By default, empty WooCommerce product categories (i.e. categories which have no published products) will not display on your Shop page.
This makes a lot of sense and avoids that customers land on empty pages… BUT sometimes you might have different needs and require that users still see these categories when the shop display is set to “Show Categories”.
Thankfully there is a quick one-line fix that you can copy / paste in your functions.php to show empty categories… enjoy!
PHP Snippet: Show Empty WooCommerce Product Categories
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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