Need to hide Add New Category Toggle on Marketpress

Hi, I was successful in hiding the Add New Category Toggle button when I was using tt marketpress frontend by adding this to the tt frontend css file. .tt_mp_fe#product_category-add-toggle{display:none;visibility:hidden;} Now I am not using the tt frontend plugin but still want to hide that button. I have tried adding a few variations to the code to a few different places with no luck. I have tried adding the following codes: div.mp_product_category-add-toggle {display:none;visibility:hidden;
} and #mp_product_category-add-toggle etc.... and .mp_product_category etc.... I tried adding the code variations to my custom css plugin, directly to the marketpress css file and finally creating the custom wp-admin file in the mu-plugins folder and adding it there. No luck so far so I am in need of a little direction. Thanks

  • aristath

    Hello there @Leslie, I hope you're well today!

    This is going to require some hacking but it should work...
    Try this:
    1. Download and install this plugin:

    2. Edit line 43 in the plugin file and change it from
    $defaults = array('taxonomy' => 'category');
    $defaults = array('taxonomy' => 'product_category');

    3. delete lines 73-98 of the plugin:

    <?php if (!current_user_can($tax->cap->assign_terms)) : ?>
    	<p><em><?php _e('You cannot modify this taxonomy.'); ?></em></p>
    <?php endif; ?>
    <?php if (current_user_can($tax->cap->edit_terms)) : ?>
    	<div id="<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>-adder" class="wp-hidden-children">
    			<a id="<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>-add-toggle" href="#<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>-add" class="hide-if-no-js" tabindex="3">
    				/* translators: %s: add new taxonomy label */
    				printf(__('+ %s'), $tax->labels->add_new_item);
    		<p id="<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>-add" class="category-add wp-hidden-child">
    			<label class="screen-reader-text" for="new<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>"><?php echo $tax->labels->add_new_item; ?></label>
    			<input type="text" name="new<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>" id="new<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>" class="form-required form-input-tip" value="<?php echo esc_attr($tax->labels->new_item_name); ?>" tabindex="3" aria-required="true"/>
    			<label class="screen-reader-text" for="new<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>_parent">
    				<?php echo $tax->labels->parent_item_colon; ?>
    			<?php wp_dropdown_categories(array('taxonomy' => $taxonomy, 'hide_empty' => 0, 'name' => 'new' . $taxonomy . '_parent', 'orderby' => 'name', 'hierarchical' => 1, 'show_option_none' => '&mdash; ' . $tax->labels->parent_item . ' &mdash;', 'tab_index' => 3)); ?>
    			<input type="button" id="<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>-add-submit" class="add:<?php echo $taxonomy ?>checklist:<?php echo $taxonomy ?>-add button category-add-sumbit" value="<?php echo esc_attr($tax->labels->add_new_item); ?>" tabindex="3" />
    			<?php wp_nonce_field('add-' . $taxonomy, '_ajax_nonce-add-' . $taxonomy, false); ?>
    			<span id="<?php echo $taxonomy; ?>-ajax-response"></span>
    <?php endif; ?>

    That should do it... :slight_smile:

    I hope that helps!


  • Leslie

    Hi Ari, Yes, this worked for one part of the problem. Thank you. I was able to hide the add new category toggle on the create product page. I am using easy blogs and if the user has a free account, they do not have access to normal dashboard and can not add new categories. If user is a paid user, they will have access to normal dashboard and will be able to get to this page via the categories tab under products

    Here they can add new categories which will be a problem and make our global store a mess with too many categories that are similar etc.....
    so.... is there a way to get rid of that tab? Attached is a screenshot for further clarification.

  • aristath

    Hello again!

    You can do the following to restrict access to these menus on your dashboard:

    Create a new php file in your wp-content/mu-plugins folder on your site.
    So you should end up with something like this:
    If the mu-plugins folder does not already exist in your wp-content folder then you can manually create it.
    In that file paste the following:

     * Hide admin menus for non Network Admins
    function custom_remove_admin_theme_remove_menus () {
        if( !current_user_can( 'manage_network' ) ) {
            global $menu;
            $restricted = array(
                __( 'Posts' ),
                __( 'Media' ),
                __( 'Links' ),
                __( 'Pages' ),
                __( 'Tools' ),
                __( 'Users' ),
                __( 'Settings' ),
                __( 'Comments' ),
                __( 'Plugins' ),
                __( 'QRcode'),
            end ( $menu );
            while ( prev( $menu ) ) {
                $value = explode( ' ',$menu[key( $menu )][0] );
                if ( in_array( $value[0] != NULL ? $value[0]: '', $restricted ) ) {
                    unset( $menu[key( $menu )] );
            remove_menu_page( 'edit-comments.php' );
            remove_menu_page( 'themes.php' );
            remove_menu_page( 'plugins.php' );
            remove_menu_page( 'admin.php?page=mp_st' );
            remove_menu_page( 'admin.php?page=cp_main' );
            remove_submenu_page( 'edit.php?post_type=product', 'edit-tags.php?taxonomy=product_category&post_type=product' );
            remove_submenu_page( 'edit.php?post_type=product', 'edit-tags.php?taxonomy=brand&post_type=product' );
            remove_submenu_page( 'edit.php?post_type=product', 'edit-tags.php?taxonomy=model&post_type=product' );
            remove_submenu_page( 'edit.php?post_type=product', 'edit-tags.php?taxonomy=product_tag&post_type=product' );
    add_action('admin_menu', 'custom_remove_admin_theme_remove_menus', 10);

    In my example above I'm also removing some other menus from the dashboard, so you can manually edit it and customize it however you want.

    I hope that helps!


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