Disable content editor for specific page template

Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will disable the content editor when a page is using a specific template. Don't forget to change the name of the template file on line 08 this sample I have submit.php but can be changed to anything.

Code Snippet:

add_action( 'admin_init', 'hide_editor' );

function hide_editor() {
$post_id = $_GET['post'] ? $_GET['post'] : $_POST['post_ID'] ;
if( !isset( $post_id ) ) return;

$template_file = get_post_meta($post_id, '_wp_page_template', true);

if($template_file == 'submit.php'){ // edit the template name
remove_post_type_support('page', 'editor');

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  1. Edvins Antonovs January 8, 2015 at 8:40 am

    It worked for me! Great stuff.
    Added it to my snippet collection.

  2. Thank you. It worked for me.

  3. Marcos Nakamine May 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm


  4. You just saved me, my friend. Thanks a million!

    Just FYI, my admin page initially didn’t load on a server error after putting in the code above. I changed this:

    $post_id = $_GET[‘post’] ? $_GET[‘post’] : $_POST[‘post_ID’] ;
    if( !isset( $post_id ) ) return;

    to this:

    if ( isset ( $_GET[‘post’] ) )
    $post_id = $_GET[‘post’];
    else if ( isset ( $_POST[‘post_ID’] ) )
    $post_id = $_POST[‘post_ID’];

    if( !isset ( $post_id ) || empty ( $post_id ) )

    …and it fixed the issue.

    Thanks again!

  5. gracias, muy util

  6. this doesn’t work for me, I get the errors undefined index post and post_ID in the backend

  7. Thanks for this. I’ll have to try it!

    1.  Cool glad you like it.

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