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Is it possible to remove the main rich Text box editor?

The question:

I am using the simple fields plugin to provide additional rich text editors and have no need for this ‘main’ text editor box on any of my ‘page’s

I have tried the following code in my functions.php:

function my_remove_meta_boxes() {
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_remove_meta_boxes' );

Apparently this will not work since it is not actually a meta box…

I suppose I could sneak some jQuery in somewhere: ('#postdivrich').hide() but I am not really sure where to put it, and suspect that there is a better way.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Edit: this question describes how to do what I want, but for a custom post type. Can I apply this same technique to ‘pages’ somehow?

Edit 2: Using noob power I made something work, but for all post-types and with it flashing on screen before being hidden. I skipped JQuery and went straight for plain ole JS:

function removeMainTxtContent(){
    echo '<script>window.onload=function(){document.getElementById("postdivrich").style.display="none";}</script>';
}add_action('admin_head', 'removeMainTxtContent');

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

see remove_post_type_support

function remove_pages_editor(){
    remove_post_type_support( 'page', 'editor' );
add_action( 'init', 'remove_pages_editor' );

All methods was sourced from or, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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