Take More Control Over WordPress – Administration Screen, Screen Options

WordPress offers a lot of control to its users. There are so many options in a default installation, that the developers chose to limit what’s visible. To access all of the default controls look to the top right corner of the screen, there’s a tab that says “Screen Options”.


When you click “Screen Options” an option panel lowers down. You can enable or disable fields by checking the boxes. Each screen may have a different set of screen options, so look up there occasionally as you learn WordPress, and find out what new resources exist (or hide ones that you never use!)


Screen Option for Post/Pages.

Post/Pages Screen Options Include all of the following functions:

Show/Hide Discussion (allow or disallow Comments), Show/Hide Custom Fields, Show/Hide Excerpt Field, Show/Hide Post/Page Slug, Show/Hide Author, Show/Hide Format, Show/Hide Categories, Show/Hide Tags, Show/Hide Featured Image Uploader.

Whereas the Screen Options on the Admin Screen for Comments only include two fields, which show or hide columns in the grid.

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