Force Dashboard to Display a Single Column Only

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Are you looking for a way to make WordPress admin dashboard appear in single column only? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to force dashboard to display a single column in WordPress.


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

function single_screen_columns( $columns ) {
    $columns['dashboard'] = 1;
    return $columns;
add_filter( 'screen_layout_columns', 'single_screen_columns' );

function single_screen_dashboard(){return 1;}
add_filter( 'get_user_option_screen_layout_dashboard', 'single_screen_dashboard' );

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: 12 best WordPress podcast plugins and 24 best WordPress multi-purpose themes.

Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Seems it doesn’t work anymore

    1. Hey, we will let our experts look into it and fix the snippet for you.

      In the meantime, you can check out the free WPCode plugin that you can use to add code snippets to your WordPress site easily.

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