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Is it possible to remove the "Post Format" meta box from the edit/new post page? The blog in question has a lot of users that keep messing with that but it only uses the standard format post.

I'm kind of new to wordpress so excuse me if this is a really obvious one.


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up vote 8 down vote accepted

That gets added because your theme supports post-formats.

You can either use a plugin (or a child theme's functions.php) file to hook into after_setup_theme late and remove theme support:

add_action('after_setup_theme', 'wpse65653_remove_formats', 100);
function wpse65653_remove_formats()

Or look for the the line in your theme's functions.php file:


and remove it.

The first option is a better bet. Stick it in a plugin and it will be there for the next theme you use as well.

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That was thorough. Thumbs up :) – hampusn Sep 19 '12 at 16:48
// Higher value on the priority then the default of 10 makes sure this is run after the initial removal.
add_action('after_setup_theme', 'remove_post_format', 15);
function remove_post_format() {

This should be placed in your functions.php file.

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