How to Disable the Welcome Panel in the Dashboard

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Are you looking for a way to disable the welcome panel in the WordPress dashboard? It can be useful if you are managing sites for clients and wish to hide things from them. While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to disable the welcome panel in the dashboard in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

remove_action( 'welcome_panel', 'wp_welcome_panel' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add 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: 12 best WordPress plugins for bloggers and how to start a blog.

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  1. This does not work from 6.0 onwards. Have you figured out an alternative?

    1. Hey Ibrahim, right now there isn’t any alternative.

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