How to Stop Sending WooCommerce Emails?

June 26, 2020 0 comments
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Want to stop all outgoing emails from your WordPress site?

A member of the WordPress Support Club(Learn WordPress) Facebook group asked how to not send WooCommerce emails if the email address was of a certain format. I looked at a few approaches before deciding on a simple one.

This code allows you to unhook and remove the default WooCommerce emails.

Add this code to your child theme’s functions.php file or via a plugin that allows custom functions to be added, such as the Code snippets plugin. Avoid adding custom code directly to your parent theme’s functions.php file, as this will be wiped entirely when you update the theme.

The skeleton code is very simple. The one function handles all the filter calls. The code checks for a specific email address. The Facebook group member needed to match emails with a specific format – a regular expression test with preg_match() would work for it.

Obviously the code could be changed to check other attributes of the order e.g. if certain items were in the order, or the total was over or under a certain amount.

add_action( 'woocommerce_email', 'ashokkuikel_unhook_woocommerce_emails' );
function ashokkuikel_unhook_woocommerce_emails( $email_class ) {
* Hooks for sending emails during store events
remove_action( 'woocommerce_low_stock_notification', array( $email_class, 'low_stock' ) );
remove_action( 'woocommerce_no_stock_notification', array( $email_class, 'no_stock' ) );
remove_action( 'woocommerce_product_on_backorder_notification', array( $email_class, 'backorder' ) );
// New order emails
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_pending_to_processing_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_New_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_pending_to_completed_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_New_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_pending_to_on-hold_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_New_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_failed_to_processing_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_New_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_failed_to_completed_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_New_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_failed_to_on-hold_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_New_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
// Processing order emails
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_pending_to_processing_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_Customer_Processing_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_pending_to_on-hold_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_Customer_Processing_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
// Completed order emails
remove_action( 'woocommerce_order_status_completed_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_Customer_Completed_Order'], 'trigger' ) );
// Note emails
remove_action( 'woocommerce_new_customer_note_notification', array( $email_class->emails['WC_Email_Customer_Note'], 'trigger' ) );

Ashok kuikel

Ashok Kuikel is DevOps Engineer(Cloud Computing and Cyber Security), Entrepreneur working on Socio-Economic Development via Technology

He has been actively contributing as Joint Secretary of Federation of Computer Association of Nepal Kavre Chapter. Beside that, he is an official Global Peace Ambassador for Global Peace Chain, Nepal Chapter and Member of Internet Society, Nepal Chapter.

Above all, he enjoys learning about new trends and technologies and loves to share innovative ideas to contribute for the growth of the industry.

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