How to Hide Featured Image in Post WordPress

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There are a lot of users still having difficulties on how to hide featured images in posts in WordPress though we’re not sure why they want to remove them. In this article, we’re going to teach you the easy and advanced way.

Remove Featured Image Using Built-in Theme Function

Flexible themes have a built-in feature to hide featured images easily. For this example, I am going to use an Astra Theme.

  • In the WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize, and a pop-up window will appear.
  • Go to Blog then select Blog / Archive if you want to remove the featured image in the homepage, archive page, and category pages or you select Single Post in order to remove the featured image in each individual post.

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  • Then you can click Publish to save your changes.

Remove Featured Image Using a Plugin

The most popular plugin used in removing featured images is Hide Featured Image.

You can install it by doing these steps:

  1. Go to your plugins in your WordPress Dashboard, then click Add New.
  2. Search for Hide Featured Image in the keyword and try to select the one that has more trusted reviews.
  3. Install and activate the plugin.
  4. Go to Settings > Hide Featured Image.
  5. You can Hide Image from all Posts (not Custom Post Type) and Hide Image from all Pages.
  6. Then click Submit to confirm changes.

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Remove Featured Image Using CSS Customization

First, go to Appearance > Theme Editor. If you know CSS script, You can hide featured images just by selecting the featured image HTML element Class or ID and put display: none; under it. To find the Featured Image Element or Container, just right-click the image and click Inspect. In this case, it is post-thumb. Put !important if the script didn’t apply.


.post-thumb {
display: none !important;

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