How to remove additional information from WooCommerce

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to remove the additional information tab from the WooCommerce product page.

The additional information tab is a feature in WooCommerce that allows you to display product details such as weight, dimensions, and more. Although it could be handy for some use-cases, most of the time this data is better placed in the short description section or custom fields. The Additional Information tab is displayed only if the WooCommerce product has added some additional attributes to it. The attributes need to also have the “visible on the product page” option selected to show.

This information might not be useful for all products and desired by all store owners. Unfortunately, just like with removing related WooCommerce products, there isn’t a built-in option to edit or remove the WooCommerce additional information tab.

This leaves us with three different options to remove it using:

  • Dedicated WordPress plugin
  • CSS code snippet
  • PHP code snippet

We will explore the three option and the pros and cons of using them.

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How to remove additional information tab WooCommerce with a plugin

If you are not a tech person and you like a method that is quick and easy, then this is the option for you. All you need to do is install a plugin like YITH WooCommerce Tab Manager and activate it. Once active, use the plugin options to remove, change or delete the WooCommerce tabs. You can even create your custom tab. The benefit of using this method is that is the most simple and the most beginner-friendly. The downside is that now you have one more plugin to update and manage.

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How to hide additional information tab WooCommerce with CSS

A little more involved, yet quite simple way is to use CSS. You can add this simple one line of code to the Appearance -> Customize -> Additional CSS. If your theme provides a dedicated place to add additional CSS code, then you might want to put the CSS sniped in there:

It is important to mention that the CSS method is less preferred when compared with the PHP method (that we are going to show below). This is because all that this CSS code does is hide the additional information from the viewer of the website. If you inspect the code, you can still see the actual tab code loaded on the page. So keep in mind that this is a simple method, but it is not the most optimal one performance-wise.

Removing the additional information tab using PHP code snippet

If you want to remove the Additional information tab without using a plugin that you will have to add some custom code to do it. Luckily the code is quite simple since WooCommerce provides us with the “woocommerce_product_tabs” filter that we can hook to and change or remove information from the product tab.
When adding PHP code to WooCommerce and WordPress is important that done properly. The recommended way is to add the code into your child theme functions.php file (not your parent theme) alternatively you might use a dedicated snipped plugin like the code snippets plugin. To remove the additional information tab without a plugin we are going to have to our function and simply add a filter to the 

You can use a very similar code to also remove the product description tab or the product reviews tab.

Remove the additional notes area from the WooCommerce checkout

If you’re interested in customizing the WooCommerce checkout page and want to remove the additional information on checkout you can do it in a very similar way. All you have to do is add the following code to your functions.php file (or use a dedicated plugin as mentioned above):

Conclusion

As you can see even though there isn’t an out-of-the-box option, there are a few different ways that you can get rid of the “Additional Information” tab from your WooCommerce store. Which method you’ll choose will of course depend on your preferences. If you are comfortable in dealing with code, you can use the PHP method. If however, coding is not your thing, you can use a dedicated plugin like the YITH WooCommerce Tab Manager. We hope you find this guide useful.