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How to Edit the Help Tab Dropdown in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to edit the help tab dropdown? This snippet lets you customize the help tab dropdown by adding a new help “page”.

Instructions:

  1. Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.
  2. Edit the echo statements in the custom_page_help() function to fit your needs.
<?php
add_action('load-page-new.php','add_custom_help_page');
add_action('load-page.php','add_custom_help_page');
function add_custom_help_page() {
   //the contextual help filter
   add_filter('contextual_help','custom_page_help');
}
function custom_page_help($help) {
   //keep the existing help copy
   echo $help;
   //add some new copy
   echo "<h5>Custom Features</h5>";
   echo "<p>Content placed above the more divider will appear in column 1. Content placed below the divider will appear in column 2.</p>";
}
?>

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.

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