How to Disable Post Format UI in WordPress

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Are you looking to simplify the post editing experience on your WordPress website? If you find that the post format UI is adding unnecessary complexity or confusion to your workflow, you’ll be glad to know that there is a solution. In this article, we’ll show you how to disable the post format UI in WordPress, allowing you to focus on creating and managing your content without the distractions of this feature. Whether you’re a seasoned WordPress user or just starting out, this tutorial will help streamline your editing process and enhance your overall experience with the platform.

					function wpturbo_disable_post_format_ui() {
   remove_theme_support( 'post-formats' );
add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'wpturbo_disable_post_format_ui', 11 );

The code snippet above shows how to disable the post format user interface in WordPress. The post format UI allows users to select different formats for their posts, such as standard, video, audio, etc.

To disable the post format UI, we create a function called wpturbo_disable_post_format_ui(). Inside the function, we use the remove_theme_support() function, passing in the argument 'post-formats'.

The remove_theme_support() function is a WordPress function that removes theme support for a specific feature or functionality. In this case, we remove support for the post formats feature.

We then use the add_action() function to hook our wpturbo_disable_post_format_ui() function to the after_setup_theme action with a priority of 11. The after_setup_theme action hook is triggered after the theme is setup, allowing us to disable the post format UI at the appropriate time.

By adding our function to this action and with a higher priority, we ensure that it will be executed after the theme has finished setting up and registering support for post formats. This ensures that our function successfully disables the post format UI.

With this code snippet added to your theme’s functions.php file, the post format UI will no longer appear in the WordPress admin interface, removing the option for users to select different post formats.

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