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Disable Blogging in WordPress

Disable posts, comments, feeds, and other related the blogging features. A must have plugin to turn WordPress into a non-blogging CMS platform.

Turn WordPress into a non-blogging CMS platform. Disable Blogging is a plugin that disables all blog related functionalities (posts, comments, feeds, etc.) on the front-end and back-end. This results in 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+ additional features to disable and hide cumbersome functions that run on WordPress including:

Notice

This plugin does not delete any data on WordPress. It simply 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 if you do not want to keep any of that information. All plugin features can be enabled or disabled in the plugin's settings (Settings > Blogging).

Links to previous posts will still be accessible and previous comments will be hidden from view.

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Author Fact Maven
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Contributors factmaven, ethanosullivan
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  1. disable-blogging screenshot 1

    General settings to toggle which blog functions to disable.

  2. disable-blogging screenshot 2

    Extra features to disable. Not necessarily blog related.

  3. disable-blogging screenshot 3

    Hide unused fields and options from the Profile page to reduce clutter.

  4. disable-blogging screenshot 4

    Hide unused menu items created by plugins or themes, and redirect them elsewhere.

  1. Upload the plugin to the ../wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Let it settle in a for a minute and be amazed.

Settings Page

By default all blogging functionality are disabled. However, these options can be toggled in the plugin's Settings > Blogging.

2.0.4

2017-01-14

  • Screen Options tab can now be removed from the admin header
  • Both post and comments are 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)

2.0.3

2016-11-26

  • Fix: fatal error given on some websites (thanks to CotswoldPhoto)

2.0.2

2016-11-25

  • 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)

2.0.1

2016-10-23

  • Fix: website would load a blank page when disabling feeds

2.0.0

2016-10-23

  • 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 Taxonomy redirecting to Pages upon update (issue #3)

The rest of the changelog can be viewed on GitHub.

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?

  1. Navigate to the Users > Your Profile
  2. Open up your browser's web inspector (ex: Chrome)
  3. 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>
  4. For each <label for= tag, you will find the ID's of each field, for example:
    • first_name

Contributors

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As well as those who've spotted bugs for us:

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Version 2.0.4

Requires WordPress version: 3.7.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 16 Jan 2017

Date Added: 18 May 2016

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