I removed some widgets from the dashboard in the wrong way (using unset() on $wp_meta_boxes) and as a side effect my dashboard widget area is now split into 4 columns, but with just the first 2 having the normal default widgets in, thus the page is squashed.

Is there a way to change the amount of widget columns in the dashboard? They are all active as I can drag and drop the widgets around, but now 4 is too many. I am using Wordpress 3.1.3 so don't have the new admin interface yet.


Under "Screen Options", you can change the number of columns. Does that fix your problem?

Dashboard with Number of Columns option visible

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  • That's what I read about, but I don't have screen options box :S – Dunhamzzz May 27 '11 at 9:48
  • Gah it was a plugin disabling it! Sorted it now, thanks. – Dunhamzzz May 27 '11 at 9:51

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