WooCommerce: Remove “Metaboxes” @ Product Edit Admin Page

Let’s say you disabled product tags in your shop. Or maybe your store set up requires no short description. Or even, you want to hide a custom “metabox” (e.g. one of those widgets that appear on the Edit Product page). Either way, removing metaboxes and making the Edit Product page much cleaner is quite easy.

You just need the “ID” of the metabox and its position (‘normal’ or ‘side’, depending on whether it’s in the sidebar or not), and then this little PHP snippet. Enjoy!

Hide specific metaboxes @ WooCommerce Edit Product Page

Snippet (PHP): Hide Custom Metaboxes @ WooCommerce Edit Product Page

/**
 * @snippet       Remove WooCommerce Edit Product Page Boxes
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 5
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/
*/

add_action( 'add_meta_boxes_product', 'bbloomer_remove_metaboxes_edit_product', 9999 );

function bbloomer_remove_metaboxes_edit_product() {

   // e.g. remove short description
   remove_meta_box( 'postexcerpt', 'product', 'normal' );

   // e.g. remove product tags
   remove_meta_box( 'tagsdiv-product_tag', 'product', 'side' );

}

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 “Metaboxes” @ Product Edit Admin Page

  1. This code is not working for the product_variation type.

    1. This is my code

       add_action( 'add_meta_boxes_product', 'bbloomer_remove_metaboxes_edit_product', 9999 );
      function bbloomer_remove_metaboxes_edit_product() {
       
         // e.g. remove short description
         remove_meta_box( '_virtual', 'product_variation', 'normal' );
       
      }
      
      1. I don’t think this can work that way unfortunately, metaboxes are tied to the product, no matter its type

  2. Great snippet! thank you!!! im want to hide the descrption box ยดwp-content-editor-containerยด, but i cant find de position! any idea ? thank you very much!

    1. Hi Gab, 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!

      1. function remove_pages_editor(){
          remove_post_type_support( 'product', 'editor' );
        }   
        add_action( 'init', 'remove_pages_editor' );
        

        This works for me to disable main editor

  3. Muito show, obrigado pelas dicas! Very good!!!!

    1. Thank you!

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