Deleting products from your PrestaShop 1.6 store

When you no longer want a product in your store, you have two options. You can either disable the product or delete it from your database entirely. Disabling products is usually the best option as it preserves the data integrity of your site. If you need to get information for a product that a customer purchased long ago that you no longer carry, it will be there. Deleting a product outright, on the other hand, will cause that information to not be found.

Still, if you have products that are most certainly not going to be used, such as test products, you may want to permanently remove them from your store. The instructions below will guide you on how to delete a product from your PrestaShop 1.6 store.

How to delete a product in PrestaShop 1.6

  1. Log into your admin dashboard.
  2. Using the left hand menu, click on the Catalog and then Product options.
  3. You are now on the main Product list page. Look at the list and find the product you wish to delete. In our example, we will delete the Blouse product. Look to the right side of the row and click on the Delete option from the dropdown.

  4. You will receive a confirmation popup. Click on OK in order to complete the deletion.

Now that you have deleted the product, you can return to the Products list page and see that it no longer appears. It has been completely removed from your store.


5 thoughts on “Deleting products from your PrestaShop 1.6 store

  1. Hello

    I’m facing with space in my server. My site has been running 5 years and we have many products out of date and they take much space. How can I delete them with their images ?

    My site is running on PS 1.6

    Thank you.


    1. Unfortunately, we could not find a “built-in” way to accomplish this in PrestaShop.

      You may be able to manually delete the images of products you no longer use directly in the /img/p folder. I highly recommend backing up your website before attempting this.

      Thank you,

  2. Hello,

    Thanks for your answer. The problem was with my browser and now it`s solved. Everything is OK. Thanks.



  3. Hello,


    I`m trying to delete some products created by me in Prestashop but when I`m clicking on delete item button, it happens nothing.

    Can you tell me please what is the problem?


    1. Hello PetreY,

      I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems with deleting products. We would need more information – particularly your version of PrestaShop. They have discussed similar cases in the PrestaShop forum. See these posts.

      It could also be related to caching. Try turning off all caching and then delete. Then turn your caching back on after you’re done deleting the product.

      I hope that helps to answer your question! If you require further assistance, please let us know!

      Arnel C.

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