How To Get Product Type In WooCommerce

When developing plugins for WooCommerce, sometimes, knowing the product’s type is very important. The funny thing about WooCommerce is if you create a product from the class “WC_Product” and run


The result is always simple.

This sounds confusing, doesn’t it? I feel the same way.

If you want the get_type method to return the correct type of the product, you need to create the product with the appropriate class. For example, for the get_type function to return ‘variable’, you need to create the product with the following syntax:

$product = new WC_Product_Variable($product_id);

However, how do you know what class to use when first creating the product?

The answer lies in the following code:

$terms = get_the_terms($this->product->get_id(), 'product_type');
$product_type = (!empty($terms)) ? sanitize_title(current($terms)->name) : 'simple';

This is the right way to get the product type.

As you can see from the code, it gets the taxonomy ‘product_type’ of the product and return the taxonomy name if exist, otherwise, it returns ‘simple’.

So, if you have the same problem, this is the code to use.


The Easiest Way Remove The Add To Cart Button In Woocommerce

If you ever want to remove the “Add to cart” button in WooCommerce, there are quite a few ways. We are going to learn the easiest and fastest way to do so in this post.

The easy and safe method to remove the add to cart button in WooCommerce

The simplest way to remove the add to cart button is to hide it. The beauty of this method is you set it once and don’t have to worry about WooCommerce updates. We are going to set a CSS rule to hide the button.

First, go to your product page, right click on the add to cart button and select inspect:


Now, there is a panel appears. It depends on your browser setting that the panel appears at the right or the bottom. In my case, it’s at the bottom:

Now, you can see that the element is a button (by looking at the <button opening tag). We pay attention to the class attribute. This button has three classes:

  • single_add_to_cart_button
  • button
  • alt

Now, let’s go to your dashboard, Click on Appearance->Customize.

You may have to scroll down a bit to see the tab Additional CSS. Let’s click on it and you’ll see a box to enter your code:

additional css box

Now, go to the bottom of that box and enter the following code:

.single_add_to_cart_button.button.alt {
    display: none;

Please note that there is no spaces between the classes. Let’s see the result:

hide add to cart button woocommerce

As you can see, once I put the code in the box, the button Add to cart disappeared.


There are more methods to hide the add to cart button. However, this is the fastest method and anyone can do it without worrying about breaking the site. If you ever want to see the Add to cart button again, you can go to the Additional CSS box and remove the code you’ve just entered.