How To Hide Featured Image In WordPress Post?

Are you thinking to hide the featured image from your blog post/pages? But don’t know how to do it. Don’t worry, here in this article, we will help you hide your feature image in 3 different ways. Please read the article thoroughly to be done with it.

It is not difficult to hide a featured image in WordPress. Most of the themes come with an inbuilt option for that. What you have to do is just to check off the featured image option, and you’re done. Even a few themes also provide you with the option to hide featured images from a specific post or page rather than applying the settings for the entire blog.

Before moving further in the post, it is important to know the answers to a few commonly asked questions,

  • Can I delete the image rather than hiding?
  • Whether hiding a featured image is the right decision or not?
  • Will it affect the SEO ranking of your blog?

Can I Delete The Image Rather Than Hiding?

Well, we highly recommend you not to delete the image, because feature image is one of the most important things, you can say it the face of your blog post. Feature image is not just for showing on your blog post, it is responsible for attracting visitors to your blog.

When someone shares your blog post on any social media platform, only your blog post title and feature image will show there; no one will notice your blog if the feature image is not there.

Whether Hiding A Featured Image Is The Right Decision Or Not?

It totally depends upon you; mostly, bloggers hide featured images because they want their visitors to start with the content directly or increase the blog’s loading speed.

There are no demerits of hiding featured images from the blog post or page.

Will It Affect The SEO Ranking Of Your Blog?

No, hiding the feature image will not affect your SEO ranking in any manner, but it will affect the ranking if you delete the feature image. Not just in the ranking, deleting the feature image will affect your blog in various other ways.

Pro Tip: As we all know that there is a special section in the sitemap for images, but when you hide the featured image, it will not be added to the sitemap. You have to create a separate section for feature images in the sitemap. Rankmath is the plugin that allows you to do it.

I hope you got the answer to all your questions. Let’s see the actual process of hiding the feature image. Now you have two option

  • Hide featured images from all the blog posts.
  • Hide featured image from the specific blog post.

Let’s understand both one by one.

How To Hide Featured Image From All Blog Posts?

You can easily hide the featured image from all the blog posts in just one click. This can be done from the theme customizer. Follow the below instructions to be done with it.

The process may be a bit different for different themes, here in my condition I am using GeneratePress (on this website).

So first of all login to your WordPress admin area >> Then go to Appearance >> And click on Customizer. You will be redirected to the theme customizer, from where you can customize your entire website.

GeneratePress (Hide Featured Image on All Posts)
GeneratePress (Hide Featured Image on All Posts)

In Customizer, go to Layout > Blog >> Then click on Single Post >> Now in the Content, check off the “display featured image” option. And click on the Publish button to save the changes.

Get GeneratePress Theme

That’s how you can hide featured images from all blog posts?

How To Hide Featured Image From Specific Post in WordPress?

Hiding the featured image from a specific post is super easy. You can do it from the WordPress post editor. Currently, most of the themes are providing the option to hide or show a featured image. Follow the below instructions to hide the featured image from a specific post.

So let’s take an example of another most popular theme Astra…

Here in my condition, I am using the Astra theme on my other website. Astra is one of the most used free WordPress themes. It is responsive, lightweight, SEO friendly. This theme can also be used with all the leading available pages builder, including Elementor Pro.

Option to hide the featured image in Astra theme
Option to hide the featured image in Astra theme

So if you are currently using Astra, then the process is too easy for you. Login to your WordPress admin area >> Go to Posts >> Open the Post in which you want to Hide The Featured Image >> On the Right Side, you will get the section as Astra Settings, you will get the option to show or hide the Featured Image here, Check On the Disable Featured Image box.

Get Astra Theme

Done, that’s how easily you can hide the featured image from the specific blog post.

Hide Featured Image Using WordPress Plugin

Most of you have a question that what if you are using a theme that is not providing the inbuilt option to disable the featured image. Don’t worry, you can still hide the featured image with the help of plugins called,

Those plugins will offer you the option to hide or show the specific blog post’s featured image. The process is quite similar, you have to install the plugin and activate it, then open the post in which you want to hide the image and Check On the Hide Featured Image option.

If you still do not understand how you can do it, follow the below-shared step by step instructions.

Search for the Plugin in WordPress Repository
Search for the Plugin in WordPress Repository

First of all, login to your WordPress admin area >> Go to Plugins >> Click on Add new >> And search for “Conditionally display featured image on singular posts and pages.” Once you get the plugin, click on Install and then Activate it.

Hide Featured Image Using Plugin
Hide Featured Image Using Plugin

After activating the plugin, open the blog post in which you want to hide the featured image. You will get the option to hide the featured image in the Featured Image section, check on the box as shown in the image, and you are done.

How To Hide Featured Images Using Custom CSS?

Using the CSS code to hide the featured image is the last option, I recommend you to use this way if and only if you are unable to hide the featured image using all the above methods. This method may be complicated for you if you are not familiar with HTML and CSS.

In this method, first, you have to find the element using the “Inspect” method in your browser, and then you can create the custom code, it’s a time-consuming process. You can use this method if you have less number of posts published.

Step-by-step process to find a featured image and hide it…

Hiding Featured Image Using Custom CSS
Hiding Featured Image Using Custom CSS

First, you have to open the blog post in which you want to hide the featured image. Then right-click on the image and click on the Inspect option at the end. You will see the featured image class named “featured-image page-header-image-single” and the post id, which is unique for all posts.

Here is the code to hide the featured image,

#post-785 .featured-image{ display:none; }

You have to replace the post id and add this code to the “Additional CSS” section in the theme customizer.

For that login to your WordPress admin area,>> Go to Appearance >> Then click on Customizer >> Now scroll down and Click on Additional CSS option at the end.

Here you can add the custom code, then click on Publish to save the changes.

Conclusion

With the above-shared method, you can easily hide the featured image in WordPress. It is not recommended to hide the featured image because this single image plays the role of your entire blog post’s identity.

Mostly you don’t need to use the plugins like “Conditionally display featured images on singular posts and pages.” Now, in 2021, almost all the themes offer you the option to show or hide the featured image for specific or all blog posts.

And don’t forget to create a new section in the sitemap for the featured image. As we have already discussed, you can easily do it with the Rank Math SEO plugin. It is free to use an SEO plugin.

We hope this article on how to hide featured images in WordPress posts is helpful for you. If this post is useful for you in any manner, then do share it on social media.

 

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  1. Thanks For Sharing this Article and for giving clarity about why we don’t have to delete the feature image that helps me a lot, thanks for all the useful content, the way you are explaining about the things is very impressive. Keep Going.

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