Default, WordPress functionality automatically displays author, date, taxonomies and other meta details before of after posts, pages and other custom post types. The feature is good for blogging, news and media websites but WordPress is not just a blog anymore.
Hence, some website owners don’t want this information to be shown on their business websites. Here we are discussing about the same problem. So in this lesson you will learn about removing date, author and meta data on a WordPress site, without editing any theme file.
WP Author, Date and Meta Remover works for most WordPress themes and is very easy to use. The plugin automatically removes post date, author meta data etc from your articles and pages.
Start by installing ‘WP Author, Date and Meta Remover’ plugin in WordPress
Upon activation, the plugin automatically does the work, there are no configuration options to set.
Before ‘WP Author, Date and Meta Remover’ is activated:
After ‘WP Author, Date and Meta Remover’ is activated:
How it works? It uses a CSS file which is linked to header of your pages and removes author metadata. It makes things very easy because now there is no need to create a child theme, edit existing theme or use some custom CSS plugin. The plugin is lightweight, runs simple code and takes no load on runtime.
The developer says, “Many posts in business are not time sensitive. Rather they contain information that is pertinent for many months or even a novelty that can be relevant for many years such as in evergreen businesses. A time stamp and author information stands out as unnatural and irrelevant is such posts. Now it is as simple as installing a plugin and the author metadata is gone. It’s as easy as that.”