Hide Widget Titles from the Front of your Site

Unfortunately WordPress does not give you the option to disable (hide) widget titles from the front-end of your web pages. There are times when you might want to hide a widget title, but to do this, we need a plugin. The one I recommend is called “Remove Widget Titles” from Stephen Cronin.

Normally people have simply left the title field empty when they publish a widget, but this can be a major problem if your website has a ton of widgets. Having empty title fields means that finding a widget to edit later is going to create a game of hide-and-seek. 

Let’s Get Our Plugin

  1. Go to Plugins >> Add New
  2. In the search field, type in Remove Widget Titles and look for it to show up.
    remove widget titles plugin
  3. Click “Install Now” and then “Activate” it

Using Remove Widget Titles

When you have this plugin active, it gives you a very simple method to hide titles from the front-end while maintaining a title for the admin to see. Simpley add an “exclamation mark! just before the title. For example, if your widget title is this:

Front Page Banner

….then to hide the title from the front (because you don’t want a title showing with your nice banner images), add ! just before the title like this:

!Front Page Banner

 

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