Hide Title


This plugin allows the author of a post or page to hide the title and it’s containing HTML element from the single view ( is_singular() ).


  • This Meta Box will be added to the Edit screen for pages & posts


  1. Upload the hide-title folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


I upgraded to 1.0.2 and the plugin stopped working. Why?

It is possible that your theme does not have the wp_head function in it’s header.php file. In general all themes are suppose to have it, and version 1.0.2 looks for it to prevent adding bad code to the <head> area of the page. If you have access to your theme file simply add <?php wp_head(); ?> to header.php just before the </head> tag. If not, this plugin will no longer be compatible with your theme.

Hey! This plugin is hiding things I don’t want hidden!

By default this plugin looks for the .entry-title class and hides it. If it doesn’t find it it will look for any h1 or h2 elements that contain the title and hide them instead. To change the default .entry-title selector to something that makes more sense to you, add the following code to the functions.php file of your current theme:

global $DojoDigitalHideTitle;
// Be sure to replace ".your-selector" with your selector!

As noted in the comments, you’ll need to replace the string .your-selector with the css selector you’d like hidden. It can be any valid css selector such as h1, .myclass, #myid, etc. I recommend using a class or id to avoid accidentally hiding unforeseen elements.

I don’t want to edit my theme files, can’t you just add an option page?

I could, but I’d like to avoid adding Yet Another Options Page if I can. If enough people request it though, I’ll go ahead and bite the bullet.


Worked, but cannot remove the plugin. Fatal error

Plugin has to be able to clean after itself, when it's removed, always. Whenever I try to remove it through WordPress Administration, I get the following PHP error: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught ArgumentCountError: Too few arguments to function wpdb::prepare(), 1 passed in /path-to/wp-content/plugins/hide-title/uninstall.php on line 5 and exactly 2 expected in /path-to/wp-includes/wp-db.php:1222

It did not work and caused error

I installed and tried to make it work, but no way. I am using a Genesis Sample Child Theme version 2.8.Then when I tried to uninstall came out an error saying that uninstalling failed. So I had to delete it accessing the website via FTP. Frustrating.
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Contributors & Developers

“Hide Title” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Removed wpupdates and fixed problem with special characters


  • Tested New Update Functions for future releases


  • Fixed Deletion Error
  • Added WP-Updater Support


  • Now compatible with latest versions of WordPress
  • PHP 4 is no longer supported.


  • Fixed a jQuery bug which prevented fallbacks in the case that the selector was not found.


  • Added logic to flag when wp_head has run to prevent changes being made to the title in the >head< area.
  • Fixed a bug that caused multiple meta field entries.


  • Changed the jQuery to use a less brute force method of hiding the title.
  • Added a set_selector() method to allow end-users to specify the css selector to hide.