Hide Category by User Role for WooCommerce


This plugin allows you to easily hide WooCommerce categories based on User Role.

You can also choose to redirect users to a URL or display a custom message when they attempt to access a hidden category or its related products.

This plugin has been tested with the most recognized user role management plugins. However, if you notice any bugs, please contact us.


  • Hide By category
  • Hide By user role
  • Display a custom message when a user attempts to access a hidden category or its related products.
  • Customize the message to match the look and feel of your site.
  • Import and Export your settings.


To install this plugin:

  1. Install the plugin through the WordPress admin interface, or upload the plugin folder to /wp-content/plugins/ using FTP.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress. On a Multisite you can either network activate it or let users activate it individually.
  3. Go to WordPress Admin > Hide Category by User Role for WooCommerce


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Contributors & Developers

“Hide Category by User Role for WooCommerce” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Date: Apr 30 2024
  • Code Improvements


  • Date: Oct 12 2023
  • Fixed *** Missing Files


  • Date: Oct 12 2023
  • Added Import/Export feature. You can export a JSON file containing all your settings.
  • Added a Reset Settings feature. Now you can easily reset your previous configuration with a single click.
  • Added a Message Wrapper feature. You can now choose the DOM element container for your blocked category or product message.
  • Added Custom Message Styles feature. You can now include CSS rules to customize the message displayed to the users.
  • The overall appearance and user experience have been enhanced.


  • Date: Feb 6 2023
  • Added support for Dokan. Now you can have products and categories that will only be available to sellers (seller-to-seller).
  • Added a new feature to remove from cart products that may have been added before hiding their categories on the site. This prevents users from purchasing products that are hidden to them.


  • Date: Jan 19 2023
  • Added improvements to the way a user is redirected when visiting a hidden category or product.
  • Added WordPress methods to bypass browser cache on hidden products and categories.


  • Date: Jan 17 2023
  • Fixed some compatibility issues with the bootstrap files loaded by other plugins.


  • Date: Jan 16 2023
  • First release of the plugin.