I want to remove the short link header tag from a specific page. Please suggest me a filter guys. I want to remove the entire

<link rel='shortlink'... 

section from a specific page. Adding a filter to the wp_shortlink_wp_head will work fine? I am not sure whether i can add filter to the function just like that...

Thank you

  • There is not enough information to answer this question. Sounds theme specific though.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 15:27

2 Answers 2


Replace 2 for ID of your page. Insert into your functions.php

if ( is_page(2) ){
   remove_action( 'wp_head', 'wp_shortlink_wp_head', 10, 0 );

Talk about resurrecting an old question....

I had to do this recently with WordPress 4.5.3 and it didn't work at all. To make it work, I needed to wrap up the if statement in a function called by wp_head - like so:

function remove_shortlink() {
    if( is_page(2) ) {
        remove_action( 'wp_head', 'wp_shortlink_wp_head', 10, 0 );
add_action( 'wp_head', 'remove_shortlink', 1 );

Replace '2' with the ID of your page. Add this to your theme's functions.php or in a plugin

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