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    I’d like to change the dashboard for everyone that registered to my site as an author. Right now authors see the exact same dashboard I do but I would like to erase some widgets as well as the “Screen Options” and “Help” in the upper right corner. I already tried the “Adminimize” Plugin but unfortunately it doesn’t work for me.

    Anyone an idea how else I can do it?

    Thank you!

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  • I have the same problem. Anyone has a solution?

    I had a similar problem some time ago. The problem is that WordPress only supports user specific dashboard configuration. So the user has to do the changes him/herself. There are no rolespecific options – the deafult layout is hard coded.

    My solution, which involves hard coding is here:

    You could add a few more lines of code to make my solution rolespecific. I just wanted to change the default dashboard view.

    Thanks AnttiJN,

    but as you said … it would make updating wordpress a nightmare. Anyone else an idea how to get a result that would be close to my question? I would believe a lot of people are out there with the same problem…!??!


    What about changing dashboard.php and erase i.e. “Other WordPress News”, “Plugins” etc. ?

    That would change the dashboard for every user, right? And upadating WordPress wouldn’t be a nightmare since the only thing I have to do is possibly change dashboard.php again!? Would that be a possibiliy or am I thinking the complete wrong way?


    I believe there is no proper solution for this problem so far. For erasing the “help” and the “Screen Options” tab I used the wp-cms-post-control plugin.

    I guess I should be satisfied with that for now. In case someone knows about a solution for the dashboard I’d be happy to hear from you! For now … resolved!

    I’m a little suprised to find that WP did not come out with this functionality out of the box. Why would anyone want a contributor to see everything on the backend, even if they have read only access.

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