How to Quickly Remove WordPress Widget Titles

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Recently, I was adding widgets to the footer of a WordPress site I was putting together and the widget titles just didn’t look right with the theme. The Twitter widget I was using didn’t need a title – it was obviously displaying the latest tweet.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an option in WordPress to disable widget titles (now that would be a handy little feature), but there are ways and means of getting around it.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to stop widgets displaying titles on your website.

Widget titles
Hide widgets titles so they don’t display on your website.

Hiding WordPress Widget Titles

For this tutorial, we’re going to use the Remove Widget Titles plugin, available for free in the WordPress Plugin Repository.

This simple plugin remove the title from any widget that has a title starting with “!”.

For example, if you want to remove the title from the Search widget, add an exclamation mark:

Search widget
Remove the title from the Search widget.

And you can turn this:

Search
Search title.

Into this:

No search
No search title.

The great thing about this plugin is that you can still include titles for your widgets in the backend, allow you to quickly distinguish them in the widgets interface without having to open them.

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