Unregister WordPress Dashboard Widgets

Clean up your WordPress dashboard by removing unused widgets. This code snippet will remove only the widgets you choose and leave the ones you want visible.

WordPress populates the administrator dashboard with a number of widgets by default. These include widgets to display incoming links, recent drafts, quick press, and a few more. If you want to remove these widgets, use the following code snippet in your functions.php file.

function remove_dashboard_widgets() {
	global $wp_meta_boxes;
	unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_quick_press']);
	unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_incoming_links']);
	unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_right_now']);
	unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_plugins']);
	unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_recent_drafts']);
	unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_recent_comments']);
	unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_primary']);
	unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_secondary']);
}
add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'remove_dashboard_widgets' );

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