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How Delete Default Widgets on WordPress

In some cases, you may need to disable the default WordPress widgets. The WordPress code snippet below will remove the declared widgets from the WordPress widgets area.

Adjust and add the code below on your WordPress theme’s functions.php file.

function ns_unregister_default_widgets() { 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Pages ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Calendar ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Archives ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Links ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Meta ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Search ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Text ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Categories ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Recent_Posts ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Recent_Comments ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_RSS ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Widget_Tag_Cloud ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' WP_Nav_Menu_Widget ' ); 
 unregister_widget( ' Twenty_Eleven_Ephemera_Widget ' ); 
add_action( 'widgets_init', 'ns_unregister_default_widgets', 11) ; 


How Delete Default Widgets on WordPress

Read more about WordPress Widgets API her.

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