Disqus conflict with WooCommerce rating/review system fix

July 3, 2014 | Ecommerce, PHP, Plugins, Time Savers, Troubleshooting, WooCommerce | 9 comments

I was recently asked to fix a conflict between the Disqus plugin for WordPress and WooCommerce. It turns out that when active it (Disqus) breaks the rating/review system which is reliant on the WordPress comment functionality. James over at Proserveweb appears to have come up with a crude solution to this but it’s not reliably usable because it relies on editing a plugin as opposed to ‘fixing’ the functionality from your theme or child theme. It’s important to remember that when editing a plugin you essentially need to self support thereafter because if you update to the next ‘official’ version your changes will be removed and you need to add them again. Not an ideal solution.

My solution is different in that you can add a few lines of code to your theme functions.php file and it will solve the issues encountered in this case. Use the following code and by all means feed back to me if you have any issues and I would be glad to help.

The code

add_action('the_post', 'sb_remove_woocommerce_disqus');
remove_action('pre_comment_on_post', 'dsq_pre_comment_on_post');

function sb_remove_woocommerce_disqus() {
	global $post, $wp_query;
	if (get_post_type() == 'product') { 
		remove_filter('comments_template', 'dsq_comments_template');

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  1. SovereignBeings

    Thank you very Much Sean. That worked like a charm

  2. Danny

    Thankyou very much! Worked with no problems whatsoever 😀

  3. josh

    Awesome… worked beautifully. Thanks!

  4. Ryan

    Thanks Sean.

    Works like a charm!

  5. Paul


    So simple and of course it worked. Massive thanks!!

  6. Daniel McAndrew

    I love it when something just works, thank you. It’s even better when it’s the first thing you try.

  7. basslabb

    Thank you so much! Worked like a charm


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