Turn WordPress into a non-blogging CMS platform. Disable Blogging is a plugin that disables all blog related functionalities on the front-end and back-end. This includes posts, comments, feeds, and so much more. As a result, you will have a cleaner and simpler WordPress platform to be used for static websites.
Disable all posting & comments functions
At its core level, all posting and comment related functionalities are disabled – but that’s not all. Disable Blogging includes 20+ extra features to disable and hide cumbersome functions that run on WordPress including:
- Disable Author pages
- Disable feeds, pingbacks, trackbacks, and XML-RPC
- Remove Screen Options and Help tabs from the admin header
- Remove the admin bar greeting next to the username
- Remove query strings from CSS & JS files
- Remove extra code from the header for emoji support
- Simplify user profile
- and so much more…
This plugin does not delete any data on WordPress. It hides and disables those features that are blog related. If you have any existing, posts, comments, categories, and tags on your website: they must be manually deleted. That’s if you do not want to keep any of the blog information. All plugin features are available in the plugin’s settings (Settings > Blogging).
Links to previous posts will still be accessible and previous comments will be hidden from view.
Contribute on GitHub
Want to help improve this plugin? Head over to our GitHub page. Please make all contributions to our
We’d like to thank those who’ve helped improve our plugin: Piet Bos, SECT, Christian Jongeneel, John A. Huebner II, Maël Conan, CotswoldPhoto
As well as those who’ve spotted bugs for us: Benjamin Danon, Saumya Majumder, youpain, Bart Kuijper Timothée Moulin, vee w, Niels Lange, Damian
- Upload the plugin to the
- Activate the plugin through the
Pluginsmenu in WordPress.
- Let it settle in a for a minute and be amazed.
By default all blogging functionality are disabled. However, these options can be toggled in the plugin’s Settings > Blogging.
Are these changes permanent?
No, this plugin simply disables, hides, and redirects all of the blogging functions. You can easily revert WordPress back to a blogging platform by simply disabling the plugin.
How do I find the label IDs to hide additional profile fields?
- Navigate to the
- Open up your browser’s web inspector (ex: Chrome)
- Use the element selector and select the label on the left side of field that you want to hide, for example:
<label for="first_name">First Name</label>
- For each
<label for=tag, you will find the ID’s of each field, for example:
- Navigate to the
Contributors & Developers
“Disable Blogging in WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Interested in development?
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- Added minimum required PHP version in readme
- Updated Settings API wrapper
- Fix: depreciation warning for Extra > Help Tabs (thanks to Timothée Moulin)
- Fix: depreciation warning for “Comment must be manually approved” option (pull #18)
- Fix: large plugin icon (issue #12)
- Screen Options tab can now be removed from the admin header
commentsare removed from the REST API
- Hiding additional admin menu items is no longer available
- Removed depreciated plugin option from v1.3.0
- Fix: fatal error with WooCommerce setup (issue #12)
- Fix: fatal error given on some websites (thanks to CotswoldPhoto)
- i18n support: available in Japanese
- Disable alternative “Howdy” greetings in different languages (thanks to Maël Conan)
- Menu Feature: option to disable reordering of Pages menu
- Fix: empty array error given for some websites
- Fix: invalid argument supplied for
foreach()warning (issue #10)
- Fix: website would load a blank page when disabling feeds
- Rebuilt plugin with new Settings API, everything is now 100% customizable
- Reordered “Pages” menu further up underneath the “Dashboard” (thanks to Piet Bos)
- The “Activity” meta box will show custom post types instead (thanks to SECT)
- Extra Features
- Remove code in header used to add support for emojis
- Change or remove the admin footer
- Profile Features
- Hide additional profile fields created by plugins/theme by their label ID
- Menu Features
- Option to hide dashicons
- Option to remove separators
- Blog related options are hidden from the Settings
- Set the following blog options in the Settings:
- Reading: Set default the reading settings to a static page
- Discussion: Unchecked “attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article“
- Discussion: Unchecked “allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles“
- More extensive features added to disable blog related features
- Various code improvements
- Fix: comments column showing up in Pages
- Fix: custom
Taxonomyredirecting to Pages upon update (issue #3)
The rest of the changelog can be viewed on GitHub.