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WP Remove Widgets


This plugin allows an administrator to remove widgets from being available to add to sidebars. This plugin will also remove the widgets from any associated sidebars.


  1. Extract
  2. Upload wp-remove-widgets/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


If I remove a widget can I get it back?

Yes, you can uncheck hidden widgets to make them available again. Deactivating the plugin will make all widgets available again.

Does this remove widgets from the sidebar?

Yes and No. Yes, when a widget is hidden it will not be displayed in any sidebars. When a widget is hidden it is still part of the sidebar, so if you hide a widget then unhide it, it will still be in the sidebar. With that being said, once you’ve hidden a widget and you edit your sidebars, the widget will be removed from the sidebar as it was not in the sidebar when you saved it.


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