Support » Plugin: KIA Subtitle » Remove Subtitle from Custom Post Type

  • Resolved Tim Griffin


    Hello Kathy,

    Enjoying the plugin and expect to welcome a new WP Powered website owner to a fine Subtitle function 🙂

    Remove the Subtitle input field from specific areas in the admin screen.

    For example, there are post types which do not require a subtitle – such as say the Woo Sidebars. Allowing you to create specific sidebars within your site. The subtitle section is clutter on this particular screen and serves no purpose.

    Another example is the Portfolio post type. I do not plan to integrate the subtitles in this section – only the single blog post and single page titles of the site.

    Is there a simple way to “turn off” or hide the subtitle input field within the admin screen?

    Thanks a ton 🙂

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  • Plugin Author helgatheviking


    Hi Tim,

    At the moment there probably isn’t a really easy way to do this. I suppose you could remove the function

    remove_action( 'edit_form_after_title', array( 'KIA_Subtitle', 'add_input' ) );

    An then add it back conditionally. That’s a good point though and is a feature I should add at some point.

    Thanks for the reply Kathy!

    I looked for a way to do this using css to simply hide the input on the appropriate admin page… didn’t find what I was looking for though. A filter or conditional call to selectively add/remove the input from specific post types would be absolutely brilliant!

    Plugin Author helgatheviking


    Would you do me a favor and test out the latest version on github?

    I added some plugin options today to let you disable the input on particular post types.

    That is awesome.
    Just installed and tested it out briefly.

    Pages and Posts have the subtitle.
    Custom post types: was mostly able to “turn this off” using the options.

    Here’s a screenshot of the post types and selections available:

    For some reason, the post type “sidebar” (of Woo Sidebars plugin) and also the “feedback” post type (also by WooThemes plugin) are not recognized in this latest update. The option to select and remove the subtitle input is not available for these.

    Nonetheless – it’s a very helpful improvement and helps me eliminate extra inputs ie. media and the portfolio post types!

    Thanks for making this a reality 🙂


    Plugin Author helgatheviking


    What if you go to the /inc/plugin-options.php file and on line 31, change the $args definition to:

    $args = array( 'public'   => true );

    I don’t know how they are registering their post types, but maybe they are private post types?

    Ok, tried that but without the effect we’re looking for.

    Subtitles checkbox option for Sidebars ( and feedback/testimonials ( still not available.

    When I make the change to the code on line 31, I do see one extra checkbox option:
    “WooFramework Internal Container”. This checkbox will not remain checked on save though…

    Thanks for looking at this!

    Plugin Author helgatheviking


    updated to 1.4.1. Working with both for me. I also added a filter so you can modify the post types being displayed in the admin.


    That’s awesome. Just updated and full functionality with options to turn off anywhere that is not a post or page (default excludes option list doesn’t include page or posts?).

    For me this is just perfect.

    Question regarding “added a filter so you can modify the filters being displayed in the admin”

    That sentence didn’t make sense to me?? Did I miss something?
    Does that mean I can programmatically add or remove post types from the exclude post type options list?

    Plugin is now on my favorites list 🙂

    Plugin Author helgatheviking


    I was using '_builtin' => false for get_post_types() but I just removed that too.

    And I switched the filter to filter the $args:

    $args = ( array ) apply_filters( 'kia_subtitle_post_type_args', array() );
    $post_types = get_post_types( $args, 'objects' );

    So you can adjust the $args yourself. This doesn’t control where the subtitle is displayed, it only effects the list of post types that shows up in the plugin options.

    Ok, just saw this and thought it worth the suggestion:
    Admin screen options. In editor under the Screen Options dropdown, the Subtitle is not an option to turn on or off.

    Seems that this little option would be the icing on the cake 😉

    Plugin Author helgatheviking


    It might be (And that might even be a better solution that what I just did), but I can’t afford any more time maintaining my free plugins today. Time to go to work! 🙂

    Thanks for the kind review.

    I totally understand and am grateful for your efforts!

    Plugin Author helgatheviking


    @tim – I Have been thinking that I don’t like the “check to disable” something as checks usually *enable* something, so I worked on an upgrade routine today that would switch it over. If you have a test install somewhere, I’d totally appreciate it if you could check out the new github version and see if it upgrades ok.

    Should be version 1.5

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