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RT Hide Posts Page Editor

Hides the content editor for the page currently selected as the "posts page".

When you set a static page as your site's home page, you can select a different page to serve as the "posts page". This page will then display your most recent posts, instead of the page's content. This can be confusing for new users.

This plugin attempts to make this more intuitive by hiding the content editor for the "posts page", and displaying a short notice about the page's special status.

("edit" icon in the header by Designmodo, licensed under CC BY 3.0)

Author Roy Tanck
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Contributors roytanck
Tags admin, editor, posts page
  1. rt-hide-posts-page-editor screenshot 1

    Before: The editor is shown, even though the page's content will not be visible anywhere on the site

  2. rt-hide-posts-page-editor screenshot 2

    After: The content editor is hidden, and a small notice is displayed.

Simply install the plugin through your WordPress admin, and activate it. There is nothing to configure.

To see it in action, take the following steps:

  1. Under "settings -> Reading", make sure you have a static page selected as your site's home page.
  2. If you haven't already, create a page to be used as the posts page.
  3. Under "settings -> Reading", set that page as the posts page.
  4. Go back to the posts page and edit it. The editor should now be hidden.

1.1

  • Added support for WordPress.org's Language Packs feature

1.0

  • Added Dutch translation

0.9

  • Brand new plugin.

What's a "posts page"?

Please see this page on the codex for more info.

Does this plugin affect the edit screen for pages other than the posts page?

No. Alle other pages, posts and custom post types (if any) can be edited as usual.

Does this plugin affect the front-end display of my site?

No, your site - including the posts page - will look the same.

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Version 1.1

Requires WordPress version: 4.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 06 Dec 2016

Date Added: 10 Oct 2014

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