that – same as the WordPress backend – WooCommerce messages can use a lot of vertical space, hence can push useful content further down the page, and possibly disturb the navigation – especially on the Checkout page.

A cool workaround may be to place a dismiss “x” button on the WooCommerce notices, so that customers can quickly close them and gain back some space.

We will use a mix of PHP, JS and CSS in the snippet below in order to achieve our final goal. Enjoy!

The snippet below adds dismiss buttons for each notice (or group of notices) on the WooCommerce Checkout page. On click, the notice / notice group slides out gently.

PHP + JS Snippet: Add a Dismiss Button @ WooCommerce Checkout Message & Error Notifications

 * @snippet       Close Button @ WooCommerce Checkout Notifications
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 7
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/

add_action( 'wp_loaded', 'bbloomer_dismiss_woocommerce_message' );

function bbloomer_dismiss_woocommerce_message() {
	if ( is_admin() ) return;
	wc_enqueue_js( "
		$(document).on('updated_checkout checkout_error',function(){
				if (!$(this).find('.dizmiz').length) $(this).append('<span class=\'dizmiz\' title=\'Dismiss\'>x</span>').css('position','relative');
	" );

CSS Snippet: Style the Dismiss Button

.dizmiz {
    right: 1em;
    top: 1em;
    position: absolute;
    background: black;
    border-radius: 50%;
    height: 23px;
    width: 23px;
    line-height: 23px;
    font-size: 17px;
    text-align: center;
    color: white;
    font-weight: 900;
    cursor: pointer;

Where to add custom code?

You should place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file and CSS at the bottom of its 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 guide "Should I Add Custom Code Via WP Editor, FTP or Code Snippets?" and my video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything went 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.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent 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.

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Close Button @ WooCommerce Checkout Notices

  1. Thank you. it worked on checkout page but didnt work on cart page and single product page. How can it affect all woo commerce messages?

    1. Great! Some of the jQuery logic needs to be changed/added so that you can target any notification. I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

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