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How can I completely remove the custom fields and the collapse button in the Edit Post/Edit Page custom screen, but without removing the capability to add custom fields with a PHP function?

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function remove_custom_meta_form() {
    remove_meta_box( 'postcustom', 'post', 'normal' );
    remove_meta_box( 'postcustom', 'page', 'normal' );
add_action( 'admin_menu' , 'remove_custom_meta_form' );


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Thank you @nvwd,it works perfectly –  zagriyen Jul 27 '12 at 15:46
glad I could help –  nvwd Jul 27 '12 at 16:29

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