Screen Options – What on earth? Woodie Knows WordPress

Woodie knows WordPress - Carrie Spencer Smart Ass RomanceHidey ho my enormous friends! How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? All is chilly here, but thank goodness I had the forethought to dig a nice big hole in the garage! I can stay perfectly warm and out of the wind and still sneak up to the house every now and then for some cat food. What a life!

Today I’m going to take you to the wonderful world of Screen Options. No, this doesn’t mean there’s a casting couch! This is a very well hidden part of WP that you might not know about!

Waaaaaaaaaaaay up at the top, where it says Howdy, yourname in the upper right hand corner? There’s also a little drop down button that says Screen Options.

Cuh-lick it!

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Little did you know all of that was hiding in there!

Now if you look, some of it is checked, some isn’t. What IS checked is shown on your dashboard page. Yup, go ahead and check it out. Recent Drafts is checked, and hey, Recent Drafts is below! Stats is checked..and….yup, sure enough, there it is below too! Now you can customize your landing page when you sign in to WP!

See where it says Screen Layout: Columns ? Play with those a bit. You can have all in one big column or 3 smaller columns. You can grab each header by the top gray bar and move it to one of the other columns until everything is juuuuust riiiiiight.

Now go to Posts and click on Screen Options again. Holy Smoley! It’s changed! =) Yup, it changes a lot depending on which category you are using in your dashboard.

Click the screen options button again, and voila! Just like a frog’s tongue it zips right back in! All changes are automatically saved.

WP.org users, your screen options are a bit more advanced.

Your screen options will depend on which plugins you’ve installed. Go ahead and take a peek, I bet yours looks different from mine!

Now go to Posts and click on Screen Options again. Holy Smoley! It’s changed! =) Yup, it changes a lot depending on which category you are using in your dashboard, just like WP.com.

And that’s all there is to screen options!

see ya next time!



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