I've had a good look around but can't find anyone with the same specific problem.

In functions.php I'm adding the following actions:

add_action( 'genesis_entry_header', 'twl_content_wrap_start', 15 );
function twl_content_wrap_start() {
    echo '<div class="container">';

add_action( 'genesis_entry_footer', 'twl_content_wrap_end', 15 );
function twl_content_wrap_end() {
    echo '</div>';

Then in my Page Template page_full-width.php, I'm trying to remove these actions.

remove_action( 'genesis_entry_header', 'twl_content_wrap_start', 15 );
remove_action( 'genesis_entry_footer', 'twl_content_wrap_end', 15 );

But it's not working!

Any Ideas?


  • From the looks of it, it should work, unless you are removing the actions after they have already fired. – Vlad Olaru Mar 8 '18 at 21:16
  • @VladOlaru Do you think I need to wrap them in another action to make sure they fire before the add_actions in functions.php? – thatweblook Mar 9 '18 at 10:00

Page templates are called too late to effect actions. You can achieve what you need another way, by targeting this in your functions, with a test for the page template, like this:

function twl_content_wrap_start() {
    if ( !is_page_template( "page_full-width.php" ) )
        return '<div class="container">';

BTW, as a rule of thumb, actions generally don't echo, they should return (although it does depend on the action).

  • Thanks! That's worked and I've switch to a return. The echo came from many tutorials online :/ What's strange is the Genesis child theme uses remove_action() in files like page.php and single.php. Is it just custom Page templates where this won't work? – thatweblook Mar 11 '18 at 9:24

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