How To Disable Any Plugin From a Particular Post or Page

I’d like to share a top secret “secret” with you guys. Are you guys listening? If yes, I just found out that I am totally in love with WordPress :). I just can’t keep the secret to myself anymore so I had to tell you guys. But seriously do you feel the same way as i do? Well let’s continue…

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I am in love with WordPress because, just like blogger blog, I have the options to do exactly what my mind visualize with the help of some few plug-ins and with a little bit of coding knowledge. Even those who don’t know a thing about coding can still use WordPress to their advantage. Now who wouldn’t love a platform that gives you 99.9% privilege to do whatever you wish to do? But hey! I am not here to discuss with you how awesome WordPress is. I did come here today to show you a simple way of disabling any plug-in you wish to, in any particular post on your blog without using any hard coding or plug-in.

Disabling Any Plugin From a Particular Post or Page

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I don’t know about you but my main reason of disabling any plugin from a particular post is – if I feel that a particular plug-in is not supposed to be in a particular post or page, I’ll disable that particular plugin. Let me give some proper examples;

→ The fact is, social share is not supposed to be in your contact page so the best option is to disable it on just that particular page.

→ Google adsense don’t like their ads to be displayed on post or a page that is against their TOS. So if you are about to post anything that is against adsense policy, it is good to disable adsense only in that particular post.

→ Do you have any other reason(s) of disabling a plug-in in any particular post or page? Then let us know by using the comment section below.

Now this is how to disable a particular plug-in in a particular post or page…

In your WordPress Dashboard, go to the post you don’t want a particular plug-in to appear and click edit.

In the Edit post section, click “Screen options” to dropdown options [See image below]

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Now click “Custom field” as seen in the image above. Now scroll down (below your post) to where the custom field area is.

Have you seen it? If yes, we are going to set the key which is the name and also the value [See image below]

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If I want to disable sexy bookmark on a particular post, I’ll manually type “Hide Sexybookmark” in the name field and set the value to “No

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Or – let’s say I don’t want Google adsense to appear on a particular post and I am using easy adsense plug-in to display my adsense. In the name field, I’ll type adsense and set the value to No

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By doing this, that particular plug-in will not show on that particular post.

Apart from blocking a particular plugin on a particular post, you can also use the custom field to achieve so many things such as using the metadata to store an expiration date for a post and more…

Please do put this at the back of your mind that it might not work on all plug-ins :).

Back to you

Hope I did say so much about so much on the topic at hand? Well, let me pass the keyboard to you guys…

Do you have any other ways of blocking a particular plugin in a particular post without using plugin? Then please do show us using the comment box below…

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Babanature,

    Oh yes…that’s exactly how I do it too – thank God I knew something well in advance as well :)

    I liked the way you took the screenshots and explained things here. I agree with you that on certain pages you really don’t need a few of the plugin or the social share buttons. Same is the case with Google Adsense, which I think you should avoid on places where it’s against their policy before you get banned.

    Thanks for letting us know how we can disable the plugins. Have a nice week ahead :)

    BTW – The commentluv isn’t working presently :)

  2. says

    Hello Harleena,
    Aha.. It is good to hear that you already know about this tut before hand :).
    Unlike you, many many bloggers out there don’t know how to so they use plugin to achieve this. It not everything we bloggers should use plugin for… :)
    Thanks for your valuable comment as usual my friend :)….
    P.S. the commentluv is working fine at my end but i have cleared my blog cache, you can try it again or use a different browser… :)

  3. says

    Cool stuff Babanature! This tip helps you save time and headaches too. As you noted your Adsense can run into trouble if a set page or post violates TOS.

    Doing this provides you with a quick fix.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

    • says

      Hello Ryan,
      You’re right indeed but aside adsense, it can really be helpful on some other aspect of blogging than just what i’ve said here :)
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your valuable comment. do have a wonderful week ahead…

  4. says

    Hmmm.. @BabaNature

    This is Amaze trick for wordpress user.
    But dear, I’m a Blogger Plz.. Share some tips for me.

    I wants More tips & tricks from you to use on Blogger Plateform.

    WordPress is Not easy for me then I was choose Blogger.

    Hope you will write for me .?

    • says

      Hello Siddharth,
      I always do post new tips on bloggers as well. Just stay tuned and i’ll be posting about blogger next week :)

      Well, thanks for telling us your mind. It was well noted…

  5. says

    Hi Babanature,

    I was not familiar with this but I don’t have plugins on posts or pages that they shouldn’t be. Most plugins will give you the option to not display them in certain places anyway so this has never been an issue for me. I can see though why this would come in handy so thanks for sharing this.

    I just learned something new and you’re right, we do love our WordPress don’t we!

    Thanks Babanature for sharing this cool tip and you be sure to have a wonderful week okay.

