Remove shop page sorting 'area'

Hi all,

i have woocommerce installed with the sparkling theme. On the ‘shop’ page, i removed the sorting drop down menu using the following code inserted in the functions.php file.

remove_action( ‘woocommerce_before_shop_loop’, ‘woocommerce_catalog_ordering’, 30 );

However, this leaves a blank area on the right of the shop page (where the sorting drop down menu used to be) that i would like to use for shop content/ products. I have googled around but i can’t find any clues on where i need to edit what template to make the necessary changes. Can anyone help me out?


Hi @mallepietje,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

Could you please share me the page URL from your site where it’s displaying so that i can help you?

Do you want to fill the empty space as displayed in the attached screenshot?

If yes then it’s not possible because at the left side of it there is content that we need to display in one line to achieve it.

Kind Regards,


thank you for your reply. I have decided to look for a different theme (see my other reply) so my question is no longer relevant.


You are always welcome here :slight_smile: