Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » remove subcategory images

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    Is there a way to disable/remove the subcategory images from the shop page? Each of my categories might have a couple hundred subcategories and I’d just like to list them otherwise it’s quite overwhelming.

    Here is the page showing the subcategories for the parent category “Canon.”


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  • Plugin Support RK


    There’s two way to acomplish that:

    • By using custom CSS: The image will still be loaded, it’s just that you’re hiding them.
    • iBy changing the WooCommerce template files: This is more in-depth coding, but that will prevent the images from being loaded altogether

    For more information on how to override the template files, have a look at

    Can you tell me what custom css to use? Sorry, I have no clue.

    .tax-product_cat ul.products li.product a img {

    Custom css can be entered at:
    Dashboard > Appearance > Customise > Additional CSS

    Unfortunately the images still flash up momentarily. It would be better for them not to be generated in the first place. To do so, try this snippet in functions.php for your child theme. Tested with Storefront, however your theme may be different.

      remove_action( 'woocommerce_before_subcategory_title', 'woocommerce_subcategory_thumbnail', 10 );
      add_action( 'woocommerce_before_subcategory_title', 'custom_subcategory_thumbnail', 10 );
      function custom_subcategory_thumbnail( $category ) {
        if ( $category->parent == '0' ) {
          woocommerce_subcategory_thumbnail( $category );
        } else {
          // do not show a category image

    Perfect! Thank you so much.

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