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How can i force wp-admin to use 2 column layout via plugin?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by toscho Oct 24 '13 at 13:40

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Please read How to Ask. This is not a good question. – toscho Oct 24 '13 at 13:39

This should help:

function so_screen_layout_columns( $columns ) {
    $columns['dashboard'] = 2;
    return $columns;
add_filter( 'screen_layout_columns', 'so_screen_layout_columns' );
function so_screen_layout_dashboard() {
    return 2;
add_filter( 'get_user_option_screen_layout_dashboard', 'so_screen_layout_dashboard' );

On dashboard screen options it will show 1 or 2 columns, after clicking 1 column after refresh will still be 2 columns. You can change to whatever number you want

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