Been looking around and can't find this. Is it possible to remove, let's say, the title area on post format: "quote"?

Or the editor on post format: "image"?

I noticed this page in the Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/remove_meta_box

Seems you could pull it off if you created a custom post type for images, for example, then removed support for that type, but that defeats the purpose of formats and also would break new themes, which I don't want to do.

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You're talking about the format setting which was introduced in WP 3.1 for the posts post type? No, I don't think this is possible.

To remove the title-, editor- or any other metabox, you have to remove the support for this feature from the current post type. (e.g. remove the feature from the supports parameter inside register_post_type() or during execution with remove_post_type_support()).

This will affect the hole post type posts. You cannot limit this behavior by the post formats property. This isn't a post type, it's just a post meta for the post type posts.

What you could do is to hide the boxes based on the post formats value with jQuery. But this only works if the user has enabled JavaScript. It's also more a hack than a solution.

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