How to Remove Top Help Tab from the Admin Dashboard

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Are you looking for a way to get rid of the “Help” tab from your admin dashboard? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to remove top help tab from the admin 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:

function contextual_help_list_remove(){
    global $current_screen;

Or, if you just want to hide the help tab with CSS, add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function hide_help() {
    echo '<style type="text/css">
            #contextual-help-link-wrap { display: none !important; }
add_action('admin_head', 'hide_help');

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: 11 best WordPress quiz plugins to boost user engagement and how to create a multi-page form in WordPress.

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  1. Tried both, added as snippets but didn’t work. Maybe needs updating…

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