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FV Clone Screen Options


Simple plugin which lets you manage Screen Options of all the users on your blog.

First set your own Screen Options and then clone them across all users with our plugin.

A huge time saver. Enjoy!

Note: Multisite is not supported very well, plugin doesn’t distinguish between individual blogs.

Free support available on our forums


  • FV Clone Screen Options in your WordPress menu
  • FV Clone Screen Options screen
  • Here's how you set your own Screen Options which you are able to clone to other users


You can use the built in installer and upgrader, or you can install the plugin


What screens are being cloned?

For all the post types (including ‘link’, ‘dashboard’ and custom post types):

  • Metabox visibility, position and open/closed state.
  • Number of columns on editing screen.
  • Number of items per page.
  • Columns in the list of the items.


  • WP admin panel menu open/closed state.
  • Dashboard items.
What user meta values are being cloned?

Here’s a list of the basic and legacy items:

  • wp_user-settings
  • managelink-managercolumnshidden
  • manageuploadcolumnshidden
  • edit_per_page
  • manageeditcolumnshidden
  • wp_usersettings
  • edit_pages_per_page
  • manageeditpagescolumnshidden
  • wp_metaboxorder_post
  • wp_metaboxorder_page
  • wp_metaboxorder_dashboard

Also all of this for all the posts types (post, page, attachment, revision) plus ‘link’, ‘dashboard’ and all the custom post types:

  • metaboxhidden_TYPE
  • closedpostboxes_TYPE
  • screen_layout_TYPE
  • meta-box-order_TYPE
  • edit_TYPE_per_page
  • manageedit-TYPEcolumnshidden


September 7, 2020
The clone tool did not show all users and did not clone to all users. This was not what I expected and did not serve my purpose, at all.
March 11, 2020
Thanks for adding this to WP community! Can it be deactivated after you've run the script?
April 3, 2017
Bought a plugin that works great... but only if you turn on a certain setting in the Screen Options. I needed it to work for every user, and this FV Clone Screen Options saved the day... quickly.
February 23, 2017
Plugin worked perfectly good! for existing users as well as for new users automatically( if you select for new users as well :P)
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Contributors & Developers

“FV Clone Screen Options” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 0.4 – 2019/06/12

  • Fix for WordPress 5.2.1 user registrations

Version 0.3 – 2018/05/14

  • Performance fix – properly detecting editor user roles rather than just skipping all subscribers

Version 0.2.5 – 2017/07/03

  • Hotfix for Multisite – plugin was adding unnecessary usermeta for all new users, regardless of user role.

Version 0.2.4 – 2016/05/16

  • Fix for sites with thousands of users

Version 0.2.3 – 2016/03/01

  • Fix for PHP warnings caused by new WordPress version.

Version 0.2.2 – 2010/07/11

  • Added support of WP 3.0 post types
  • Added support for link and media manager
  • Added sepparate button for just saving the settings for new users

Version 0.2.1 – 2010/06/17

  • Added support for list of posts and pages (Post -> Edit and Pages -> Edit)

Version 0.2 – 2010/02/26

  • Custom Screen Options configuration interface was removed.
  • All the standard WordPress Screen Options configuration panels are used, so plugin is easier to use.
  • Works with post, page and dashboard screens.

Version 0.1 – 2010/02/10

  • Plugin has its own interface for configuring Screen Options.
  • Support only for post screen.