Is it possible to create a wordpress dashboard plugin that will span all the columns that the user has chosen to display? I know how to force the user to only display one column but I would rather leave them that freedom and span the number of columns that they have selected. Be it one, two, three or four. Thanks.

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No you can't - a metabox cannot span more than one column, and so the width of the metabox is determined by how many columns there are.

  • What a shame, I shall have to add scrolling then :(
    – Nigel B
    May 15, 2012 at 22:42

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