WooCommerce: Disable Keyboard “Enter” on Checkout Page

Interesting issue. A client found out that if you push the “enter” on your keyboard while on the WooCommerce Checkout page, the form will be automatically submitted. Ouch! What if the customer wanted to use a different shipping method? What if “enter” is pushed by mistake? So, here’s how you disable it.

1. Install the CSS & JavaScript Toolbox

Just go to the official WordPress Plugin directory here to download it.

Install it.

2. Create a new “code block” and add this code

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
$("form").keypress(function(e) {
  //Enter key
  if (e.which == 13) {
    return false;

3. Select the checkout page from the right panel

WooCommerce: disable keyboard enter on checkout form
WooCommerce: disable keyboard enter on checkout form

4. Save all changes (CSS & JavaScript Toolbox)

…and the checkout form page won’t submit with the keyboard enter!

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.

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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