Do you want to hide the title of a WordPress widget in your sidebar or footer?
WordPress widgets make it easy to add dynamic content to your theme, such as recent comments or your most popular posts. However, if you need to hide the widget title, then it typically requires writing custom CSS or HTML.
In this article, we will show you how to easily hide the widget title in WordPress.
Why Hide Widget Title in WordPress?
Depending on your WordPress theme, your site may display widget titles by default. For example, many themes display the title in their sidebars.
However, sometimes the widget title may not fit with your site’s design. Some widget titles are also unnecessary, as the widget’s content speaks for itself. In this way, titles can take up precious onscreen space.
That being said, let’s take a look at how you can easily hide the widget title in WordPress.
If you prefer written instructions, just keep reading. Simply use the quick links below to jump straight to the method you want to use:
Method 1: Using the Full Site Editor (Block-Enabled Themes Only)
The easiest way to hide the widget title is by using the full site editor. This allows you to customize any WordPress widget, including removing the title.
To get started, head over to Themes » Editor in the WordPress dashboard.
By default, the full site editor shows your theme’s home template, but you can add widgets to any template or template part, such as the header or footer.
To see all the available options, just select either ‘Templates’ or ‘Template Parts’.
You can now click on the template or template part where you want to remove a widget’s title or add a new widget.
As an example, we will add a Latest Post widget to the homepage sidebar, but the steps will be the same no matter what template and widget you choose.
After choosing a template or template part, WordPress will show a preview and a description. To go ahead and edit this layout, click on the pencil icon.
If you want to add a new widget, then click the blue ‘+’ icon in the top left corner. You can then type in the name of the widget you want to add and drag and drop the right widget onto your template.
For more detailed instructions, please see our guide on how to add and use widgets.
To remove the widget’s title, simply click to select the title in the editor.
You can delete all the text or replace it with your own custom messaging.
To hide the title for other widgets, simply repeat the same steps.
When you are happy with how the template looks, just click on ‘Save’.
Now, if you visit your WordPress website, you will see the widget title has disappeared.
Method 2: Using the Widget Options Plugin (No Full Site Editor Required)
If you are not using a block-enabled theme, then you can hide the widget title using the Widget Options plugin. This is a complete widget-management plugin that lets you customize your widgets and even show or hide widgets on specific WordPress pages.
For more details, please see our complete guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Once the plugin is activated, you need to head over to Appearance » Widgets. Next, drag and drop a widget to your sidebar or any other widget-ready area on your site.
In this example, we are going to remove the widget title from the Search widget, but the steps will be largely the same no matter what widget you are working with.
Just be aware that you may see different widget options and titles depending on your WordPress theme.
Simply click the arrow next to the widget’s title to see all the settings for that widget.
In the expanded settings, click on the cog icon.
Then, select the following box: ‘Check to hide widget title’.
After that, go ahead and click on the ‘Save’ button to store your changes.
Simply repeat these steps to customize any widget on your website. After that, you can visit your WordPress blog to see the new widgets in action.
We hope this article helped you learn how to easily hide widget titles in WordPress. You may also want to check out our expert picks for the best drag and drop WordPress page builder plugins or see our guide on how to create an email newsletter.