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How Do I Hide Product Description in WooCommerce?

Last updated on October 1, 2022 @ 4:22 pm

Product descriptions are an important part of any WooCommerce store. They help customers learn more about the products they are interested in, and can also help to increase conversion rates.

However, there may be times when you need to hide the product description, either for aesthetic or functional reasons. In this article, we will show you how to hide product descriptions in WooCommerce.

There are two main ways to hide product descriptions in WooCommerce. The first is to use the built-in WordPress content editor, and the second is to use a plugin. Let’s take a look at both methods.

Method 1: Hiding Product Descriptions Using the WordPress Content Editor

The first method is to use the WordPress content editor. This is a simple way to hide product descriptions, but it does have some limitations.

First, you can only hide product descriptions on a per-product basis. Second, if you ever need to edit the product description, you will need to do so through the code.

To hide a product description using the WordPress content editor, simply edit the product in question and scroll down to the ‘Product Description’ section. Here, you will see a checkbox labeled ‘Hide Description’. Checking this box will hide the description from both the product page and the shop page.

PRO TIP: If you are planning to hide product description in WooCommerce, it is important to note that this may affect your search engine optimization (SEO). This is because hiding your product description can make it difficult for potential customers to find your products when they are searching online. Additionally, hiding your product description may also make it more difficult for you to sell your products on other platforms, such as eBay or Amazon.

Method 2: Hiding Product Descriptions Using a Plugin

If you need more control over hiding product descriptions, or if you want to be able to globally hide descriptions for all products, then you will need to use a plugin. There are a few different plugins that offer this functionality, but we recommend using ‘WooCommerce Hide Products’.

Once installed and activated, WooCommerce Hide Products will add a new ‘Visibility’ setting to each product in your store. By default, products are set to ‘Catalog/Search’, which means they are visible on the shop page and search results pages. If you change this setting to ‘Hidden’, the product will be completely hidden from your store.

You can also use WooCommerce Hide Products to bulk edit products and change their visibility settings. To do this, go to WooCommerce > Products and select the products you want to edit. From here, select ‘Edit > Change Visibility’ from the Bulk Actions menu and choose ‘Hidden’.

Hiding product descriptions can be useful for a number of reasons. Maybe you want to declutter your shop page, or maybe you’re selling products that are better explained in person. Whatever your reason, hiding product descriptions is easy to do with WooCommerce.

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

Devops woman in trade, tech explorer and problem navigator.