How To Disable Dashboard Widgets

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Are you looking for a way to disable dashboard widgets? This snippet disables dashboard widgets, like the Right Now widget, Incoming Links widget, and several other widgets.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin. You can optionally comment out lines for widgets that you want to keep.

function remove_dashboard_widgets() {
  global $wp_meta_boxes;
add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'remove_dashboard_widgets' );

You can find all the dashboard widgets here in the WordPress Codex. It’s also possible to add your own dashboard widgets.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: How to Install Google Analytics on Your WordPress Site.

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