Simple Trick to Hide Tags, Comments widgets from WP-admin Add/Edit Post

I wasn’t surprised when one of my buyer asked me if there’s a way to hide features like tags, comments widgets. Its not uncommon in a simple CMS based projects where tags and comments widgets are seldom needed. Hence, I came up with a simple trick to hide those widgets.

Basically I used help of CSS ‘display:none’ to achieve it. I created a function ‘hide_wp_tags_from_admin’ and then I added this filter to to admin head using add_action. You must either create a plugin and add it to plugins folder or you can use a quick dirty hack by adding below function to function.php of your active theme.

function hide_wp_tags_from_admin() {
    echo '<!--
#commentsdiv, #tagsdiv-post_tag { display:none; }
add_action('admin_head', 'hide_wp_tags_from_admin');

Very simple; isn’t it? Have your say.

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  11. Your method leaves the hidden options visible in the “Screen Options” pane.

    A better method would be drop this code in your theme’s ‘functions.php’.
    * Remove unwanted default meta boxes from posts
    add_action( ‘admin_menu’, ‘namespace_remove_meta_boxes’);

    function namespace_remove_meta_boxes() {
    remove_meta_box(‘commentsdiv’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove comments
    remove_meta_box(‘revisionsdiv’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove revisions
    remove_meta_box(‘postexcerpt’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove excerpt
    remove_meta_box(‘formatdiv’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove format
    remove_meta_box(‘trackbacksdiv’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove trackbacks
    remove_meta_box(‘postcustom’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove custom fields
    remove_meta_box(‘authordiv’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove author
    remove_meta_box(‘postimagediv’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove featured image

    1. Thanks Nigedo. Had to add one line to hide the tags:
      remove_meta_box(‘tagsdiv-post_tag’, ‘post’, ‘normal’); // Remove tags

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