How to Hide a Featured Image From a Single WordPress Post?

Recently, a friend inquired about the easiest option to hide a featured image from an individual post in WordPress.

I had heard of the plugin “Hide Featured Image” so I asked him to try it out. Unfortunately for him, the plugin didn’t work…

Why ?

It was last updated more than 2 years ago and hadn’t been tested with the previous three WordPress versions.

You always want to avoid installing plugins that haven’t been updated for more than a year !!

As a result, I went ahead to try out other options. And in this post, I’ll show you the best way you can hide your featured images on WordPress Posts.

Check if your WordPress Theme Has the Option to Hide a Featured Image

There may be occasions where you might want to hide an image in WordPress on a particular post, instead of removing it. The main reason is when you want to display an image on your blog’s home page but not on the individual post.

Featured image is an option controlled by WordPress themes, and many of them have the option to hide featured images. So the easiest way is to check if the option is available in your particular theme. 

Visit your WordPress dashboard, go to Posts -> All Posts and click on the edit option below any of your WordPress posts.

Under the preview button, you will see similar options like the ones in the screenshot below.

screenshot of wordpress drop down post

We are using the “Rehub Theme,” and I was able to find the option to hide featured images under Post Settings.

disable featured image option

Use a Plugin to Hide Featured Image from your Post

What if your WordPress theme doesn’t have this option? While you can try using “The Hide Feature Image Plugin”, I don’t recommend it due to the following

  • It hasn’t been updated since a long time
  • It has been receiving a lot of poor reviews

And even if it works, you should know that 52% WordPress vulnerabilities are caused by plugins that may haven’t been updated or poorly coded. 

You can also hide a featured image with the help of code but it's not a very convenient option for beginners. 

There is a better way.

Its using the Plugin called “Conditionally display featured image on singular posts and pages

For your convenience, I've created a video that shows how easy it is to use the plugin to hide a featured image from an individual post in WordPress.

In case you prefer text, follow the simple step by step process below

Step 1:   Visit your WordPress dashboard and click on Plugins-> Add New

Step 2:   On the top right search bar, type in  Conditionally display featured 

Step 3:   Install the Plugin

Step 4:   Activate the Plugin

Step 5:   Go to Posts -> All Posts

Step 6:   Edit the post who's featured image you want to hide

Step 7:   On the right side underneath the preview button, Go to Featured Image

Step 8:   As shown in below screenshot, check the option “Display featured image in post lists only, hide on singular views”

option to hide single image in wordpress

Bonus Plugin to Manage Featured Images without Hiding Them

There is another fantastic plugin to manage featured images. While it doesn’t allow you to hide featured images, you can do a lot more quite easily. 

 

 It’s a plugin by the name of “Quick Featured Images

How to Easily Remove and Add Featured Images using
“Quick Featured Images”

This plugin makes removing and adding featured images to your posts extremely convenient.

The video below will show you how easy it is to remove and add a featured image from an individual post in WordPress, using the “Quick Featured Images” Plugin.

In case you prefer text, continue reading and follow the easy to follow steps

Step 1: Visit your WordPress dashboard and click on Plugins-> Add New

Step 2: On the top right search bar, type in quick featured images

Step 3: Install the Plugin

Step 4: Activate the Plugin

Step 5: Go to Posts -> All Posts

Step 6: Click on Remove Featured Image to Remove it

And in case you want to add the featured image, you can click on “Set Featured Image” and add it again easily.

The plugin is extremely convenient to remove, add, change and edit featured images from WordPress Posts.

Were you able to hide a featured image from your individual post in WordPress?

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