I want to remove some metaboxes, that was added to page edit.php by thridparty plugins. I insert this code into functions.php:

function vpm_remove_meta_box() {
        remove_meta_box( 'ortext-metabox', 'post', 'normal' );
        remove_meta_box( 'ez-toc', 'post', 'normal' );
add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'vpm_remove_meta_box' );

But, it don't working. I found that plugins register this metaboxes with function:

add_meta_box('ortext-metabox', OrTextBase::NAME_SERVIC_ORIGINAL_TEXT, array($this, 'metabosHtml'), "$v", 'side', 'high');
add_meta_box( 'ez-toc', esc_html__( 'Table of Contents', 'ez-toc' ), array( $this, 'displayMetabox' ) );

How i can get it done?

1 Answer 1


You can use the do_meta_boxes hook to remove the metaboxes instead.

Like below

add_action( 'do_meta_boxes', 'vpm_remove_meta_box' );
function vpm_remove_meta_box() {
    remove_meta_box( 'ortext-metabox', 'post', 'normal' );
    remove_meta_box( 'ez-toc', 'post', 'normal' );

See this for more info


  • Thanks, but it do not working too. I heared, that hock admin_menu executes too early for plugins. Nov 9, 2017 at 16:57
  • Sorry about that ! I have updated the code and the wrong link. Looks like do_meta_boxes is the way to go
    – LumberHack
    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:14
  • Did this work ?
    – LumberHack
    Nov 12, 2017 at 8:51
  • No, it didn't work. Nov 17, 2017 at 11:58

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