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Disabling the Cart Feature in WooCommerce: Instructions

Last updated on August 16, 2023 @ 8:05 am

If you’re using WooCommerce to sell products on your WordPress site, you may want to disable the shopping cart temporarily for various reasons. For example, you might be performing maintenance on your store, or you might want to sell products that can’t be purchased online. Disabling the shopping cart is a relatively simple process.

To disable the WooCommerce shopping cart, you need to access your WordPress site’s backend. Once there, go to WooCommerce > Settings.

Go to WooCommerce then Settings WordPress

On the Settings page, select the Advanced tab and then click on Page setup. On the Page setup page, find the Cart Page section and select the Disabled option from the drop-down menu.

Disable Cart in Advanced Settings Tab WordPress


And that’s it! Once you’ve saved your changes, the WooCommerce shopping cart will be disabled on your site.

PRO TIP: If you are thinking about disabling your WooCommerce shopping cart, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, this will likely have a negative impact on your conversion rate, as customers will no longer be able to add items to their cart and purchase them. Additionally, if you have any other plugins or features that rely on the WooCommerce shopping cart being active (such as reporting or accounting), those may no longer work properly. Finally, disable the shopping cart at your own risk – we recommend creating a backup of your site before making any changes.



So there you have it! Disabling the WooCommerce shopping cart is a quick and easy process that can be useful in a variety of situations. Whether you’re performing maintenance on your store or selling products that can’t be purchased online, this method will ensure that your customers can’t add anything to their carts.

Dale Leydon

Dale Leydon

Sysadmin turned Javascript developer. Owner of 20+ apps graveyard, and a couple of successful ones.