I'm trying to remove Main Sidebar, First and Second Front Page Widget areas in my child theme. Basically I don't want them to be shown up in Admin Panel.

I've placed that code into my function.php file. It's seems to not work:

function remove_some_widgets(){

    unregister_sidebar( 'Main Sidebar' );
    unregister_sidebar( 'First Front Page Widget Area' );
    unregister_sidebar( 'Secon Front Page Widget Area' );
add_action( 'widgets_init', 'remove_some_widgets', 11 );

I've got it from WordPress Codex but I think that was developed for Twenty Ten theme. Anyone knows the right code for Twenty Twelve parent theme. ?

Thanks for answers.

1 Answer 1


The unregister_sidebar takes the ID, not the name:

<?php unregister_sidebar( $id ); ?> 

You'll need to do it like this:

function remove_some_widgets(){
    unregister_sidebar( 'sidebar-1' );
    unregister_sidebar( 'sidebar-2' );
    unregister_sidebar( 'sidebar-3' );
add_action( 'widgets_init', 'remove_some_widgets', 11 );

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