How to Remove Personal Options from User Profiles in WordPress

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Do you want to remove Personal Options from User Profiles? All you have to do is add a code snippet to your functions.php file. Let’s take a look.

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

function hide_personal_options(){
echo "\n" . '<script type="text/javascript">jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $(\'form#your-profile > h3:first\').hide(); $(\'form#your-profile > table:first\').hide(); $(\'form#your-profile\').show(); });</script>' . "\n";

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.

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  1. Any idea why I get the white screen when using this? I just want to remove the More information link to wp from the profile? Thanks

  2. This doesnt work for me

    1. Just tested this in 3.8 and it works perfectly as expected.

  3. it works, thanks

  4. It works nicely. However, it would be great to allow certain user  groups (like the admin) to have their full options show. 

    1. if ( !current_user_can( ‘administrator’ ) ) {
      function hide_personal_options(){
      echo “n” . ‘jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $(‘form#your-profile > h3:first’).hide(); $(‘form#your-profile > table:first’).hide(); $(‘form#your-profile’).show(); });’ . “n”;

  5. How to Simplify WordPress Profiles By Removing Personal Options October 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

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