WooCommerce: Hide Products Based On Custom Field / ACF Value

We’ve already seen how to hide products based on IP addresses, hide products belonging to a specific category and even hide all products from the Shop page.

Today I want to publish another version of those, but this time we’ll use a custom field / ACF in our conditional logic, so that we can toggle the product visibility based on its value. Enjoy!

Whenever a product has this combination of custom field key -> value, it won’t be shown in the Shop page as the snippet below is altering the product query based on that exact combination.

PHP Snippet: Remove Products With Specific Custom Field Value @ Shop

Simply change “whatever_key” and “whatever_value” below to your custom field / ACF key and value.

This snippet will tell the WooCommerce query to show all products where key = “whatever_key” does not exist OR where value is different from “whatever_value” in case key = “whatever_key” is set.

 * @snippet       Hide Products With Custom Field Value @ Shop
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 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
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add_action( 'woocommerce_product_query', 'bbloomer_hide_product_if_cf_query', 9999, 2 );
function bbloomer_hide_product_if_cf_query( $q, $query ) {
    if ( is_admin() ) return;
    $meta_query = $q->get( 'meta_query');
	 $meta_query[] = array(
		'relation' => 'OR',
			'key'       => 'whatever_key',
			'compare'   => 'NOT EXISTS',
			'key'       => 'whatever_key',
			'value'     => 'whatever_value',
			'compare'   => '!=',
	 $q->set( 'meta_query', $meta_query ); 
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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.

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