Restore Columns

Description

In WordPress 3.8, the setting that controlled the number of displayed columns was removed from the «Screen Options» section of the Dashboard. From now on, WordPress decides how many columns it should display depending on the size of the browser window. This is convenient for mobile use, but not for a web browser maximized to the entire size of a 22-27 inch monitor, since WordPress always shows 4 columns in this case – even if only 2 widgets are shown.

This plugin restores the possibility to control the «Number of Columns» parameter in the «Screen Options» section of the Dashboard.

PS Please note that WordPress doesn’t allow you to select more than 2 columns if your browser window is not maximized.

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Screenshots

  • Setting «Number of Columns» in Dashboard.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Visit «Plugins\Add New».
  2. Search for «Restore Columns».
  3. Install and activate the plugin.
  4. Go to the «Screen Options» section of the Dashboard and set the «Number of Columns» parameter.
  5. That’s all.

Reviews

August 13, 2019
This allows one to expand the dashboard width wider, and it holds 1 column. But past a certain width, it switches to 2 or 3 columns again. It's better than the WP default, especially when looking at website stats, where one would like the maps and graphs to show as large as possible. I had another plugin that still worked but hadn't been updated in about 4 yrs, so needed to replace it.
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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

1.00

  • first version