How To Hide Featured Image For A Post Individually In WordPress

Featured image is a great feature provided in WordPress. It helps you in placing an appropriate image in your blog at the right position. Still, there are situations where we don’t want to keep the featured image or say hide featured image. There can be one of the following 3 situations:

  1. Select a theme which doesn’t have an option to display featured image. Though rare but such themes are available. Try to search, else ask in comments. I will suggest a few good ones without featured image.
  2. Another situation can be that you/your client/your boss have already finalized the theme and it already has a featured images section and you are asked to hide the featured image from all the posts. This is quite easy and you can follow the following process without the use of any plugin :
    • Create a post with featured image.
    • Open this post
    • Take the cursor over the featured image and right click.
    • Select INSPECT option (I am expecting that you have a basic idea of website tools else you can go for the plugin we will discuss in the upcoming section of this article).
    • Check with CSS element is related to the feature image.
    • Open the respective CSS file.
    • Add a new attribute to this element: display:none;
    • Once you save the css file, refresh the page.
    • Now you won’t see the featured image on any of your posts.
    • At some instant, it may time to reflect the CSS changes so you may wait to see the results. You can also use an anonymous browsing service to see the result faster.
  3. The last and most tricky situation is that you are asked to remove the featured image from one of a post individually.  So the objective is to keep the featured image on all other posts except the targeted one. No need to worry there is a plugin available with WordPress especially for this task. It is Hide Featured Image plugin. We will learn how to install and use this plugin now. It is quite a popular WordPress Plugin for managing images.

Features of Hide Featured Image Plugin:

  • The best part is that it is one of its kind of plugin, no other such plugin is available yet.
  • You can select to show or hide the featured image while posting an individual post.
  • Selection option is quite intuitive, you just have to select a Yes/No. Thats all.

How To Install Hide Featured Image Plugin:

To install this plugin we can follow either of the following 3 methods based on your preference:

    1. Install from Admin Panel – Install it from the admin panel in the following steps:
      • Login to the admin panel
      • Go to the plugins section
      • Click Add New
      • Search for Hide Featured Image Plugin
      • Click the install button
      • Now click the Activate, done
    2. Install from FTP Account – Install it from the FTP account in the following steps:
      • Download the plugin files from here. It will come in zip format
      • Login to the FTP account using FileZilla or any other FTP client
      • Go to public_html -> wp-content -> plugins
      • Upload the plugins zip file into this folder
      • Extract the zip
      • Now go to the admin panel and you will see it in the installed plugins list
      • Search for Hide Featured Image
      • Activate the plugin
    3. Install from cPanel – Install it from the cPanel in the following steps:
      • Download the plugin files from here. It will come in zip format
      • Login to the cPanel
      • Open File Manager
      • Go to public_html -> wp-content -> plugins
      • Upload the plugins zip file into this folder
      • Extract the zip
      • Now go to the admin panel and you will see it in the installed plugins list
      • Search for Hide Featured Image Plugin
      • Activate the plugin

How To Use Hide Featured Image Plugin:

Once the setup is complete you can start using it as follows:

  1. In your new post, check for the option of the Featured image came after installing Hide Featured Image plugin
  2. Selcect the approriate option from YES/NO and done. Its that simple. Update the post.

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