I'm creating a child theme from Storefront.

Now I want to remove these action in child theme

add_action( 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop','storefront_sorting_wrapper',9 );

by this function:

add_action( 'after_setup_theme','remove_action', 100 );
  function remove_action() {
    remove_action( 'init', 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop');

but it doesn't work!

2 Answers 2


For removing an action hook you should use the same action name, callback name and the priority that was used to add a action in parent theme. And register it on init

add_action( 'init', 'remove_my_action');
function remove_my_action() {
     remove_action( 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop','storefront_sorting_wrapper',9 );

Read about remove_action

  • Thanks, I spent an hour looking for the correct answer, this worked.
    – Mahbub
    Oct 24, 2022 at 10:59

@Sumit is right, but if you call your function remove_action() Wordpress will throw an error. So this will work:

add_action( 'init', 'remove_actions_parent_theme');

function remove_actions_parent_theme() {
     remove_action( 'storefront_header','storefront_skip_links',0 );
  • Thanks for the notice @Drik corrected. I just copied from OP :D
    – Sumit
    May 4, 2018 at 18:13

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