I have built my own theme, which integrates quite well with WooCommerce, but I want to know how to properly get rid of the notification on top of my theme that said my theme didn't support WooCommerce / properly declare support (going a bit further than just clicking away the message).

  • wanted to answer my own question q&a style, but wpse won't let me...
    – Ewout
    Mar 10, 2013 at 12:09
  • Any error messages when you try to answer? Maybe there's a reputation threshold and you'll need to wait a couple of hours. But, please, come back later and do it :)
    – brasofilo
    Mar 10, 2013 at 12:43
  • Good find. I was just configuring a theme to work with WooCommerce yesterday and can't believe I missed that add_theme_support() idea. Though you can also just dismiss the notice and it will go away permanently. Mar 10, 2013 at 13:17

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Digging into the code that generates the notification (current_theme_supports('woocommerce')) gives the answer: place add_theme_support( 'woocommerce' ); in your functions.php



Add below code in function.php file of your current theme.

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'setup_woocommerce_support' );

 function setup_woocommerce_support()
  • This post is 3 years old (☉_☉)
    – Jebble
    Jun 14, 2016 at 10:08
  • 2
    ...It's now 6 years old, and still useful for reference ;)
    – fish_r
    Jun 19, 2019 at 23:57
  • And yet it still can break your theme big time Feb 24, 2021 at 15:40
  • @fish_r make that 8 -- to the day ! Mar 10, 2021 at 14:31

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