WooCommerce: Remove Product Category Counters

Here’s how to remove those annoying “yellow” product category counters in the WooCommerce shop / category / loop pages. You will find several versions of this snippet all over the internet…. but in case you haven’t found it yet, here’s the simple one-liner PHP code you need to add to your functions.php file.

WooCommerce Category Counters
WooCommerce Product Category Counters

Snippet (PHP): Remove the Product Category Counters @ WooCommerce Loop Pages

 * @snippet       Remove Category Counters | WooCommerce Shop
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 5
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/

add_filter( 'woocommerce_subcategory_count_html', '__return_null' );

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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Rodolfo Melogli

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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. Follow @rmelogli

12 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Remove Product Category Counters

  1. Great snippet!! it works perfectly.

    Thank you so much!

    1. Excellent

  2. Thank you so much! I have a weird situation where the counter is gone from all of the categories except the first one.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?

    1. Deanna, 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!


  3. Thank you!!!! Been trying all morning to fix this. Used a snippet plugin like Noah recommended and YES, it works. THANK YOU!

  4. Thank you so much – was going mad trying to sort that but the code and the tip from a previous poster about the snippet plugin and it worked a treat.

  5. Hi there!
    Your snippet worked great. Since I don’t know much about child themes and was scared to mess up the code, I downloaded a snippet plugin, and inserted your snippet into it then let the plugin do the rest. It works beautifully. Thanks so much for the help. Your videos are awesome as well.

    1. Thank you so much Noah ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow what a helpful Blog, Please may I ask where do we insert the code for all of your snippets?
    I bet you get asked this question frequently! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Cheers Liz ๐Ÿ™‚ Indeed, quite a common question. I’ve actually created a tutorial on this that goes through this exact need: https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-customization-hangout. Hope this helps & thanks again!

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