How to Remove Comments from WordPress Admin Bar

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Do you want to remove comments from your WordPress admin bar? It’s easy with our code snippet. Let’s take a look.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function remove_comments(){
        global $wp_admin_bar;
add_action( 'wp_before_admin_bar_render', 'remove_comments' );

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Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Well explained! thanks for sharing

  2. You need to remove the Admin page itself; the code above will not do it alone in WP 5.4

    * Removes Top Level Menu
    function prefix_remove_comments_tl() {
    remove_menu_page( ‘edit-comments.php’ );

    add_action( ‘admin_menu’, ‘prefix_remove_comments_tl’ );

    1. yep, this did the job for me

  3. Not working for me either…

    Avada Child Theme, functions.php

  4. Birdbrain Solutions January 15, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Doesn’t work with 5.3.2

    1. We are able to see it working with WordPress 5.3.2. You may want to check for any theme or plugin conflicts.

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