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How to Remove Widget Title in WordPress

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

When adding any widget, if you begin the title with an exclamation point (bang) ! it will hide the title when output on your site. The code below is very useful if you want to show the title of a widget in the control panel, but not have it output on the frontend of your site.

Instructions:

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

// REMOVE WIDGET TITLE IF IT BEGINS WITH EXCLAMATION POINT
add_filter( 'widget_title', 'remove_widget_title' );
function remove_widget_title( $widget_title ) {
	if ( substr ( $widget_title, 0, 1 ) == '!' )
		return;
	else 
		return ( $widget_title );
}

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: 19 best WordPress plugins for photographers and how to add a portfolio to your WordPress site.

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