How can I hide or remove product image area for a company selling only virtual products? Trying to remove or hide Thumbnail, Small Image, Base Image, And Media image, if possible.
You can achieve this using local.xml file in your theme's layout folder. Removing media from product page would look like this(Not tested, should work, if handle "product.info.media" not customized in theme):
<catalog_product_view> <reference name="content"> <remove name="product.info.media" /> </reference> </catalog_product_view>
Similar process can be carried out for all other places(Category and Cart pages). To remove images from category pages and cart pages, you'd need to modify the templates.
Create a copy in your theme's template folder of catalog/product/list.phtml and checkout/cart/item/default.phtml files and replace/comment img tags appropriately. This should be sufficient for simple products throughout the site as I can't recall any more default place where these images are called, if I can have the liberty of neglecting those sidebars.