Removing the “Popular Terms” area from the Taxonomy Edit Screen in the Admin Area

Personally I really dislike how wordpress shows all the “popular terms” in different sizes on the taxonomy add/edit screen in the admin area.

Does anyone know of a way to either remove this entire area completely by adding code to your functions.php file


how to just change this specific area so that none of the popular terms show up with different font sizes/styles?

Thank you

2 Answers

Oh, I love it when you give me an easy one. Starts to make up for all those harder ones… (well, partly. 😉

So what you want is to replace this:

WordPress Tag Cloud with mixed-sized fonts

With this:

WordPress Tag Cloud with consistently-sized fonts

How? Use the 'wp_tag_cloud' hook which you can put into your theme’s functions.php file or in a .php file of a plugin you might be writing. For this one I tested the global variable $pagenow to make sure it was on the term edit page. In the hook just strip out the style attribute from each of the <a> elements:

function modify_taxonomy_tag_cloud($html,$args) {
  global $pagenow;
  if ('edit-tags.php'==$pagenow) // Only for the tag edit page
    $html = preg_replace("#style="[^"]+'#Us",'',$html);
  return $html;

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