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How to disable WooCommerce widgets

WooCommerce by default comes with a lot of widgets installed. A lot of times these aren’t used anywhere as themes have their own code to display products. They can add back-end load and front-end load if you have them in sidebars or footers.

WooCommerce widgets
WooCommerce widgets

You can easily disable the following WooCommerce widgets globally with a single click:

  • Active product filters
  • Cart
  • Filter products by attribute
  • Filter products by price
  • Filter products by ratings
  • Product categories
  • Product search
  • Product tag cloud
  • Products
  • Products by rating
  • Recent product reviews
  • Recently viewed products

Disable WooCommerce widgets

Follow the steps below to disable WooCommerce widgets. This applies to both the back-end and front-end.

Step 1

Click into the Perfmatters plugin settings.

Perfmatters plugin settings
Perfmatters plugin settings

Step 2

Under the “Options” tab click on the “WooCommerce” sub-navigation menu.

Perfmatters WooCommerce options
Perfmatters WooCommerce options

Step 3

Toggle on “Disable Widgets.”

Disable WooCommerce widgets
Disable WooCommerce widgets

Step 4

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

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