WooCommerce: Disable Orders Table Row Hyperlink @ Admin

If you access the WordPress dashboard and go to WooCommerce > Orders, you will be presented with the WooCommerce “Orders Table” i.e. the list of customer orders. Each row comes with several columns, such as the order number, order date, order status, order billing and shipping addresses and more.

What’s annoying sometimes is that the whole row is a clickable link, so if you need to copy and paste some information you will end up actually clicking on it, and being redirected to the single order page.

There is a way to add a specific “class” to each table row, so that it becomes not clickable, and the only link that remains is the very first column table cell – the order number (as it should be by default!).

So, let’s see how easy it is to alter this default behaviour. Enjoy!

Each WooCommerce Orders table row is a full clickable link to the single order page. Let’s change this behaviour and make sure only the first table cell is indeed an hyperlink!

PHP Snippet: Remove Hyperlink From Orders Table Rows @ WooCommerce Dashboard

/**
 * @snippet       Unlink orders table rows @ admin
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 7
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/
 */

add_filter( 'post_class', 'bbloomer_disable_admin_orders_table_row_link' );

function bbloomer_disable_admin_orders_table_row_link( $classes ) {
	if ( is_admin() ) {
		$current_screen = get_current_screen();
		if ( $current_screen->base == 'edit' && $current_screen->post_type == 'shop_order' ) $classes[] = 'no-link';
	}
	return $classes;
}

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

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Disable Orders Table Row Hyperlink @ Admin

  1. Hey Rodolfo

    Great post as always, do you think this technique could also be adapted to prevent the NEW link in the toolbar from automatically creating a new post when a user clicks on it. A lot of my colleagues get caught out when creating New Orders by clicking New, before the dropdown appears

    Thanks!

    Pete

    1. Hey Pete, 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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