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Disable WooCommerce Product Reviews

While it’s true that product reviews can be highly valuable for any ecommerce store, there are occasions where you simply don’t need them.

If you’re looking to disable product reviews from your WooCommerce store, the following two methods will help you do just that.

Stick around until the end of this article because we’ll be highlighting what you can use instead of product reviews to boost sales in your online store.

How to disable WooCommerce product reviews

Disable Reviews in the Settings

You can disable product reviews by turning them off in the settings. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Products and uncheck Enable product reviews.

woocommerce disable reviews

Disable Reviews Programmatically

For my demo sites, I use a multisite installation. To save myself setting this option every time, I just disable reviews globally for products in the theme settings. You can do this with a very simple code snippet.

Add this to your theme or child theme in the functions.php file, or using the Code Snippets plugin.

What to replace WooCommerce product reviews with

By disabling reviews in your WooCommerce store, you’re removing a potentially valuable asset. It’s well-known that product reviews can increase store sales because they add an element of social proof.

However, product reviews aren’t the only ‘social proof’ feature you can add. 

Instead, you could include:

  • The ‘Frequently Bought Together’ feature commonly used by Amazon.
  • ‘Customers Also Bought’ at the checkout.
frequently bought together

By including both of these on your store, you can add a different element of social proof, without all the moderating and legwork of managing reviews.

What’s better, you can add both of these in just a few clicks with the social proof plugin, Iconic Sales Booster.

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James is the founder of Iconic and an experienced WooCommerce plugin developer.

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9 Comments

  1. Avatar David McKay says:

    how do we remove the comment function and keep the rating? In other words, to leave a review, all the customer has to do is select a rating (star), fill out their details and press submit.

  2. Nice post! Thanks for sharing amazing content.

  3. Avatar Mayur says:

    Saves my day Thank you

  4. For those who open an e-commerce recently, using an internal plugin for reviews could be useful.
    But surely the best strategy is to collect only verified reviews through external certifiers.

  5. Avatar Dhawal Patel says:

    It’s awesome, But Here I’m looking for to Set Restriction on Product Review, Customer can Place only One Review on the Product. Hope you can help me, Thanks in Advance.

  6. Thanks for this but can you please tell me how to allow customers to submit star ratings without writing any comment because sometimes customers just don’t give star ratings because they don’t want to write something about the product. It will be very helpful

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  8. Avatar Arpit mittal says:

    Thank you so much. it was very easy to do that
    thanks a lot, brother.

  9. Very good to know! Thank you very much for sharing.

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