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How To Remove the Screen Options Tab

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Are you looking for a way to remove the screen options tab? These snippets can be useful in the case you made modifications to the admin and want to hide the screen options.

Instructions:

Add one of the following snippets to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.

  • This snippet will remove the screen options tab completely.
  • function remove_screen_options(){
        return false;
    }
    add_filter('screen_options_show_screen', 'remove_screen_options');
    
  • This snippet will remove the screen options tab for everyone but the admin or users with the manage_options capability.
    function remove_screen_options(){
       return current_user_can( 'manage_options' );
    }
    add_filter('screen_options_show_screen', 'remove_screen_options');
    

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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