Easily Disable Unnecessary Core Widgets On WordPress Admin Panel

There are tons of core widgets WordPress provides you and that sometime results a messy and slow widgets admin page. In this lesson we will show you how you can disable and hide core widgets from Appearance -> Widgets screen and theme customizer. 

WP-CMS Widget Control 2

WP-CMS Widget Control is a WordPress plugin that allows you to manually disable and hide selective widgets from widgets admin screen. It simply provides you a checkbox list showing names of all core WordPress widgets.

Start by installing and activating WP-CMS Widget Control plugin in WordPress

WP-CMS Widget Control 1

Upon activation visit your admin area dashboard Settings -> Widget Control and tick the widgets you like to hide. Save the changes and that’s it.

The plugin works only for WordPress core widgets like:

  • Pages widget
  • Calendar widget
  • Archives widget
  • Meta widget
  • Search widget
  • Text widget
  • Categories widget
  • Recent Posts widget
  • Recent Comments widget
  • RSS Entries widget
  • Tag Cloud widget
  • Custom Menu widget

And it is good because other addon widgets can be disabled simply by deactivating the associated plugins.

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