How to Remove WordPress Dashboard Widgets

How to Remove WordPress Dashboard Widgets
Doris Barrett

If you’re like me, you don’t use most of the stuff on the dashboard. For instance, I never use the Quick Draft widget, and I can do without the WordPress News widget too. Luckily, there’s a way to remove them.

How to remove WordPress dashboard widgets
Katlyn Greco

On the other hand, not all of those features are needed by most users. Thanks to WordPress filters, we can hide unwanted widgets programmatically. To remove all widgets for once and for all, you can add the code snippet below to your functions file:

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You can even add your even widgets to the dashboard, there is a good plugin that creates a widget with your Google analytics report on your dashboard. But things like analytics you might not want to show to everyone who can login to the dashboard, so you will need to remove certain widgets. To remove widgets from the dashboard you can use the following snippet and add it to your functions.php.

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