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How To Disable Dashboard Widgets

WordPress dashboard has widgets for admin like the quick press, recent comments, and WordPress news so if you need to remove it from WordPress in just one minute using this code snippet.

Steps to disable dashboard widgets:

  1. Open WordPress admin panel then go to Appearance > Theme Editor
  2. Open theme functions.php file, if you work localhost open the same file using any code editor IDE
  3. Add the following code at the bottom of the file.
  4. Save the changes.
function zytheme_remove_dashboard_widgets() {
  global $wp_meta_boxes;
  unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_plugins']);
  unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_recent_comments']);
  unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_incoming_links']);
  unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_right_now']);
  unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_primary']);
  unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_secondary']);
  unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_quick_press']);
  unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_recent_drafts']);
}
add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'zytheme_remove_dashboard_widgets' );

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