WooCommerce: Hide “No products were found matching your selection”

When your WooCommerce store has no published products the shop page will not display anything. A message “No products were found matching your selection” will show instead. The same applies to empty categories or when you decide to completely hide the shop page products for some reason, especially for custom built layouts.

So, how do we hide this notice? Thankfully, and once again, one line of PHP is sufficient to achieve the result! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Hiding the “No products were found matching your selection” on the Shop / Category pages

PHP Snippet: Hide “No products were found matching your selection” @ WooCommerce Shop Page and/or Category Pages

* @snippet       Remove "No products were found matching your selection"
* @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
* @author        Rodolfo Melogli
* @compatible    WooCommerce 6
* @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/

remove_action( 'woocommerce_no_products_found', 'wc_no_products_found' );

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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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

10 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Hide “No products were found matching your selection”

  1. Good Morning

    First of all thank you for the free tips !
    Unfortunately that does not work for my website.
    For information:
    – Wordress Version: 6.0.2
    – Theme used: Foodica Lite

    Is there by any chance a new code for this topic ?

    Bests regards

    1. Thanks for your message Henri! Code works for me – please try with a different theme and no plugins active (but WooCommerce) and see if it works?

  2. Made my Day, thanks a lot!

  3. Thank you! The code works.
    But I would like to clarify – What kind of code should be in order to remove โ€œNo products were found matching your selectionโ€ only from the main page of the store?

    1. I suggest you take a look at “conditional logic”: https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-conditional-logic-ultimate-php-guide/. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sorry, not working in WC 3.7.1 and enfold theme

    1. Rsingga, thanks for your comment! I just tested this again with Storefront theme and it works perfectly. Maybe your theme (or another plugin) is messing/conflicting with my snippet?

      To troubleshoot, disable all plugins but WooCommerce and also switch temporarily to “Twentyseventeen” theme (load the snippet there in functions.php) – does it work? If yes, you have a problem with your current theme or one of the plugins.

      Hope this helps!


  5. I’m using wordpress 5.1.1 with the latest version of woocommerce but this is not working for me. I added it to a snipets plugin and its activated. Is it working for you on the latest version?

    1. Hello Breda, thanks for your message! Works for me, yes – WC 3.5.7 and Storefront theme

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