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
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/

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

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

  1. 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;
  2. 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

  3. Works like a charm!

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