unregister_widget( string|WP_Widget $widget )

Unregisters a widget.


Unregisters a WP_Widget widget. Useful for un-registering default widgets.
Run within a function hooked to the ‘widgets_init’ action.

See also


Either the name of a WP_Widget subclass or an instance of a WP_Widget subclass.

More Information

List of WP_Widget subclass names:

WP_Widget_Pages = Pages Widget
WP_Widget_Calendar = Calendar Widget
WP_Widget_Archives = Archives Widget
WP_Widget_Links = Links Widget
WP_Widget_Media_Audio = Audio Player Media Widget
WP_Widget_Media_Image = Image Media Widget
WP_Widget_Media_Video = Video Media Widget
WP_Widget_Media_Gallery = Gallery Media Widget
WP_Widget_Meta = Meta Widget
WP_Widget_Search = Search Widget
WP_Widget_Text = Text Widget
WP_Widget_Categories = Categories Widget
WP_Widget_Recent_Posts = Recent Posts Widget
WP_Widget_Recent_Comments = Recent Comments Widget
WP_Widget_RSS = RSS Widget
WP_Widget_Tag_Cloud = Tag Cloud Widget
WP_Nav_Menu_Widget = Menus Widget
WP_Widget_Custom_HTML = Custom HTML Widget


function unregister_widget( $widget ) {
	global $wp_widget_factory;

	$wp_widget_factory->unregister( $widget );


4.6.0Updated the $widget parameter to also accept a WP_Widget instance object instead of simply a WP_Widget subclass name.

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