Clean Up the Dashboard

Quickly and easily remove unnecessary dashboard widgets to simplify the WordPress backend.

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clean up the dashboard allows you to easily remove unnecessary widgets from the WordPress dashboard.

Quickly delete items like WordPress News that you don’t use or simply tidy up the backend for your clients.

Clean Up the Dashboard

Easily remove superfluous items like WordPress News from your dashboard.

Unnecessary dashboard widgets can be confusing for new users or clients inexperienced in using WordPress.

Clean Up the Dashboard can also help you simplify WordPress for users of your Multisite network.

Clean Up the Dashboard is Simple to Use

Simply install and activate the plugin and the default WordPress widgets will disappear from the dashboard.

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To install:

1.  Download the plugin file
2.  Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
3.  Upload the remove-wp-dashboard-widgets plugin folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site
4.  Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin:

  • For WordPress Multisite installs – visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.
  • On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.

Note: If you have an older versions of the plugins installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete them.

To Use:

That’s it! No configuration necessary!

Once you’ve activated the plugin the default WordPress Blog and Other WordPress News widgets are removed from your user’s dashboard.

Changing from this:

Default WordPress dashboard

To this:

Dashboard after WordPress Blog and Other WordPress News widgets have been removed

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