WooCommerce: Hide Related Products @ Single Product Page

Adding content to the WooCommerce Single Product Page is super easy – but what if you wish to remove / hide a default element?

Well, in this case it gets even easier. All you need to know is the default hook used by WooCommerce – so that you can remove it with one line of PHP in your functions.php. You can find a list of default hooks here: (https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-visual-hook-guide-single-product-page/)

For example, how do we hide the Related Products? Well, here’s one line of code that will help you!

WooCommerce: Hide Related Products

PHP Snippet: Hide Related Products @ WooCommerce Single Product Page

/**
 * @snippet       Hide Related Products @ WooCommerce Single Product Page
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @source        https://businessbloomer.com/?p=72966
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @testedwith    Woo 3.3.4
 */

remove_action( 'woocommerce_after_single_product_summary', 'woocommerce_output_related_products', 20 );

It’s that simple, yes πŸ™‚

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (delete "?>" if you have it there). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme 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 free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked 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 on PHP 7.3.

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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.

23 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Hide Related Products @ Single Product Page

  1. Is there any way we can hide related products price with hook?

    1. Hi Kiran 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!

  2. Hi there, I tried this and it did not work on our WooCommerce site with the theme that we are using. It did work with a default theme.

    So I found another easy solution: Since the related products are products from the same category, I created an own sub-category for the product that should not have related products.

    Might be a solution for those who commented here that the products shown as related products are not related – clean up your categories!

  3. Hey..im using front store theme. But I’m confused where to place this snippet. I do not have a single product.php file in my theme editor

    1. functions.php

  4. Does not work

    1. What’s your theme?

  5. Seems like this snippet does not work anymore.. The related products are still showing.
    I now removed the output with CSS put it is still being loaded. Any way to prevent this from being loaded?

    1. Hi Sander, this will not work on a theme that is improperly overriding WooCommerce. It is definitely possible to fix, 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!

  6. Snippet doesn’t work for me

    1. Keely, 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!

      R

  7. I just added this to my functions.php and the related products section below the product description is still showing up. πŸ™

    1. Hello Jessa, 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!

      R

  8. Hi.
    How can we hide _Out of Stock_ products in related products?
    Thanks

    1. Hello Sarah, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R

  9. Hi Rodolfo,

    Thanks for your snippets. How can we change the text you might also like?

    Thanks Jamel

    1. Hey Jamel, there’s a snippet for that πŸ˜€ https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-change-may-also-like-text/

  10. After Updates my site has related products only if you are logged in!

    Can you please suggest anything to undo that ? I want everybody to see related products.

    thanks in advance

    1. Hey Natalia, thanks for your comment πŸ™‚ My snippet doesn’t do that, so it must be something else. Sorry!

  11. Why in the world would you want to do this (hiding related products)? I can think of several benefits to having related products, helping SE’s crawl, showing customers what they really wanted, etc … but cons?

    1. Eheh, thanks so much for your comment Ron! Some custom product pages require no Related Products, not all ecommerce websites are born equal πŸ™‚ For example, if you only have 1 product per category. Or if each product is really specific to a single audience. Or for custom designs. Or maybe instead of automatically-generated Related Products, you want to show a “recommendation engine”. Hope this helps!

    2. We don’t want them as the related products aren’t related !

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