    ~Adrienne

    • says

      Yay!!! So glad that you learned something new here today :). I do know that someday, we might need it if not now.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your valuable comment. Do have a great week as well…

  6. says

    Hey Babanature,

    This is nice to know about disabling plugins on whatever page or post you want. I’ll definitely look back at this as a reference. I didn’t know it was that easy to do so! Thanks for sharing!

  7. says

    I find this plugin pretty helpful for Adsense, as you said they don’t allow us to show ads in TOS and Contact page even I’m breaking this rule and many others.

    However the plugin I’m using has an option that let me insert ads in certain posts and exclude ads from particular pages.

    See you next time bro’. Kind regards!

    • says

      Hello Daniel, You are going off topic on this one. I am talking about how to manually disable any plugin from a particular post or page manually… I am not talking about any plugin or adsense. i only use adsense as an example…
      It would be nice if you could breeze through the post next time even if you don’t want too read it all through.

      Well, thanks for the comment and do have a wonderful week ahead :)

  8. says

    This is something new for me as a WordPress user .Its a good strategy to disable a plugin that doesn’t need to be running on a particular post . It can help to improve the post load time.

    Thanks for sharing the trick Baba !

    • says

      You’re absolutely right Pramod, It can indeed reduce a post load time. That’s a nice addition from you my friend :)
      Thanks for your valuable comment and do have a great week ahead…

  9. says

    Thats why i love wordpress, so cool and you can customize your blog to your taste and more also the ability to control how your blog plugins behave,as the word you use in the beginning of the article , thks for the top secret you shared … lol

  10. says

    Hi babanature,

    I will never thought of this, so I don’t have any ideas on mind to use this. However giving such flexibility is really great. The only issue I think is you have to find out what word will actually disable your desired plugin.

    • says

      Hello Qasim,
      Nahh… you don’t need to find out what word works because most of the plugin you are is already listed there. The ones that doesn’t, just type the name of the plugin :)

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your valuable comment. Do have a wonderful week ahead :)

      • says

        oh, i was really hoping this solution worked for me. i’m actually having trouble getting the vcita popup to hide on my contact page. the name of the plugin folder is meeting-scheduler-by-vcita but setting that (or vcita) to No does not prevent the popup menu from appearing on the contact page… part of which is also generated by vcita. any advice for me?

        • says

          Hello Emily,
          As long as it is a plugin, it will work. You just need to know the string of the plugin, that’s all…

          P.S. it would be nice if you can get a gravatar for yourself so people can take you more professionally.

          Thanks for the comment and do have a wonderful week ahead…

  11. Jeevan Jacob John says

    Awesome tip, Babanature!

    I didn’t know we could do something like this ;) I usually try to find some other option (Ever since I switched to Headway Themes, it has been easier. Headway allows us to edit the template for each page/post. So, it is easy to hide a plugin, especially if it is a widget).

    This could be useful, though. I am not planning to use Headway in the future – I have “better” themes, so this feature could definitely be helpful.

    Thanks for sharing, Babanature :) Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    • says

      Hello Jeevan,
      It’s good to know that you’ve learned something good here today :).
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment…
      I am having a blessed week and i hope you do too

  12. says

    Babanature,
    This tip was new to me. I’ve never investigated what to use custom fields for but now I know! Your example to use this to not show social share buttons on your contact form is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this. Now that I know that this is available, I’m sure that I’ll find uses for it.

    • says

      Hello Sherryl,
      Indeed it is good to hear that :). Yeah, the custom field can do that and can even do some more awesome things that will indeed wow you.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your valuable comment. have a blessed week ahead..

  13. says

    Hi Babanature,
    I also like the freedom we get from WordPress and that is one of the things which keep me there. I also find it wise to do what my mind tells me. Some plug in may not be adding more on a certain post and you have shared good guide on disable plug in.

  14. says

    Hi Babanature,

    Thanks so much for showing us how to do this, especially with the screen shots you put in. Made it so easy to understand. I had no idea I could do this…and believe me, I really stink at doing things like this.

    You have made it so easy to understand and apply. Thank you so much!

    -Donna

    • says

      Hello Donna,
      It is good to know that you learned something new hear today. This could really come in handy someday if not now.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your valuable comment. Do have a wonderful weekend…

  15. says

    Hi Babanature,

    I never knew that this was possible. I actually removed a plugin from my site because I couldn’t get it to stop showing on certain pages that I didn’t want it on.

    I may have to re-install the plugin and use these steps to prevent it from showing up on the pages that I didn’t want it to show up on.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, I know that it helped me and they will definitely help several other people as well. Have a great day.

  16. says

    Well I’ve been using wordpress for quite a while but never actually needed something like this…

    But nonetheless thanks for sharing I know where to come If I need to disable a specific plugin.

    Thanks.

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