How to Remove Featured Image Meta Box in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to remove featured image meta box? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to remove featured image meta box in WordPress.

It’s difficult to remove certain meta boxes in the admin section. By changing the action to admin_head you can remove those tricky meta boxes you have no use for.


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

function remove_meta_boxes() {
        remove_meta_box('postimagediv', 'events', 'side');
add_action('admin_head','remove_meta_boxes'); //admin_init & admin_menu don't work for certain meta boxes

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add 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: 43 best photography themes for WordPress and how to create stunning WordPress optin forms.

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  1. This does not work anymore when using Gutenberg.

    1. Yes, sadly this is just for the Classic editor.

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