WooCommerce: Disable Keyboard “Enter” on Checkout Page

Interesting issue. A client found out that if you push “enter” on your keyboard while on the WooCommerce Checkout page, the form will be automatically submitted – as long as all required fields have been filled out.

Ouch! What if the customer wanted to use a different shipping method? What if “enter” is pushed by mistake? So, here’s how to disable it. Enjoy!

Let’s disable the keyboard “enter” on the WooCommerce Checkout page!

PHP Snippet: Disable “Enter” Key For WooCommerce Checkout Form

 * @snippet       Disable Keyboard Enter @ Woo Checkout
 * @tutorial      Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 8
 * @community     Join https://businessbloomer.com/club/

add_action( 'woocommerce_before_checkout_form', 'bbloomer_disable_enter_key_woo_checkout' );

function bbloomer_disable_enter_key_woo_checkout() {
   wc_enqueue_js( "
      $('form.checkout').on('keypress',function(e) {
         if (e.which == 13) {
            return false;
   " );

Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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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. Follow @rmelogli

6 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Disable Keyboard “Enter” on Checkout Page

  1. I was curious about how this effects accessibility for disabled people? I’m not exactly sure how that works with the tools that are available to them, but I know certain disabled people are unable to use a mouse and have to use their keyboard. Would disabling the “enter” option on the place order button make this unusable for certain disabled users? Thanks!

    1. Not fully sure Liz, please ask an accessibility expert

  2. It’s good. The problem I’ve found is it completely disables the enter key on the page, so now the enter key won’t work for customised input or text either. It would be better if it targeted the buy it now button specifically.

    1. Hi John, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but 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!

  3. Hi,
    It works perfectly!
    Can I apply this code on all products automatically?
    If so what is the full code?

    1. Hey Motti, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but 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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