November 8, 2023

Remove WordPress Screen Options with Code Snippets

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Removing clutter from your WordPress dashboard can streamline your workflow and enhance your user experience. The Screen Options tab, while useful, can sometimes be an unnecessary distraction. Here’s how you can remove screen option items using a simple code snippet.


Ensure you have the following resources ready and installed:

Remove WordPress Screen Options

  1. Navigate to Snippets > Add New in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Name your new snippet for easy identification, such as “Remove Screen Options”.
  3. Copy the code snippet below:
    function remove_dashboard_widgets() {
        remove_action( 'welcome_panel', 'wp_welcome_panel' );
        remove_meta_box( 'dashboard_right_now', 'dashboard', 'normal' );
        remove_meta_box( 'dashboard_activity', 'dashboard', 'normal' );
        remove_meta_box( 'dashboard_quick_press', 'dashboard', 'side' );
        remove_meta_box( 'dashboard_primary', 'dashboard', 'side' );
        remove_meta_box( 'dashboard_site_health', 'dashboard', 'normal' );
         remove_meta_box( 'e-dashboard-overview', 'dashboard', 'normal' );
    add_action( 'wp_dashboard_setup', 'remove_dashboard_widgets' );

    Source: Code Snippets

  4. Paste the code into the Code Snippets editor area.
    Remove Screen Options Code Snippet
  5. Save Changes and Activate the snippet.
    Remove Screen Options Outcome

Note: Before activation, review the code. If you wish to keep certain elements like the Welcome panel, simply remove the corresponding line or comment it out.

Supplementary Resources


With the code snippet activated, some Screen Options items will no longer appear on your WordPress dashboard. This simple yet effective method ensures a more focused and tidy workspace.

Required Resources

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Credit to Web Squadron
Web Squadron is a popular YouTube channel dedicated to providing informative tutorials, tips, and insights on web development and design. With a strong focus on WordPress and website builders like Bricks Builder, the channel aims to help users of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced developers, create and optimize their websites. By offering easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance, Web Squadron provides practical and valuable content.
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