remove_post_type_support( string $post_type, string $feature )

Removes support for a feature from a post type.


The post type for which to remove the feature.
The feature being removed.

More Information

All features are directly associated with a functional area of the edit screen, such as the editor or a meta box. Additionally, the ‘revisions’ feature dictates whether the post type will store revisions, and the ‘comments’ feature dictates whether the comments count will show on the edit screen.

Typically remove_post_type_support() should be attached to the ‘init’ action hook.

Possible values of parameter $feature

  • ‘title’
  • ‘editor’ (content)
  • ‘author’
  • ‘thumbnail’ (featured image) (current theme must also support Post Thumbnails)
  • ‘excerpt’
  • ‘trackbacks’
  • ‘custom-fields’
  • ‘comments’ (also will see comment count balloon on edit screen)
  • ‘revisions’ (will store revisions)
  • ‘page-attributes’ (template and menu order) (hierarchical must be true)
  • ‘post-formats’ removes post formats, see Post Formats


function remove_post_type_support( $post_type, $feature ) {
	global $_wp_post_type_features;

	unset( $_wp_post_type_features[ $post_type ][ $feature ] );



User Contributed Notes

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    Hide page visual editor if certain template is selected:

    add_action( 'init', 'remove_editor_init' );
    function remove_editor_init() {
        // If not in the admin, return.
        if ( ! is_admin() ) {
        // Get the post ID on edit post with filter_input super global inspection.
        $current_post_id = filter_input( INPUT_GET, 'post', FILTER_SANITIZE_NUMBER_INT );
        // Get the post ID on update post with filter_input super global inspection.
        $update_post_id = filter_input( INPUT_POST, 'post_ID', FILTER_SANITIZE_NUMBER_INT );
        // Check to see if the post ID is set, else return.
        if ( isset( $current_post_id ) ) {
           $post_id = absint( $current_post_id );
        } else if ( isset( $update_post_id ) ) {
           $post_id = absint( $update_post_id );
        } else {
        // Don't do anything unless there is a post_id.
        if ( isset( $post_id ) ) {
           // Get the template of the current post.
           $template_file = get_post_meta( $post_id, '_wp_page_template', true );
           // Example of removing page editor for page-your-template.php template.
           if (  'page-your-template.php' === $template_file ) {
               remove_post_type_support( 'page', 'editor' );
               // Other features can also be removed in addition to the editor. See:


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    Remove support for post formats
    This example removes support for post formats in posts:

     * Remove post-formats support from posts.
    function wpdocs_remove_post_type_support() {
    	remove_post_type_support( 'post', 'post-formats' );
    add_action( 'init', 'wpdocs_remove_post_type_support', 10 );

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