How to Save a Widget and Remove it from an Area in WordPress
In this article, we will show you how to save a widget, but hide it from view. This can be helpful for complex widgets that you want to remove, but have it keep its settings.
1) Log in to the WordPress Dashboard
2) Click the Appearance link in the left menu
3) Click the Widgets link from the left menu
4) Click and drag the widget to the Inactive Widgets section
That’s it! You can check your home page (or the location of your widgets) to see the results.