WooCommerce: Remove “Clear” Button @ Variable Product Page

As soon as you select a product attribute (by default, this is a dropdown right above the variation add to cart button), a “Clear” button appears beside the dropdown/s in order to reset the selection/s and start anew.

As usual, some WooCommerce store owners may require to hide/delete such link, and this is why your truly is here: why “display:none” stuff with CSS when you’re not actually removing it completely from the code? Which means, there must be a PHP way.

And, once again, here comes a 1-line snippet. Enjoy!

When you select an attribute (“Color” in the example), a “Clear” link appears beside the last dropdown. On click, it resets all select fields. In this snippet, we’ll see how to completely remove this element.

PHP Snippet: Remove Reset Variations Link @ Variable Product Page

 * @snippet       Hide Clear Link | WooCommerce Variable Products
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/

add_filter( 'woocommerce_reset_variations_link', '__return_empty_string', 9999 );

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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8 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Remove “Clear” Button @ Variable Product Page

  1. Code snippet is still working.
    I love your blog. It’s golden for WooCommerce customization.

  2. Hi,
    Is there also a way to show that reset button all the time, even before I select a variation? We have changed the dropdowns to swatches and would like to show that button before we have selected 3 variations. Maybe the user wants to change after selecting two variations, but then the button is not yet showing.

    1. I believe you can just use some CSS:

      a.reset_variations {
         visibility: visible !important;
  3. Yes it works and clear reset link is not visible but when user selects a variation there is no way to change it as dropdown hides other variations, is there a work around for that to never hide the variation in dropdown?

    1. That’s not default WooCommerce behavior, might be a plugin or your current theme hiding the other variations

  4. Works like a charm!

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