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IM8 Box Hide


Hide meta boxes based on roles.

  • Hide core meta boxes (e.g., Page Attributes and Custom Fields)
  • Hide plugin meta boxes (e.g., All in One SEO Pack and MapPress)
  • Hide theme meta boxes
  • Hide custom post type meta boxes
  • Support for additional user roles (works great with plugins such as Capability Manager, Capability Manager Enhanced and User Role Editor)
  • Multilanguage: currently English, German, Dutch and Italian (please help us with translations if you want to see additional languages)
  • Ad-free (of course, donations are welcome)

If you would like to contribute to this plugin, see its GitHub repository.


  • IM8 Box Hide settings page - Here you can individually hide meta boxes for each (custom) post type and user group.
  • Add New Page page with hidden meta boxes - Only the Publish meta box is visible, all other meta boxes are hidden.


  1. Upload the im8-box-hide folder to the /wp-content/plugins directory on your web server.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Find IM8 Box Hide in the Users menu in WordPress.


Just a bid aged

Nice for a basic site but may conflict with other plugins or may not recognize custom meta boxes configured by theme authors or plugin programmers. Otherwise quite helpful.

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Contributors & Developers

“IM8 Box Hide” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • compatible up to WordPress 3.8.1
  • added some index.php files


  • the URL for the AJAX request is now set by using the admin_url function
  • integrated plugin update message
  • added missing Comments and Revisions meta boxes for supporting post types
  • corrected some DocBlocks


  • fixed bug that prevented plugin from being loaded when activated network-wide


  • fixed bug in remove_meta_boxes function that broke other plugins working with $GLOBALS['current_user'] (such as Adminimize)


  • added direct access guard
  • removed trailing ?>
  • in get_post_types function, changed argument 'public' => true to 'show_ui' => true


  • complete refactoring (object oriented programming)
  • more usage of WordPress core functions
  • compatible up to WordPress 3.8
  • moved screenshot to assets folder
  • added banner image


  • pushed plugin back to active state


  • added Italian translation (credits go to Francesco Canovi)


  • added support for the new Featured Image meta box (thanks to hansmagnus for the hint)


  • added Dutch translation by Marius Siroen (grafcom)
  • fixed some meta box descriptions


  • bugfix fixing renamed meta boxes in WordPress 3 (credits go to grafcom for reporting the bug and providing the workaround)


  • bugfix for another invalid argument warning when accessing the config panel (credits go to iamfriendly for reporting the bug and providing the workaround)


  • bugfix for invalid argument warning when accessing the config panel (credits go to potel for reporting the bug, and to straddieplastic for providing the workaround)


  • small changes for WordPress 3.0 Beta


  • initial release