Welcome Panel was introduced in WordPress v3.3 and since then it has allowed faster navigation for beginners. This panel introduces buttons and links which will lead users towards theme customization. This way, new users got a chance to reach their first pages, options, widgets, etc. However as you become more familiar to all these locations, this panel will become less useful for you. So may you want to hide this panel and to display other important things.

In today’s post we will show you 3 ways to remove the welcome panel in WordPress dashboard.

1.  The easiest way to hide this panel is to clicking on the Dismiss button.

 

2. You can also remove the welcome panel by clicking on the Screen Options. In down menu you must uncheck the “Welcome” button.

3. The third method is for more experienced users because it involves adding of code. Find functions.php file located in your theme and paste following code.

remove_action('welcome_panel', 'wp_welcome_panel'); 

Do not forget to save your changes. This code simply removes the action that adds the welcome panel to the admin dashboard.

That is all. Indeed it’s simple, right ? We hope this article helped you remove the welcome panel in WordPress dashboard.