Support » Fixing WordPress » Turning off Screen Options on Subscriber Dashboard by default

  • In version 2.7, all Screen Options are checked for new subscribers by default. When they go to the Dashboard, they are confronted with a page full of “Incoming Links”, “Recent Events”, “WordPress Development Blog”, and “Other WordPress News”. I would prefer a simple approach and would like to have them unchecked for new subscribers.

    How can I do this?

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  • That’s an idea but the “iwg-hide-dashboard” plugin requires the “Role Manager” plug to work. I tried Role Manager recently. It gives you the ability to create new roles, something I would very much like to do. Unfortunately, these new roles remain even after you deactive Role Manager. That might be all right BUT if you decide to change one of these new roles back to a standard role after deactivation, you can’t do it. In other words, activating and using Role Manager is a one way trip. It doesn’t clean up after itself after you decide that you don’t want to use it anymore.

    I backed up my database before testing Role Manager and, after discovering these issues I deactivated it, dropped the database tables ane imported the backup files. That’s the only way to clean up after Role Manager. I’m happy that I took this precaution before activation it. Of course, this procedure won’t work if you don’t use it immediately. Once you have made any other changes to WordPress, you will lose them when you restore from backup.

    Bottom line: I still need what Role Manager can do but I don’t like plugins that don’t remove themselves completly when you decide not to use them for some reason.

    Rick – I just came across your question while searching for the same functionality. Thank you for warning me away from Role Manager.

    I managed to find a plugin based on iwg-hide-dashboard that doesn’t require Role Manager:

    Just installed it and everything seems to be working well. If I discover otherwise, I’ll post an update.

    Sweet! That is exactly what I was looking for and it works perfectly. Thanks, uplandporter!



    What version of WP are u using? – I’m using 2.7 and all the screen options show up.

    Kim Parsell


    WP Mom

    @marketingd: If you are having problems trying to get the WP Hide Dashboard plugin to work on your WP blog, please leave a comment on the plugin’s post on my site, and I’ll do what I can to help you. Be sure to include as much detail as possible about your problem (including the other plugins you have currently installed).

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