How to Remove the Post Thumbnail from the WordPress Gallery

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Are you looking for a way to remove the post thumbnail from the WordPress gallery? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to remove the post thumbnail from the WordPress gallery.


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

<?php echo do_shortcode('[gallery exclude="' . get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID ) . '"]'); ?>

It’ll display the gallery without thumbnail. You can also use it on other template files of your WordPress theme.

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: 9 best WordPress help desk plugins and how to fix the error establishing a database connection in WordPress.

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