A frequent request from end-users is the ability to remove the “title” column from Sharepoint lists and document libraries. You can rename this column to something else, but I do not recommend this for various reasons. “Title” is a reserved Sharepoint word and renaming it has been known to break things. Generally this only occurs if you change it in the Site Content Type Gallery, but I tend to err on the side of caution here. You can read about that particular limitation here.

But you can hide the title column from the default content types already built in to Sharepoint with a few easy steps. I’ve posted ample screenshots below for the visually stimulated!

Step 1. Navigate to the desired list that needs to be configured. I am starting with an out-of-the-box Sharepoint task list that has not been configured in any way. You can do the same or start with a custom list.

Step 2. Click on Settings and then List Settings. Once on the settings page for your list, click on the advanced settings link as shown below.

Step 3. The advanced settings page is not all that advanced as there are some common settings here, but you will need to set “Allow management of content types” to yes before proceeding. Click OK to continue.

Step 4. You should see the Content Types section now which will allow you to edit all settings pertaining to the content type that […]