Is there anyway to remove the 'Press This' tool from WordPress for all users?


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    Define remove. Just remove the visible link or break its functionality?
    – fuxia
    Commented Apr 2, 2012 at 19:56

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Adding the following action essentially disables the press-this functionality, at least best I can tell:

add_action('load-press-this.php', function(){ wp_die('"Press This" functionality has been disabled.'); });

The option will still be there on the admin dashboard page, but attempting to use it will fail.


Simplests way... Rename press-this.php in the wp-admin base directory. I changed mine to press-this.not. Still shows on the link page, but comes up as a missing page.

  • never ever ever modify core files in any way. this will most likely fail when you will upgrade to the next core version Commented Sep 26, 2017 at 4:20

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