Add Dashboard Columns

Description

Enable Dashboard Columns in WordPress 3.8 or later

Installation

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > New Plugin, search for add-dashboard-columns and click “Install now
  2. Alternatively, download the plugin and upload the contents of add-dashboard-columns.zip to your plugins directory, which usually is /wp-content/plugins/.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Go to the Dashboard and change the layout columns inside the Screen options.

FAQ

What meta delete?

This plugin delete screen_layout_dashboard and screen_layout_dashboard-network.

Why not delete meta-box-order_dashboard or meta-box-order_dashboard-network?

Basically because I do not consider it necessary, and may be an established order has not been changed and the number of columns.

Is possible disabled for a specific user or network site?

Yes, use the add_dashboard_columns_enabled filter to switch.
Note: It does not remove any configuration simply prevents to fire the hook.

I activated it but it does not show the layout, what happens?

The most certain thing is that the assets are missing, since they are checked to avoid UX issues.

Needs support?

Please, use the WordPress plugin forums support.

You found an error?

Please, create an issue.

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Contributors & Developers

“Add Dashboard Columns” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.0.0

  • The plugin is modified to improve performance.
  • Add filter add_dashboard_columns_enabled to switch.
  • Now the meta is deleted when the plugin is deleted.

1.5

  • Check support
  • Register action and filters if is admin only
  • Move class to child folder
  • Change 3 to 2 on default layout_columns option
  • Use delete_metadata to delete screen_layout_dashboard and screen_layout_dashboard-network
  • Check and pass WordPress Coding Standards for PHP

1.4.1

  • Change to static class and check support

1.4

  • Change code for working with WordPress 4.8

1.3.5

  • Rewrite plugin
  • Delete meta on plugin deactivation ( Tested with 10000 users with meta, single installation and multisite installation )

1.3.4.2

  • Remove register_deactivation_hook, because on many users it may not work properly

1.3.4.1

  • Fix WP CLI

1.3.4

  • Rewrite plugin
  • Delete in WordPress 4.6+ screen_layout_dashboard, meta-box-order_dashboard,
    also delete if multisite screen_layout_dashboard-network, meta-box-order_dashboard-network on deactivation

1.3.3

  • Check support
  • Use bootstrap media for clean CSS
  • Remove admin_enqueue_scripts, now uses admin_head-index.php to print Custom CSS

1.3.2

  • Check support
  • Add donation link in plugin page

1.3.1

  • Check support

1.3

  • Check support
  • clean directories/files

1.2

  • Check support

1.1

  • Check support
  • Fix bad url on css file

1.0

  • Initial version