Greg Rickaby

Greg Rickaby

Full-Stack Developer / Photographer / Author

Remove WooCommerce Styles and Scripts

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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.

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solosails

solosails

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

Philipp

Philipp

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.

Jeff

Jeff

Solosails, I prefer to use the following if statement instead:

if ( ! is_woocommerce() && ! is_cart() && ! is_checkout() ) {

}
solosails

solosails

@Jeff, Thank you for that, I was aware that the way I did it was pretty clunky, but it shows my lack of knowledge in coding!

Cheers All

Chirag VoraChirag

Chirag VoraChirag

WPSMITH’s method removed “add to cart” buttons for variations in my store that uses canvas theme.

Jessica Read

Jessica Read

Awesome, made my site much faster. Thanks

adam mclane

adam mclane

This is brilliant. Cut my page load time on the homepage from 3-4 seconds to .4 seconds.

ftntravis

ftntravis

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.

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