I wanna remove the functionality of when you click on a order row in Orders in Admin, you will be sent to the edit page for that order.

I know it's added with jQuery in a js-file in the WooCommerce plugin. I have located the actual code:

 * Click a row.
WCOrdersTable.prototype.onRowClick = function( e ) {
    if ( $( e.target ).filter( 'a, a *, .no-link, .no-link *, button, button *' ).length ) {
        return true;

    if ( window.getSelection && window.getSelection().toString().length ) {
        return true;

    var $row = $( this ).closest( 'tr' ),
        href = $row.find( 'a.order-view' ).attr( 'href' );

    if ( href && href.length ) {

        if ( e.metaKey || e.ctrlKey ) {
            window.open( href, '_blank' );
        } else {
            window.location = href;

But I don't wanna change any code in the plugin. And there aren't js hooks or any php hook that can control that part of code.

So I guess the option is to add the no-link class to the columns in the list? How do I do that? I can't find anything about how to do that.

2 Answers 2


Based on class-wc-admin-list-table-orders.php (order column on line 173) there doesn't seem to be a filter to change the markup.

To circumvent this, perhaps you could add a js/jQuery script, to admin_footer or with admin_enqueue_scripts, which either adds the necessary class(es), removes href or changes it to #, or with some event delegation wizardry have your own click event fire first and prevent the WCOrdersTable window.location from happening.

  • You are right. Maybe that's the options there is. And if I create other elements in a column, with the no-link class, that element wouldn't be "linked". So maybe that's what I should do instead. Commented May 24, 2019 at 18:17

You can check here how to add no-link class into woocommerce order list row

orginal issue asked here https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/issues/18704

orginal issue asked answer here https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce/pull/18708

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