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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.

Instructions:

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.

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