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Remove WooCommerce Styles and Scripts

WooCommerce is absolutely the most brilliant and easy-to-use shopping cart for WordPress – but it’s heavy! I’ll show you how to remove the cruft!

Option 1: Use a filter

There are a couple of ways to do this. The easiest is to remove the three primary stylesheets using a simple filter in functions.php

add_filter( 'woocommerce_enqueue_styles', '__return_empty_array' );

Option 2: A bit more control

If you want fine grain control over what appears where, then this function uses a conditional tag to dequeue styles and scripts.

/**
 * Manage WooCommerce styles and scripts.
 */
function grd_woocommerce_script_cleaner() {
	
	// Remove the generator tag
	remove_action( 'wp_head', array( $GLOBALS['woocommerce'], 'generator' ) );

	// Unless we're in the store, remove all the cruft!
	if ( ! is_woocommerce() && ! is_cart() && ! is_checkout() ) {
		wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce_frontend_styles' );
		wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce-general');
		wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce-layout' );
		wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce-smallscreen' );
		wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce_fancybox_styles' );
		wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce_chosen_styles' );
		wp_dequeue_style( 'woocommerce_prettyPhoto_css' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'selectWoo' );
		wp_deregister_script( 'selectWoo' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-add-payment-method' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-lost-password' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc_price_slider' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-single-product' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-add-to-cart' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-cart-fragments' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-credit-card-form' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-checkout' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-add-to-cart-variation' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-single-product' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-cart' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'wc-chosen' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'woocommerce' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'prettyPhoto' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'prettyPhoto-init' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'jquery-blockui' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'jquery-placeholder' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'jquery-payment' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'fancybox' );
		wp_dequeue_script( 'jqueryui' );
	}
}
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'grd_woocommerce_script_cleaner', 99 );

Option 3: Nuke it

Kill all the things, forever. You’ll write your own styles, because you’re a fucking ninja.

/**
 * Remove all WooCommerce scripts and styles! Forever!
 */
function grd_remove_woocommerce_styles_scripts() {
	remove_action( 'wp_head', array( $GLOBALS['woocommerce'], 'generator' ) );
	remove_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', array( $GLOBALS['woocommerce'], 'frontend_scripts' ) );
}
define( 'WOOCOMMERCE_USE_CSS', false );
add_action( 'init', 'grd_remove_woocommerce_styles_scripts', 99 );

Further reading:

WooCommerce has a page dedicated for style & script management. Also, take a look at the PHP Class responsible for enqueuing styles and scripts.

Thanks to everyone who’s suggested things in the comments. Peer code-review is amazing, and it’s why I share this stuff.

By Greg Rickaby

Director of Engineering @WebDevStudios / Author & Editor @Wiley

22 replies on “Remove WooCommerce Styles and Scripts”

It’s fantastic, thanks, speeds up home page no end and stopped the ridiculous ajax calls.

One question, how would one go about adding this to other pages that dont require the woocommerce bloat code?

Thanks again

Mhh all codes from your site and in the comment doesn’t work. I’ve changed the ‘ with the correct ‘. Must I change something for my template? I use superstore from woocommerce. Thanks for help.

Been pulling my hair out trying to dequeue “wc-add-to-cart-variation” javascript. If anyone else is having this problem add the following to the function above: wp_deregister_script(‘wc-add-to-cart-variation’);

Deregistering it will remove it completely.

Hi, you really save my day man, I’m crying of joy!! With the new woocommerce update, I was having a lot of problems with ajax, but I could solved everything thanks to your post. Tks Tks Tks Tks forever !!!

Since this is a pretty high-ranking article, I thought I’d add in this: Select2 as a library has effectively been abandoned, so as of WooCommerce 3.2x they added SelectWoo, which is a fork of the original Select2 with some Woo-specific stuff in there. As this is now enqueued under a different handle (but still basically throws in Select2-classed DOM elements), you might notice that if you’ve dequeued Select2 but NOT SelectWoo, then your country dropdown field might look weird. Easy solution: dequeue SelectWoo:

wp_dequeue_script(‘selectWoo’);
wp_deregister_script(‘selectWoo’);

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