Magento: Remove specific tabs from product edit in admin

August 8th, 2017

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Here's how to remove specific tabs from the product edit page in Magento's admin area.

Firstly, create an adminhtml layout file reference in your module's config:

    # file: app/code/local/Euperia/Core/etc/config.xml

Next, add the content for the module. To find out the name value for the removeTab call you can inspect the <li> element of the tab and use the name attribute of the <a href tag.

    # file: app/design/adminhtml/default/default/layout/euperia/layout.xml
    < ?xml version="1.0"?>
            <reference name="product_tabs">
                <action method="removeTab"><name>upsell</name></action>
                <action method="removeTab"><name>crosssell</name></action>
                <action method="removeTab"><name>related</name></action>
                <action method="removeTab"><name>reviews</name></action>
                <action method="removeTab"><name>tags</name></action>
                <action method="removeTab"><name>customers_tags</name></action>
                <action method="removeTab"><name>customer_options</name></action>
                <!-- Meta Information -->
                <action method="removeTab"><name>group_9</name></action>
   				<!-- Recurring Profile -->
                <action method="removeTab"><name>group_11</name></action>            
    			<!-- Design -->
                <action method="removeTab"><name>group_12</name></action>
            <update handle="adminhtml_new_and_edit"></update>
            <update handle="adminhtml_new_and_edit"></update>

Clear your cache and reload your admin area, go to a product edit page and you should see less tabs now.