Today, I want to share with you a handy guide on how to remove the sidebar from the shop page in WooCommerce. If you’re like me, you prefer a clean and minimalist design for your online store. Having a sidebar on the shop page can sometimes clutter the layout and distract your customers from the main focus – your products. So, let’s dive right in and learn how to eliminate that sidebar, shall we?
The first step is to access the WordPress Customizer:
To begin, log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to “Appearance” and click on “Customize”. This will open up the WordPress Customizer, where we can make changes to the appearance of our website.
Finding the shop page settings:
Once you’re in the Customizer, look for the “WooCommerce” section. Click on it, and you’ll see various options related to the WooCommerce plugin. We’re interested in the “Product Catalog” tab, so go ahead and click on that.
Removing the sidebar:
Now, look for the option that says “Shop Sidebar”. By default, it is set to “Right Sidebar” or “Left Sidebar”, depending on your theme. To remove the sidebar completely, select the “No Sidebar” option.
Once you’ve made this change, take a moment to preview your website by clicking on the “Preview” button. You should now see that your shop page no longer has a sidebar, resulting in a cleaner and more focused layout for your products.
Remember to click on the “Save & Publish” button to save your changes.
A few additional tips:
If you’re using a child theme or a custom theme, the steps I mentioned might be slightly different. In such cases, I recommend referring to the theme’s documentation or contacting the theme developer for specific instructions on removing the sidebar from the shop page.
In some cases, the shop page may not have a dedicated option to remove the sidebar. In such situations, you may need to make changes to the theme files directly. I advise proceeding with caution and creating a backup of your website before modifying any theme files.
Remember, the goal here is to improve the user experience and make it easier for your customers to browse and shop on your website. Removing the sidebar can help achieve that by providing a clean and distraction-free environment for showcasing your products.
Removing the sidebar from the shop page in WooCommerce is a simple but effective way to enhance the visual appeal and usability of your online store. By eliminating unnecessary distractions, you can create a more focused and enjoyable shopping experience for your customers. So, go ahead and give it a try! Happy selling!