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How To Disable Standard Widgets

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Are you looking for a way to disable standard widgets? This snippet will let you disable the Calendar, Search, and Recent Comments widgets. You may want to use this snippet if you don’t have time to add support for certain standard WordPress widgets to your theme.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin. Optionally add more lines to remove other widgets as well.

function unregister_default_wp_widgets() {
  unregister_widget('WP_Widget_Calendar');
  unregister_widget('WP_Widget_Search');
  unregister_widget('WP_Widget_Recent_Comments');
}
add_action('widgets_init', 'unregister_default_wp_widgets', 1);

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: How to Create a Custom User Registration Form in WordPress.

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