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How to Disable Blog Features in WordPress – Short Course
If you want to start a blog then WordPress is the best platform for that. However, some websites don’t really need a blog-section and WordPress is capable of creating websites without using any blogging-features. However, some blogging features like; posts, categories, comments, tags will still be visible under the admin-area and that’s why you need to completely disable the blog-feature. So, in case you don’t want any blogs and blog-related elements on your website in order to turn it into a non-blogging CMS platform, then I will show you how to easily disable all the blog-features under WordPress without even writing any complex code.
Steps on How to Disable Blog Features in WordPress:
- Log into WordPress: you need to first log into your WordPress-account in order to access the admin-area that will enable you to-do any necessary configuration to your WordPress website. So, below is how your WordPress login-page will look like;
- Go to the WordPress-market-place and search for “Disable Blogging in WordPress” plugin: after logging into WordPress, go to Plugins >> Add New in order to access the WordPress plugin-marketplace and then search for “Disable Blogging in WordPress” plugin using the search-box integrated on the right-upper-section of the window as shown in the illustration below;
- Install and activate the “Disable Blogging in WordPress” plugin: after searching and seeing the “Disable Blogging in WordPress” plugin, click on the “Install Now” button to begin the installation process and afterwards click on the “Activate” button to make the plugin ready for use as shown in the illustrations below.
Below is an illustration on how to activate the “Disable Blogging in WordPress” plugin after the installation-process:
Note: after activating the “Disable Blogging in WordPress” plugin, it will automatically be added onto the “Installed Plugins” list but it won’t appear under the dashboard-menu. So, you will need to go settings in order to access this plugin.
- Go to settings and click on the Blogging-link: after activating this plugin, go to Settings >> Blogging and then a page will open-up in order to enable you configure the plugin-settings. in fact, after reaching the Blogging-settings page you will notice that all the blogging-features like posts and comments have disappeared from the WordPress admin-menu as shown in the illustration below:
Note: this plugin will actually disable all WordPress features by default whereby the disabled featured will include; categories, posts, comments, tags, author-pages, pingbacks, trackbacks, RSS-feeds and other items related to blogging. However, you will be able to selectively turn blog-features on and off under the general-tab but. On the other hand, this settings-page is also divided into different tabs that will enable you to carry-out several configurations.
- Click on the “Extra” tab to access advanced-settings: you can also click on the extra-tab in order to control advanced-settings like; screen-options, admin-greetings, emoji-support, help-tabs and changing footer-text as shown in the illustration below:
- Click on the “Profile” tab to configure user-accounts: the profile-tab actually allows you to configure user-accounts under your WordPress-account. in fact, the profile-tab enables you to show and hide items that users can their profile and a lot more as shown in the illustration below;
- Click on the “Menu” tab to configure admin-menu: you will need to click on the Menu-tab so that you can be able to control how the WordPress admin-menu appears. in fact, this section also involves configuring other items like; menu dash-icons, menu-separators and page-menu just as shown in the illustration below;
Note: Under the Menu-tab will be able to choose where your users are taken within the admin-area once they click on the Dashboard, you will be able to show or hide icons, separators and even move the page-menu the top. However, don’t forget to click on the “Save Changes” button in order to keep your settings.
- Select the Static front page: in case you haven’t selected a page to be used as your static-front-page, then you will need to go to Settings >> Reading in order to gain access to the reading-settings page so that you can be able to select the website static-front-page as shown in the illustration below;
Click on the “Save Changes” button to set the selected static-front-page and then go to your active website to see how it looks like without the blog-section.
Conclusion: the “Disable Blogging in WordPress” plugin will not delete anything from your WordPress website. In fact, it will simply hide all blog-items and this implies that you can easily access them in case you want to re-integrate the blog-section into your website. So, just know that your blog posts and comments will become readily available after deactivating this plugin. All in all, this plugin makes WordPress a perfect platform for building both websites and blogs without even writing a single line of code.