I'm using different method to form a gallery in Wordpress, so I would like to hide an option to insert images and galleries into post for anyone but Administrator.

Can someone show me an example how it's done?

3 Answers 3


If you actually wanted to remove it instead of just hiding it you could remove the 'admin-gallery' script that is used to insert the gallery settings form. And if you wanted it to be remove only for non-admins then something like this should work:

function disable_wp_gallery()
    if( !current_user_can('manage_options') )
add_action('admin_enqueue_scripts', 'disable_wp_gallery');

To remove elements in the media editor, you can unset them. I haven't tested it for the insert button, but you can try this. Put this function in the functions.php file of your theme.

function remove_media_editor_fields($fields) {
  return $fields;

Or with CSS, for both elements you cite :

function add_custom_admin_styles() {

    if( !current_user_can('administrator') ){
        echo '
        <style type="text/css">
            #media-items #savesend .button{display:none!important;}

  • It doesn't work and even if it did, I believe it would remove all buttons (thumbnail and delete). As for Gallery Options, that's what I did, but I thought there's better way to do it :)
    – Kovas
    Jun 12, 2011 at 20:00
  • I uptaded the example with a CSS fix to hide the insert button only, and the gallery settings, sorry I don't know any other way than add CSS to hide those elements.
    – mike23
    Jun 12, 2011 at 23:06

Well, I couldn't find how to unset it, so I'm using my old method:

function auto_media() {
    echo '<style type="text/css">
        #media-items .savesend input.button, #gallery-settings * {display:none;}
add_action('admin_head', 'auto_media');

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