How To Remove Tags and Author From Posts WordPress in Twenty Sixteen Theme

If you want to remove Tags, Author and Date from your post in WordPress twenty sixteen theme. Sometimes is very annoying to display the author, date and tags under the post. Most of users want this things display on top of post. So if you want to remove the Tags, author and date from your post which show on left side of your post. Here we will tell you how to remove this things with easy steps.

Note : Before Editing source code copy your code for backup.

Steps to Remove Tags and Author From Posts WordPress in Twenty Sixteen Theme

Step – 1 – First you need to login in your WordPress admin account.

step – 2

Then click on Appearance > Editor > On Right Side Click on template-tags.php

Step – 3

Click on Template-tags.php then new window appears with source code now you have to remove the below code which I have added below :

Click on appearance

if ( ‘post’ === get_post_type() ) {
$author_avatar_size = apply_filters( ‘twentysixteen_author_avatar_size’, 49 );
printf( ‘<span class=”byline”><span class=”author vcard”>%1$s<span class=”screen-reader-text”>%2$s </span> <a class=”url fn n” href=”%3$s”>%4$s</a></span></span>’,
get_avatar( get_the_author_meta( ‘user_email’ ), $author_avatar_size ),
_x( ‘Author’, ‘Used before post author name.’, ‘twentysixteen’ ),
esc_url( get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( ‘ID’ ) ) ),
if ( in_array( get_post_type(), array( ‘post’, ‘attachment’ ) ) ) {

$format = get_post_format();
if ( current_theme_supports( ‘post-formats’, $format ) ) {
printf( ‘<span class=”entry-format”>%1$s<a href=”%2$s”>%3$s</a></span>’,
sprintf( ‘<span class=”screen-reader-text”>%s </span>’, _x( ‘Format’, ‘Used before post format.’, ‘twentysixteen’ ) ),
esc_url( get_post_format_link( $format ) ),
get_post_format_string( $format )

Just check the above code and remove the source code from template-tags.php file. If you face any problem just comment below. Here we have also added video for you.

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1 Response

  1. Thanks for this detailed information. The video was excellent and bright for every newbie to learn because as I’m a newbie, I understand it very much. I will try out from my end and share my experience too in this article.

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