[Support request] Remove the title on category-archive pages

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    I want to remove the page-title on category-archive pages because I want to hook an individual archive-title/logo-template created with Elementor. „display:none“ is not an option because of SEO.
    Deactivating the title with Elements-layout doesn´t work.
    Here I found this solution: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/generate_show_title/ and customized it like this:

    add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'remove_category_titles' );
    function remove_category_titles() {
    	if ( is_category( '' ) )
    		add_filter( 'generate_show_title', '__return_false' );

    But it doesn´t work. How it is possible to remove the archive-title?


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    David Customer Support

    Hi there,

    try the is_archive() the is_category( 'slug' ) is used for posts of set category.



    Hi David,

    thanks for your quick reply. In the meantime I found a solution.

    The filter generate_show_title unfortunately works only on pages and posts. It´s not working on archives.

    With this function it´s possible to remove the titles on all archive pages:

    add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'remove_archive_titles' );
    function remove_archive_titles() {
    	add_filter( 'get_the_archive_title',
    		function ($title) {
        		return '';

    See here.

    But an empty <h1 class="page-title"></h1> still remains there.

    Another question:

    It´s possible to customize archives.php (inc -> structure) by uploading the file to the child-theme-directory? I tested it but nothing was changing.


    Tom Lead Developer

    Try this instead:

    remove_action( 'generate_archive_title', 'generate_archive_title' );

    It’s not possible to overwrite that file, as it’s not a regular template file. What changes are you wanting to make?



    Hi guys,

    I have the same issue as Raphael.
    Usually, I use {{post_title}} in page headers and then there is no issue.
    But sometimes post_title in its exact form is not desired.

    Then the white box with archive title appears.

    doing this:

    add_filter( 'get_the_archive_title', function ($title) { return ''; });

    removes the text, but an empty header remains in the source and creates a white box:

    <header class="page-header">
    <h1 class="page-title">

    Adding this

    remove_action( 'generate_archive_title', 'generate_archive_title' );

    doesn’t seem to do anything at all.

    Any other ideas? (besides doing display:none)




    Oh, nevermind guys; I have found the solution:

    add_action( 'after_setup_theme', function() {
        remove_action( 'generate_archive_title', 'generate_archive_title' );
    } );



    Tom Lead Developer

    Glad you got it working – thanks for sharing the code 🙂



    Unfortunately this code is not working for me. With Elementor I build a page-template with page-header and content, because I want an individual header.

    The action removes also the title generated by Elementor. Without the code both titles are visible. So I need the page-title, but only generated by the Elementor-template.

    Any idea how to achieve this?



    Tom Lead Developer

    Any chance you can link us to the page where both titles are showing?

    Let me know 🙂



    Hi Tom,

    sorry, yes, of course 🙂




    Currently there is only one title visible.

    The second is hidden by the function above, so there still remains:

    <h1 class="page-title"></h1>




    Tom Lead Developer

    How are you currently getting the Elementor element into the archive title area?

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