Disable Widgets

Description

WordPress comes with widgets, themes comes widgets and it seems like every other plugins has its own widgets too. But how many of these do you actually use? If you’re like me, only a handful. The rest simply clutter up the Widgets admin page making it more difficult to manage. This plugin does one thing and does it well. It allows you to disable the widgets you’re not using.

Usage is very simple and straight forward. Go to the Settings : Disable Widgets admin page, add a check mark to each widget you wish to disable and click the Update Settings button. That’s it, nothing more to it.

CREDIT

Original plugin by Zaantar.

Screenshots

  • Disable the widgets you don't need.
  • The Widgets admin page with many widgets disabled.

Installation

Using the WordPress Plugin Search

  1. Navigate to the Add New sub-page under the Plugins admin page.
  2. Search for Disable Widgets.
  3. The plugin should be listed first in the search results.
  4. Click the Install Now link.
  5. Lastly click the Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.

Uploading in WordPress Admin

  1. Download the plugin zip file and save it to your computer.
  2. Navigate to the Add New sub-page under the Plugins admin page.
  3. Click the Upload link.
  4. Select Disable Widgets zip file from where you saved the zip file on your computer.
  5. Click the Install Now button.
  6. Lastly click the Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.

Using FTP

  1. Download the plugin zip file and save it to your computer.
  2. Extract the Disable Widgets zip file.
  3. Create a new directory named disable-widgets directory in the ../wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Upload the files from the folder extracted in Step 2.
  5. Activate the plugin on the Plugins admin page.

FAQ

None yet.

Reviews

Does one thing and does it well, agreed!

This helps you clean up the clutter when looking at your available widgets. Just show what you want to use or support.

I was deciding whether to move my own disable widgets utility out to a plugin when I searched and found this. It does a better job.

Here are some scenarios I went through:
* It manages all widgets, not just core WordPress widgets.
* Disable a widget and it remembers so you can come back to re-enable.
* Deactivate the same widget at it’s source, a plugin, and it disappears from this list.
* Reactivate at it’s source and it not only reappears in this list, but this plugin remembers that it was disabled.

All is good. Why would I want to maintain my own plugin now?

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Contributors & Developers

“Disable Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.0 09/11/2015

  • Complete rewrite to bring plugin up to date.

1.0

  • Initial release.