How to Hide/disable every feature on the New Post creator,

Just the following area visible:

  • Gutenberg Editor
  • Publish button
  • Tags
  • Categories

Even hiding the left sidebar and all menu options too.

  • Are you wanting to fully disable Gutenberg or just want to get it to a "blank" slate for your own custom blocks?
    – mikerojas
    Mar 27, 2020 at 22:38
  • I just want a very clean environment for my author to write, with no bloat or extra setting he/she can mess up with. I feel a lot of settings not usually exposed to author or contributor level in WP are available for them in Gutenberg. Mar 28, 2020 at 13:05

1 Answer 1


Some of the panels related to the entire post (e.g. the featured image, excerpt) can be removed and https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/17281 shows how.


wp.data.dispatch( 'core/edit-post').removeEditorPanel( 'featured-image' );
wp.data.dispatch( 'core/edit-post').removeEditorPanel( 'post-excerpt' );

The sidebar is also used for additional block options and there's currently no cohesive, consistent way to manage whether a block's options are available to your editors.

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