I have a specific Gallery post of products that I release at the start of every Monday on my website, which differs from my other Gallery posts.

These types of Gallery post don't require the Authors Bio or post Tags.

I have been manually going into the style.css file and changing it to read:

body.postid-9840 div.post-tags,
body.postid-9840 div#author-bio {display: none;}

However, this process has become time-consuming and is starting to take up a lot of room in my style.css file.

Is there a way I can display a Meta checkbox at the bottom of my Gallery post screen, that when clicked, is able to turn off/hide the Authors Bio and post Tags from being displayed on the front-end?

For example:

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  • Yes, this can be done. Please show us what you have tried so far.
    – kaiser
    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:02
  • Please don't use pastebins. File an edit and put the code in your question.
    – kaiser
    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:53

1 Answer 1


You don't need a checkbox, you can code one if you want, but you can use the default Custom Fields.

Make sure they are enabled:

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Then add some data on the posts you want to have a specific style on, you will need to add this to each post you want to have set to display: none;: enter image description here

Now inside the loop of your page you will add that value as a CSS class:

 // loop starts
 <?php $authoryes = get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'authordisplay', true ); ?>
 <div class="page<?php echo $authoryes; ?>">
 // rest of the loop

So now you just have to add one style to your CSS for .pageauthor

You should probably use a more unique name than "author" for the value, I did this fast.

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