The answer to this question is working great but I want to exclude the editor also when other templates are used. Can you please tell me how to extend the code to make this work with more than one template?

2 Answers 2


Yes, try this :

function remove_editor() {
    if (isset($_GET['post'])) {
        $id = $_GET['post'];
        $template = get_post_meta($id, '_wp_page_template', true);
        switch ($template) {
            case 'template_01.php':
            case 'template_02.php':
            case 'template_03.php':
            case 'template_04.php':
            // the below removes 'editor' support for 'pages'
            // if you want to remove for posts or custom post types as well
            // add this line for posts:
            // remove_post_type_support('post', 'editor');
            // add this line for custom post types and replace 
            // custom-post-type-name with the name of post type:
            // remove_post_type_support('custom-post-type-name', 'editor');
            remove_post_type_support('page', 'editor');
            default :
            // Don't remove any other template.
add_action('init', 'remove_editor');

Change the 'template_01.php' ... 'template_04.php' with your template names and if you want you can add more template names by adding more cases.

case 'template_05.php':

However, the above code and the code from the answer requires you to first set the page templates from the page edit screen.
I hope this helps and clears how this works.

  • You're most welcome :) Commented Feb 11, 2017 at 11:09

Remove editor for pages chosen in custom settings, working with ACF plugin Firstly

 * Add additional settings menu related with ACF plugin
if ( function_exists( 'acf_add_options_page' ) ) {
    acf_add_options_page( array(
        'page_title' => 'Add. settings of Theme',
        'menu_title' => 'Add. settings',
        'menu_slug'  => 'theme-general-settings',
        'capability' => 'edit_posts',
        'redirect'   => false
    ) );

next step is to create custom fields with relation to pages in ACF plugin and in the final

 * Remove editor for pages chosen in custom settings, working with ACF plugin
function ogate_remove_editor() {
    $pages_without_editor = get_field('pages', 'option');
    if (isset($_GET['post'])) {
        $id = $_GET['post'];
        $template = get_post_meta($id, '_wp_page_template', true);
        if(!empty($pages_without_editor)) {
            foreach ( $pages_without_editor as $single ) {
                $my_template = get_post_meta($single->ID, '_wp_page_template', true);
                $template == $my_template ?
                    remove_post_type_support('page', 'editor') : false;
add_action('init', 'ogate_remove_editor');

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